Nadia is a catahoula/hound/chow mixed with just enough wolf to make her gorgeous. :) We rescued her over a year ago in the mountains after she nearly died from trauma and freezing. Nadia has come a very long way since that six week old little fur ball came down from that mountain riding in my lap. She started out head pressing and falling when she tried to walk. Now she still runs in circles and leaps like a horse, but she is ALIVE! She has some lasting neurological damage and possible minor vision and hearing deficits. She also mouths at anything put directly in her face, but she is not aggressive.
We had her evaluated by a highly respected K9 police dog trainer. He was extremely positive and confident that Nadia was trainable. In our hour long session he made such an impact on both of us that Nadia's constant mouthing of even the nearest pants legs stopped and has not started back. She no longer seeks something to put in her mouth. You literally have to intentionally put it in her face for her to assume she is supposed to mouth it. Basically, a puppy mentality in a big girl body.
So, here's what we're looking for. It's a tall order. But I'm confident it can be filled. We need a committed adopter who is willing to bring Nadia into their home and work with her on basic obedience. The ideal home would have a fenced yard so she can run, but daily walks on a leash are acceptable if no fence is present. She does well in a plastic crate, and one will be provided. The other option is a family willing to provide her with a sanctuary environment, aka a large fenced area to live outside with proper housing. Either way, she needs a home where she will receive hands on care and compassion.
It takes a special person to help someone with special needs...whether two legged or four. We need that kind of person. Please share with one today!
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