Hello there, my name is Arta, and I traveled to Animal Haven all the way from Iran. It’s been a pretty significant journey, and transitioning to a completely unfamiliar place has been frightening for me. When I first arrived at the shelter, I was too scared to let anyone touch me. But I’ve been working with the training staff, and have quickly learned that the people here are actually my friends! Now I’ll accept petting, taking treats and I’m even going out for walks in this strange new city they call New York. I will benefit from an adopter who is willing to go at my speed and be patient as I learn about my new world, and the new people around me. I’m really a doll at heart, and it will take time, love and patience to help the “real me” emerge.