You found Mocha with a logging chain around her neck tethered to a tree. Your organization brought her step by step from Kentucky to Vermont. She was being fostered in Burlington when we met her. She was about eighteen months old at the time.

Mocha is the smartest dog I’ve ever known. She knows and responds to many words, she’s never had an accident in the house, she guards her tiny sisters out in the fenced in yard and on our daily hikes, and, only barks when there is something worth telling us. 

She still doesn’t like surprises. A stranger walked into their dog area without warning one day and she barked and growled up a storm. That’s only fair isn’t it? And it is a rare occurrence. Most of the day she is busy overseeing our property and looking for every opportunity to get approval from us and give her love. ~Kathy Mehuron

Tanya Toth