Brownie was found as a stray by the Metro North train station in Yonkers in March 2005. No ID nothing for this young brown Pit Bull / All American Mixed Breed. He had no life threatening wounds, did not seem abused. Just a plain brown dog, maybe a little too active but like so many that are dumped and forgotten. So at firsthis rescue and second chance may not seem extraordinary…but to wait 7 years in an old animal shelter for his savior to come is an amazing story in itself. It’s a testament to the resiliency of Brownie, and most certainly to the volunteers that never gave up on him. Getting him the training he needed so he would walk well ona leash, keeping him socialized and most important giving him love so HE never gave up. No one should die because they are thought of as just plain looking.And while he got plenty of affection and exercise and training sessions to keep him happy a shelter is nowhere to live your life and it’s not a home. In May 2012 Brownie’s savior came. Through a network of sharing on facebook which is run by two other volunteers, a lady in Washington DC read his story and opened her heart to him. On May 5, 2012 Pet Adoption League volunteers drove Brownie to meet Amy half way between Washington DC and Yonkers. We call that his “freedom ride”. He is finally home. He goes for walks along the Potomac River and has become a true ambassador in sorts that forgotten long term animal shelterpets deserve a chance. Truly a story of the dog NO ONE wanted. Always passed over, but we never gave up and neither did Brownie (now Shanti).