After her owner abandoned her, she spent 9 years alone in a junkyard.

Hope For Paws received a name from Persephone Harrington, who saw a senior homeless dog seeking shelter behind a shipping container at a junkyard.

When rescuers arrived, they discovered her lying beneath the container, in the mud, among debris.

Rescuers found the dog’s owner had been deported 9 years ago and had just been left behind after speaking with locals. She’d been fending for herself on the streets for quite some time, unsure of where her owner was. She had also been struck by a truck at one time and failed to receive professional treatment, resulting in her dropping her eye.

People in the area have been feeding her, but she wants so much more. This mischievous dog, now known as Josephnine aka Pheenie, is in desperate need of a loving home, especially now that she’s in her golden years. Pheenie’s rescuers placed a light snare around her neck and waited to see how she would react. Pheenie was really kind and friendly, and she emerged from behind the delivery crate.

They thought she was historically significant after getting a closer look at her and discovering that all of her enamel was rotten and shattered.

They whisked her away to CARES, where she would eventually receive appropriate clinical treatment and a much-needed wash. Her vets diagnosed her with discosondylitis (spinal cord infection), severe dental problems, and a urinary tract infection. She also had a lot of breast tumors, which isn’t uncommon in un-spayed girls.

Pheenie sat on the sofa with warmed blankets after her bath. She quickly slept off for the length of what had been her first peaceful slumber in 9 years.

Pheenie was given to L.A. Animal Rescue to foster for the rest of her life. She spent several days taking walks, participating in outdoor activities, playing in the snow, and experiencing true love for the first time in a long time. Pheenie ultimately learned what every dog’s life must be like.

Pheenie was given to L.A. Animal Rescue to foster for the rest of her life. She spent several days taking walks, participating in outdoor activities, playing in the snow, and experiencing true love for the first time in a long time. Pheenie ultimately learned what every dog’s life must be like.