Tella had her poor little heart smashed to pieces by the evil puppy miller to whom she belonged for ELEVEN lonely and degrading years. She is scared of everything that is supposed to be good in this world. We can only imagine what she had to endure and what circumstances have made her so frightened. At first, Tella could not even look us in the eye. She felt she did not deserve kindness. Slowly, she has come around to letting us love her and she is starting to be happy about play time. Her good buddy, Hiawatha, is helping her to believe that she is worthy of friendship and fun. Tella needs an understanding family that will continue to give her the support she needs to be the happy poodle she should be. We know she can do it - we're seeing little glimmers of hope from her - and we believe that Tella CAN find peace, good times and comfort from the special people who give her a home.