Beautiful Bessie is SO happy to be out of the shelter! She waited for nearly a month without any interest, when it just so happened that a networking team who was furiously trying to get this girl some attention reached out to New Leash On Life to try and save her life!
After meeting Bessie in person, we couldn't believe this lovely girl wasn't snatched up in a second! The shelter is often a frightening place for dogs - with lots of loud noises and smells, constant barking, and hardly any activity for dogs cooped up in small kennels all day long, Bessie just wasn't happy there and appeared very timid at first. But when we went to pet her, she leaned into our hands, allowing us to hold and comfort her. She was filthy, miserable, and had almost given up hope of ever finding love again - we couldn't WAIT to get her out of that environment!
Bessie would do best with a person or family that is experienced with the Mastiff breed, and would thrive in a quiet, low-key household with few people coming and going.
Whatever may have happened to Bessie in her past life has made her distrustful of males, and she will need time to bond with any man she may be living with.
Our trainer is happy to help out in any way she can to ensure Bessie and her new family are a match made in heaven!
Follow the link and click the "Adopt Me" button to submit an adoption application for Bessie: http://www.nlol.org/rescue-dog/bessie
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