Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin

Update on Sunny!

June 28, 2018

Sunny graduating

I'm sure we all remember the tragic story of Sunny, the beautiful yellow lab that was scolded with boiling water and taken into custody by The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin. After multiple, extensive surgeries and over two months in foster care, Sunny was adopted and found her forever home with the foster family that fell in love with her.

Sunny's story is one of success. Sunny has just completed her Trick Dog Class, where she earned titles included Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and even Expert!

"[Sunny] has now overcome so much mentally and physically that she is ready for the next step of her journey; Canine Good Citizen Class! We all look forward to seeing her continued progress," says Barb Smith at The Thinking K9, LLC. Barb has graciously donated a lifetime of training to Sunny.

"[Barb] has helped to heal her soul and give her back the confidence that was destroyed by her abuse," says Sunny's foster mom, Jennefer, "Sunny is doing amazing and all 3 of us really enjoyed being in this class with her. To have a dog achieve this so soon after her tragic burning is amazing."

"Sunny brings heartfelt joy to everyone she encounters! We see this at events, as well as during the classes she attends. She inspires and brings out the best in her fellow classmates as she continues to make great strides forward." -Barb Smith- The Thinking K9

Sunny will be the celebrity guest at Tito's Vodka's Paws for a Cause 5K-Beloit, WI event on July 7th!

For more information on how you can help The Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin's mission to help pets go home again, please visit our website at petsgohome.org.

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