The STAFF at the SHELTER ADORE HER and are PERPLEXED with WHY the family brought this sweet girl in with an INTIMIDATING MUZZLE???! Expecting her to be aggressive, the muzzle was removed to find a confused, sad, sweet -- tender even -- dog that has NO IDEA what just happened... or WHY!
Her BEHAVIORAL EXAM and BEHAVIOR since her arrival mid May has been EXEMPLARY! She's allowed all handling, solicited attention, jumped in the handlers lap, showed no food or toy guarding. She was social with the helper dog. She knows “sit,” “down,” “stay,” “paw” and “come” . She LOVES to play fetch. Stranger test - Lucy approached the stranger slowly with coaxing and sniffed. After a few minutes, she allowed petting.
The owners CLAIM that she has recently been "aggressive with their young daughter and strangers" - having lived for years with adults/seniors/children/infants. She has not reportedly broken the skin. ★ NOTE: The shelter has seen NO EVIDENCE of aggression whatsoever. She meets "strangers" daily at the shelter and solicits attention and petting!
PLEASE help us MAKE this RIGHT! Give this sweet girl a HOME and lets get her out of the shelter.
● LOCATED: LONG ISLAND, NY - can be TRANSPORTED to approved adopter in the NORTHEAST
● 6 yo spayed female, collie/cattle dog mixl, UTD on shots
● Sweet, shy, smart, knows commands, loves fetch
● DOG FRIENDLY
● CATS unknown
● KIDS - ONLY because of owner reports (not consistent with weeks of observation) -- teens and up for Lucy.
● CONTACT: Elyse Shinnick Giurco at Road to Home Rescue -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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