Duchess became a part of my family May 24, 2007. I was looking for someone to be home with me while my husband went on a 4 month TDY. As soon as we took her into the adoption room, I knew she was a perfect fit for us. She was laid back and just wanted to hang out in the room with us. When we got her home, she was exactly the same. She would hang out and lay on the floor while we watched TV and loved to snuggle with us in the bed. Over the last year, we've had some changes in our life (divorce, moving, starting over), but she is still the same dog that I met 5 years ago at the shelter. She has been my on steady constant through all our changes. My favorite thing about Duchess is how much "puppy" is still in her, even being 9 years old. She loves going on long walks and playing at the dog park. Thank you SVAS for introducing me to my best friend!!