In her Animal Control i.d. photo, Oreo displays the “pancake” behavior characteristic of many abused and puppy mill dogs–flattening against the ground, too stressed to respond or move out of her kennel.

Oreo in a kennel displaying pancake behavior

Once Oreo was with St. Francis, experienced and compassionate dog handler Jeffrey Connolly worked his magic on her.

Oreo standing tall with Jeffrey Connolly