"Reluctantly, he realized this was no life for her, and he knew he had to give her up," Jones says. "When he brought Darby to the shelter, he was in tears. He had the entire DAS staff in tears too."
Like so many dogs surrendered by their owners, Darby went through a "mourning period." But after receiving medical treatment, meals, walks and playtime, she eventually got more comfortable at the shelter. And she certainly was not shy around the other dogs.
"In fact, I think she feels as though she is the Grand Dame since she is the oldest dog there," Jones says. "She barks at many dogs as she makes her way to the yard. She is a free spirit."
Shelter staff quickly noticed that one of Darby's favorite things to do was play in kiddie pools. When they'd let her out into the yard, she'd make a beeline for a pool, where she'd just roll around and enjoy the water.