Penelope had a rough start to her young life having been hit by a car before coming to Houndhaven, undergoing surgery and months of activity restrictions. But she is now living her best beach life at New Smyrna Beach. At her home visit she was so happy to see her 13-year-old human brother and brought toy after toy over to him so he would play with her (which, of course, he was happy to do). There’s a nearby doggy beach to go to and her family has a boat. They had the cutest life jacket waiting for her for those boat rides she’ll be going on—she’ll be transformed into a mermaid when she’s wearing it complete with a mermaid tail. They’re keeping her name and will call her Penny for short.