Kali is a Golden Retriever who was rescued in Taiwan in February of 2014.
Before Kali she was Nala, named by her foster care-givers in Taiwan. Before she was Nala she was abandoned and left on her own in the streets. She was rescued by Taiwan Pawprint Dog-Friendly Society (TPDS). TPDS coordinates with Rescued Love From Taiwan (RLFT) a group that brings rescued dogs, mostly Golden Retrievers, from Taiwan to the United States. Working with rescue groups in Taiwan and Northern California RLFT coordinates fostering and adoption for many loving dogs who were living in less than desirable circumstances, surrendered, or left alone on the streets.
Kali was one of 23 Goldens that arrived at San Francisco International Airport via China Airlines on Saturday evening, May 24, 2014. We met her at the airport, greeted her, and drove her home to Livermore to begin her new life in America.
This is Kali’s story, and to some degree mine, from the time she arrived in America and joined our family.
Update: May 2016
The tagline for this blog used to be “Kali’s new life in America”. The new tagline is “Kali’s new life in the mountains”. This is because in the Spring of 2016 after almost two years in America, and becoming a truly “American Girl” Kali, Holly, puppy Kloe and I moved to the Sierra Foothills of Northern California. So this remains Kali’s story, and as before to a large degree mine, as we both transition and adjust to living in the mountains in Tuolumne, CA.