Liz is a 4 month old German Shepherd/Lab mix. She presently weighs 15 pounds but will grow to about 45. Her short coat is a lovely brownish red, and she has a black muzzle. We have decided that Liz is a Special Needs dog. Oh, she doesn't have a limp and she isn't blind or deaf. No. She's very, very shy. It's the kind of shyness that doesn't allow her to enjoy her life.
Liz's need is the right kind of home and the right kind of family. She is a fine and gentle girl who needs a laid back kind of home where she can grow into the great dog that is in her just waiting to emerge. She needs reassurance that she is loved, and she needs to know that she can trust you.
Before we adopt our dogs out, we remind the families that all of the dogs need time, not a day or a week or a month. They will need TIME to adjust, to be relaxed, to feel comfortable and secure. This can take much more than just time, though, especially with a sweet and insecure dog like Liz. It takes the kind of adopter who is committed to the dog, pledging to take all the time and make all the effort, all the love and respect needed to help Liz become her true self by slowly peeling away the fear in the most patient and loving of ways.
Is that you? Do you have the time, the willingness, the patience to work with a girl like Liz? If not, we ask you not to apply to adopt her. We have plenty of other dogs; that's for sure.
We need a Special Family to fulfill Liz's Special Needs. It may take a while, but we have plenty of TIME. (posted 7/11/16, ME, N/A)
**It is rare that we know with certainty the ages or mixes that make up our wonderful dogs, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible based upon our many years in rescue.**
Adoption: $285 which covers quarantine, shots, worming, food, medical records, spaying/neutering, and an Alabama State Health Certificate.
Transport, if needed : $120.00 We consider the transport to be of great importance and, as such, take particular care of the dogs during the trip from Alabama. We make every effort to arrive with healthy and minimally stressed dogs.
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