I am a special needs pet and up to date with shots.
Kim (needs foster)'s Story...
Although Kim is only about a year old, she must have endured quite a bit in that time. We don't know if she was abused or simply never socialized, but Kim came to us terrified of people. She would try to get as far from us as possible, would not eat in our presence, and we had to carry her outside to get her to go to the bathroom. On top of everything, she was a mother taking care of two puppies, which is stressful enough. However, we have had Kim for almost a month now, and the difference in her is astounding! Both of her puppies have been adopted, but we'd love to see Kim go in to a foster home (even if it is not foster-to-adopt) so that she can become the best she can be. Kim now takes treats from us, lets us pet her, and even greets us when we come in to her room. She still isn't 100% comfortable with being pet, but is getting there! Kim has even been letting total strangers approach her without getting scared and running from them. She is also still working on her leash skills. We can get her to walk briefly on the leash, but we still have to carry her to get her outside.
We would love to find a foster who has experience with timid dogs. Kim is not aggressive with people in any way, she just needs a calm and quiet place to learn how to be a dog. She loves toys and treats, which works greatly to our advantage! We are still unsure how Kim is with other dogs and cats, so we'd prefer to place her in a foster home that can keep her seperate and do slow introductions over time. After seeing all the progress she has made in just a months time, we know this girl has potential!
If you are experienced with fearful dogs and would like to help our Kimmy girl on the road to a forever home, please get in touch with the shelter for more information!