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for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, purebred, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, and not good with kids.
This time poor Hershey went to a heroin addicted male relative who lived in a poor social situation, where he stayed for about 6 months. He seems to have been abused and suffered severe burns to his back (now being treated). Another relative saw Hersheys situation and rescued him and gave him to us.
Whew! No wonder Hershey is feeling so traumatized and unsettled! Besides being in so much pain from his open wounds, he came to us very fearful, so frightened he could only threaten to nip when he felt like someone might hurt him or back him into a corner. He just did not know what else to do to protect himself.
The good news about Hershey is that, after just being with us a few days, he has already bonded with one person and will readily hop into her lap for affection. He looks longingly after her when she leaves the room and does a happy Doxi dance when she comes back.
He does not seem to bark at or worry about new people in the room as long as they are polite and do not pressure him. Gentle new strangers can soon softly stroke his head IF they wait until he is ready and leave him alone if he is not. There is certainly good hope for rehabilitation.
It seems that Hershey most likely has significant insecurity issues from being bounced around his whole life and then abused. Who can blame him for not trusting??
What he is looking for is to have one very special person in his life, a person who will be kind to him and with whom he can bond thoroughly. He wants an experienced person who can work with him and help him to learn that other people in his life can be kind and reliable also. He will also want his new owner to protect him from strangers trying to pick him up or startling him by reaching to suddenly pet him.
If you turn out to be his special person, he promises he will bond quickly and completely with you and be your faithful and affectionate friend.
He will do best in a single person home or with a couple in which both people are patient, gentle and devoted to his rehabilitation. We can tell that, in the right home, Hershey will be a great little companion. When he is comfy, he will be affectionate and a happy pup.
Come meet our handsome Hershey if you have an adult only home and are ready to turn his life around by offering him a stable home and lots of love and patience.
Please apply only if you have experience with the rehabilitation of fearful dogs.
We do not yet know if he is housetrained still but reportedly he was when living with the grandmother. He is good in the car.
Adoption donation $125.
Be sure to check out our other great dogs at www.lovingpetinnadoptions.org
Please note that we do not ship animals. We also require a home visit before finalizing any adoptions so preference is given to applicants within a 90 mile range. You will be required to come to High Point, NC to meet/pick up your new pet.
HOW TO APPLY:
1. Go to www.lovingpetinnadoptions.org
2. Click on the "Adoption Application" link on the left side of the page.
3. The application will open as a PDF and you should have the ability to fill it in from that page. Be sure to complete all fields.
4. Save the application to your computer, then attach in an email and send to email@example.com
5. Print the application and fax to 336-393-0621.
6. Someone will review your application as soon as possible, usually within 24 hours, and will be in touch with next steps.