Irene was rescued during Hurricane Harvey and later came to Best Friends from a humane society in Utah. She is shy and fearful with strangers at first but then warms up and turns into a silly goofball. Irene isn't a flashy dog on the outside, but she makes up for it with her shining personality. Her little body wiggles with joy when she sees her caregivers. She loves to play with other dogs at Dogtown, and she has been a good role model for her doggie roommate. She even passed a cat test at the Sanctuary. Born in 2014, Irene had some issues with strangers entering her previous home. She'll do best in a quiet home without a lot of foot traffic or visitors. Irene is currently working on losing a little weight, keeping up her dog skills with play dates and improving her social skills with new people.