We’re pleased to announce that this month we welcomed our very first rescue to Dogs Matter — Kai, a two-and-a-half year old Akita/Shepherd mix. We stepped in to help Kai so that her owner could continue and successfully complete treatment for drug addiction. It was a difficult separation at first. When her owner began treatment, Kai was taken by her Dad and restrained in the backyard all day. When her owner found out about how Kai was being cared for, she wanted to leave treatment to help. Instead, Dogs Matter came to the rescue and has taken Kai to a very safe and healthy foster home so her owner can focus on treatment. Kai has been bathed, dipped, dewormed and tagged. She is eating healthy, nutritious food and treats and enjoys playing with her new friends in a big yard. She gets two walks a day and lots of love. She even got to visit her owner recently – who is now committed to staying and finishing treatment knowing that Kai is in good hands.