Trixie is a 5-year-old retriever mix who came to the APL through our Humane Investigations department. She was very under socialized, timid and fearful. Trixie didn’t require a lot of medical care, but her spirit was in desperate need of attention. The adoption staff went right to work and started placing her behind the adoption desk for more socialization. Within 2 weeks, Trixie began smiling at the staff. She soon was confident enough to trust others and found a forever family who adore her.