Matilda was just a puppy when she first arrived at the Douglas County Animal Shelter. Even though the tiny pit bull was being brought to the shelter, the staff couldn’t help but notice how happy she was. The little girl was so excitable that she couldn’t stop her tail from wagging.
Matilda’s bubbling exuberance threw shelter workers off guard. They couldn’t believe how friendly she was after her rough start in life. The sweet pup spent her first two months of life as a stray dog on the often unforgiving streets of Georgia. When she was discovered by shelter workers, her belly was full of worms and she had a terribly irritating skin condition.