A four-year-old Labrador Retriever was dumped at the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas, by her family when they moved away and decided not to take her with them.

After being with a family for her whole life, Paris now found herself alone and terrified in a kennel. She was confused and waiting for her family to come back for her, but sadly, they never would.

The shelter staff hoped she would find a new loving home, or at the very least a foster home or rescue to go to. A shelter was no place for a scared pup who had just been abandoned by her family.

Luckily, Paris’ time at the shelter finally came to an end. She did find a family to adopt her, but they were inexperienced with dealing with timid dogs like Paris and thought it would be best to give her up.

Because of Paris’ nervous behavior around some people, it’s believed that Paris may have been abused or mistreated by her original family. Sadly, this has left Paris untrusting of humans.

Thankfully, Paris has since found a wonderful foster family to live with, who are very patient and will help Paris learn to trust humans again before eventually finding a forever home.