October 8, 2007
I am writing this to commend the good people at Georgia Dog Gym. They are caring and good natured people. But to really
tell you how much I think of them, I have to tell you about Shadow.
Shadow is our German Shepherd. We think she is about 6 years old. I say, we think, because Shadow was adpoted from a
shelter. The story I was told is that she was found chained up, underneath a drug dealer's porch. Her litters of puppies were
all dead. She had knawed her teeth down trying to get off the chain. She had a bad case of mange. As if all of that were not
enough to melt my heart, when I took her to the vet to be examined, we found out she had bird shot in her eye. You can plainly
see it. It apparently has not affected her vision to any great extent and her eye has healed around it.
Shadow is a fine, healthy girl now. I did, however, find out why she was called Shadow. It seems I can't leave her by
herself. She always wants to be with me. So I make allowances in my life, like bringing her into the office or taking her
with me whenever I go somewhere. When I have to be in court or be out of the office for any time, she goes to the Dog Gym
for day care.
Shadow acts like she owns the place. There's a reason for that. From the moment I turn on to Kingston Hwy., I can see
a difference in her behavior. When I start to make the turn on to Fred Kelly, Shadow starts trying to go under my legs to
get out. When I park my truck, she literally dives out of the truck and heads for the front door. There have been several
times she had almost knocked me down in an effort to get inside Dog Gym. When I open the door, she goes running back to find
someone. She is usually greeted with an enthusiastic "SHADOW". She absolutely adores the people there and I think the feeling
It is so gratifying to see her reaction to Dog Gym and how well they treat her. I especially like the fact that someone
goes outside with her and the other dogs when they let them out to play in the yard. I know Shadow is in very good hands when
I leave her there for day care or boarding. They have my complete trust and thanks.