I was one of 23 chihuahuas living under one roof with hardly any people contact, much less affection. When I first came to TALGV, I was always on edge with both dogs and people. I thought I had to be in control – thus, my name. I was adopted by a nice man who had no other pets, but sadly, I had to be returned because my anxiety caused problems. Past trauma can be hard on the nerves. Volunteers say I’m making progress, but I still have to work on greeting strangers. On a 3-day over-nighter with my favorite volunteer, I had fun walks on leash and slept with her and her chihuahua. With patience and time, I’ll get to know and trust you. And once that happens, you’ll have a devoted friend for life.