The Brittany-hound mix has been in the care of Collier County Domestic Animal Services (DAS) in Naples, Florida, since December. Her owner made the very difficult decision to give her up when he felt he could no longer provide the care she deserved.
"There are many reasons why dogs are surrendered, but Darby's was particularly heartbreaking," Mary Jones, a volunteer at DAS, tells The Dodo. "Darby's owner fell upon financial hardships. He lost his home, and was living out of his car for a couple months, Darby all the while at his side."
Eventually, it all got to be too much. He knew Darby deserved better. And that's exactly why she's currently looking for a new home.