We are so fortunate to have Ashi in our program and we feel that her new forever family will be equally as lucky. Ashi is a gorgeous, 5 year old, freckled Cattle Dog with a sweet smile and inquisitive ears. She is about 45 pounds and has a heart of gold, a wise demeanor and degree in obedience. She has been in our program for nearly 4 years due to her first really difficult year as a stray, but she has overcome many hurdles in that time. We can thankfully say that she’s healthy, happy and ready to begin the next step of her journey as family dog.
Ashi was part of a large group of homeless dogs that had very little human contact and were often injured. She survived being hit by a car, but it left her with severe injuries. She was vulnerable and had to be much more cautious of her surroundings after her incident. She was terribly painful, thin, limping and we knew we had to help her. It’s often very tough to help when these dogs are scared and in survival mode, but we were able to trap her and take her immediately in for an evaluation with our vet. Her femurs were found to be significantly injured, so the best course of action was an immediate surgery called bilateral FHO.
Her recovery was long, but she did completely heal and now enjoys active play just like any other pup. She takes a daily Glucosamine supplement, but doesn’t require any additional medications or therapy. The longest part of her recovery was learning confidence and to trust people that she’d only known to avoid the first year of her life. Ashi has had a few foster families since her rescue and has made drastic improvements. She now knows she can trust and bond with people. Just recently she completed an Obedience Training program and has mastered extended leash walking, sit, stay, heel, down, come and is crate trained. She’s very smart and is eager to please her trainer and foster.
Ashi still requires slow introductions to new people and new dogs. She may always have some fear and anxiety with new situations, but we think that with a routine and repetition, she can also overcome these. She seems shy at first, but can bond once she feels comfortable. Her current trainer of just 3 months says she’s a hoot and loves to play chase. We feel that Ashi will be happiest either as a single dog or with another large, balanced dog as a companion. She tends to look at her furry friends for guidance in new places. She loves to spend time outdoors, playing with toys, relaxing for movie night and going for car rides. Ashi is a go with the flow girl, so she would adapt to her new owner’s pace and routine quickly. She just needs someone to help her ease into her new life and give her loads of love and attention.
Ashi is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and ready to meet her family. If you want additional information about Ashi or to meet her, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can also be submitted at http://duckteam6.org/adoption-application. Ashi’s adoption fee is $200. PLEASE watch Ashi’s video to see her playful nature and beautiful face. YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL4_jTt7kFE&feature=youtu.be
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