Satari is a 12 year old black shepherd. I met her when I visited my friend Donna in Sandpoint, Idaho. She was volunteering for the Panhandle Animal Shelter. Satari lived there for four years. What was incredible about Satari is that she was affectionate, playful and loving even after living in the shelter all that time. This drawing is from a photo Donna took on one of their outings.
Donna wanted to adopt her but she already had a large animal family. However, she was committed to finding Satari a home. For five weeks she walked Satari in the towns of Sandpoint and Coeur d' Alene posting flyers in stores and talking to people in hopes of getting her a home. She even had a U tube video made about Satari. No takers.
Whether is was Donna's positive energy, her diligent efforts, or a higher power, out of the blue someone called to adopt Satari. Although she was sad to see her go, she is happy Satari now has a forever home.