Dog of the Week: Survivor of Hoarding Case Seeks a Loving Home
Valerie {Courtesy Broward County Animal Care}

By Agrippina Fadel

Valerie, a snow-white border collie, is learning to trust humans and accept love again after being rescued from a distressing hoarding case in March.

After living in tight quarters with 60 other dogs, Valerie arrived at Broward County Animal Care covered in urine, noticeably underweight, and incredibly shy.

Now in foster care, Valerie has made remarkable progress in her recovery. This sweet and gentle lady is gradually learning to trust again, showcasing her resilience and capacity for love.

Previously fearful of people, Valerie would wait for her foster parents to leave before feeling comfortable enough to eat. Now, she has reached a point where she willingly takes food from people’s hands and accepts affectionate rubs and gentle pets. It is a heartwarming transformation that inspires hope for her future.

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Valerie {Courtesy Broward County Animal Care}

“We believe that there are better days ahead for Valerie,” said a Broward County Animal Care staff member. “She needs a loving home and a patient family to help her learn how to behave like a typical dog. While she may require additional training in housebreaking and leash-walking, we are confident that with the right environment, Valerie will continue to thrive.”

To schedule a meet-and-greet appointment with Valerie and learn more about other adoptable pets, email

The Adoption Center at Broward County Animal Care is located at 2400 SW 42 Street, Fort Lauderdale, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Adoptions are at no cost and include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, a microchip, and a Broward County pet license tag.

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Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and received her master's in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at She has been a US resident for over ten years and speaks English and Russian.