RESCUE husky Deena is giving back after settling in to her forever home.

Deena was found by charity Great Bulls of China, who save dogs from Chinese meat trucks.

Despite being deemed the "naughtiest puppy in China", she was taken in by Steve and Christine Arnott, from Crossgates.

Now, she is earning her keep, volunteering as a therapy dog in West Fife care homes.

"When we first got her it was like she was going through a decompression after everything she had gone through," Steve said.

"But even then, we thought her character is that good, she needs to do something.

"Our older malamute had visited someone with Parkinsons in Newburgh and everyone was asking to borrow him, the poor souls, even just touching him put a smile on their faces.

"We went to the care home last week and she was brilliant – she hadn't seen wheelchairs or zimmer frames or anything like that before.

"There's always the odd person who doesn't like dogs – but she made most people smile."

After sharing Deena's story previously, Great Bulls of China received additional donations and were even able to rehome some dogs in the UK, Steve told the Times.

The family are hoping to make Deena's therapy visits a regular occurrence and visit different care facilities in the area.

The Times reported last April that Deena had been found at three-months-old living on the streets with a badly-broken back femur.

Great Bulls of China suspected she had escaped from the back of a meat truck.

"We are hoping to take her back on Thursday," Steve said.

"She was so well behaved, we laugh because the people who took care of her said she was the naughtiest dog in China, we haven't really seen that.

"The day we took her to the care home, she actually did knock over a table of eggs – but what can you do, she is a husky, you can't take your eye off her.

"We just lost one of the old boys last week but have three malamutes, a husky, Deena, and German shepherds.

"They are our kids, when you have six or seven dogs, everything is based around them.

"It's all through a charity in Edinburgh called Canine Concern.

"They do dog therapy and are hoping to help us start in the hospice in Dunfermline, so that will be another place.

"We felt we needed to do something."

Before taking on the costly task of bringing Deena to Scotland, the couple had planned for a new kitchen.

According to Steve, almost a year later, the kitchen still looks like a bombsite but he is glad they spent the money on her.