Beautiful beagle Fiona is 14 years old and was surrendered to Barrow county animal control last year because of her appalling skin issues, which her owners said they could not afford to fix. When we offered to pay for her medication so that she could stay in the home with her family, and shelter staff explained that she would not escape euthanasia at the kill center due to her age and condition, her parents said ‘that’s okay, you guys keep her!’

Their loss is our gain, as she is a wonderful addition to the cabin. A very self sufficient dog, with a huge bark at mealtime, Fiona is at her happiest scavenging for scraps or finding a comfy spot in the couch where she can go to sleep…with her eyes open! This can be a little disconcerting but it’s how she is and we love her regardless.