I brought Sadie into our home in May 2021. She was 18 months old at the time. I was looking for a mature dog after our black lab died from cancer the year before. Sadie came from a home in Saskatchewan. Her prior owner had her for breeding purposes. When she was not able to produce puppies and was spayed she was needing a new home. I thought she would be perfect for our home. I was really not expecting what Sadie would be like. She came to us full of fear, she had not been socialized, did not know how to play and did not know anything about the world of treats. She hid 24 hrs a day in a bedroom which was her safe place. We suspect she has been abused. I was in love with Sadie but didn’t have a clue how to help her get past her fears and to help her become the dog she needed to be.
My daughter suggested reiki for Sadie. Having had reiki myself I thought this might be a good option. I did some searching and found Shelley. After some communication with her Shelley decided Animal Voice would be a good place to start. The Animal Voice session was amazing, it answered so many question I had about Sadie. Shelley gave me hope for my beautiful girl. We next did Distance Reiki. I noticed right away some improvements in Sadie.. each day I saw signs of progress. We have since had Animal Voice and Distance Reiki. I have to say that Sadie is improving all the time. I now see her tail wag, she loves to play and has found her voice, yes she has learned to bark! Sadie continues to be fearful but near as bad as seven months ago. Sadie has a fear of going through a door both going out and coming in. I suspect she will always be fearful in a way. I am prepared to work with Shelley for as long as it takes to see Sadie a happy and emotionally healthy dog! Thank you so much Shelley.