After being rescued, Aspen was fostered by one of her rescuers because she was so frightened and traumatized. In a few months she gained weight and was adopted by Diane in Smithers who says:
It took a long, long while — two years, I’d say –for this timid, unsocialized dog to feel at home with us and to form any attachment to us. Now she’s much better around people and also around other dogs. She’s my constant companion and I don’t know what I did with myself before she came to live with us.
Aspen’s favourite activity is running. She’ll do it all day, every day, and never wants to stop. I’ve measured her stride when she’s running full out in the snow–4 metres!
Aspen is a sweet, gentle dog. She rarely barks–unless we’re skiing and we stop to take a break. Then she has a lot to say and it’s always the same thing: Let’s go!!