Every morning, the lobby of Dogtown HQ is swarmed with eager volunteers ready to help the residents of Dogtown. On many mornings, their first task is determined by one particular dog: Joy. Taking advantage of the early morning gathering, Joy scrambles up on every available lap. Talk about a GOOD morning! Who needs coffee when Joy is in the room?

Her resilience and gusto for life are inspiring to all who meet her. Joy is one of the amazing survivors of the Missouri 500.

This petite love bug wins over every person she meets. And we all hope that it won’t be long before someone she has wooed will simply not be able to leave Joy behind. Joy does need to be an only child, and she has a chronic medical condition. You can read more about Joy in this feature.

Until that very special home comes along, we will love and care for Joy right here at the Sanctuary.

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