She was found sitting in a median between very busy roads. It was a very odd place for a dog. Right after you pass a bridge, busy road, no buildings immediately next to the road. Something about where she was and how she was seemed very troubling.
I stopped and got out of the car. I called her and she immediately run towards me, but she stopped a couple of feet away and started showing signs of extreme submission. The 'don't hurt me' body language. I reached out to touch her and she screamed. The way a dog screams when it is very scared or very hurt. I started petting her gently, and her tail started going and she came closer. She was so happy and relieved for someone to have found her.
Amelia is now spayed, vaccinated, on flea and heartworm preventative, her skin has been treated and she's doing great. The vet took xrays of her limping leg and at some point in her life her leg was broken, nothing was ever done about it and it did not heal. She has been in constant pain ever since. She went through a surgery to help with that and the surgery was successful.
Amelia is such a great dog! She gets along with everyone. She is a total love bug. She loves playing and she can play rough, but when she's done all she wants is to be with her person. She is a very active dog. She needs to learn some manners but that should not be a problem. I started working with her and she knows ‘sit’ command now. She gets very excited at times, but she calms down nicely. She is a young dog and so the energy level is not surprising given her age. She is very food motivated and that helps with training a lot. She is also definitely a people pleaser.
She is a very loving dog that does not have a mean bone in her body, but she is very strong and energetic and she likes to grab things with her mouth (there is not a bit of aggression in it, it’s just how she plays), and so she will do best in a home without small children. She would never do any harm intentionally, but given her strength and energy level she might hurt a small child by accident, just trying to be loving and playful.
Amelia loves to play with other dogs. She also loves to snuggle up on the sofa with you. She loves tummy rub and to snuggle. She wants to be where her person is. She does great in a car and loves going places. She LOVES water and a doggie pool is a must for her. She has been through so much in her short life. Now she is waiting for the happy part of her life to begin.
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