My name is Lena … well that is what it is now as that is what my foster mother named me. Before that I had no name as I spent the first 6 years of my life in an hellish abyss known as a Quebec Puppy Mill! Where day in and day out I sat in my cage, in my own feces and urine, with little amounts of food thrown at me and year after year I pumped out new babies only for them to be stolen from me time and time again to be sold for profit. The wounds on my body are all from sitting in a metal cage for my whole life.
And then when I and 4 others were of no more use to the greeders they dumped us at notoriously awful pound. Lucky for us all a kind volunteer heard about all of us and contacted rescues so we were all helped out and saved. For me I joined CAA Rescue in foster care.
Please understand that as a puppy mill dog everything is new to me as I do not even know what it means to be “DOG” but with the patience of my foster mom and her balanced pack I am learning quickly but still have a very long way to go.
See … I never used pee pads! I just urinated in my cage and sat in it for years. When I joined CAA Rescue my foster mom bathed me right away and groomed me immediately to cut out the feces in my matted fur and to wash the urine away from my fur and skin. Now I am slowly learning pee pad protocol and that business should be done outside. But this is a long process even though I am very smart it will take a dedicated and patient family to keep showing me in positive ways how to become a solid canine citizen.
I never felt grass under my feet just the cage and cold hard cement! But now I absolutely love to run like the wind in the field…. FREE! And I swear if I had wings I would take off and swoop all around the neighborhood with a huge smile on my face! Running free is an absolute joy to my life like no other!
It took me two full weeks before I really settled down to finally have a good night sleep. See I did not know what it means to cuddle, or to sleep on a comfy bed or to have my very own blankie to snuggle up in. I think maybe I thought all this great stuff happening to me was a dream and if I fell asleep in my dreams I would wake up and be back in the mill where this wonderful life would be torn away from me! But how could I ever even know that such a dream could exist when my life consisted of nothing gentle, kind, soft or warm for the first 6 years of my life?!!? ….but now I see that my CAA Rescue Foster Mom is always there for me and always ready to show me new things; a real life walking, talking, gentle dream come true.
I am absolutely terrified of leash walking so that is going to be a much longer process for my new family… however I do get out every day multiple times a day in my carry pouch, so I do enjoy being outside out and about. Just actually doing it myself to get to the park on a leash walk wellllllllllllll that is going to take a lot of time and patience and confidence building. But I am so smart and just so happy to learn. For this reason downtown high rise apartment life won’t work out for me… I need a calmer and quieter neighborhood where I can continue to build confidence and keep on learning.
I am slowly doing stairs! Right now I can safely get up one stair without any help from foster mom! :) Weeeeeeeeeee ME! Maybe does not sound like a lot to you but this is such a huge thing to me and my CAA Rescue foster family!
I have not shown one ounce of possession or aggression in any way to anyone in the home, not people, not to dogs (both big and small) or cats. I kind of especially like the cats very much.
It will take an experience and dedicated family to be considered to adopt me. I am very special and have touched so many hearts already. I am a gentle and joyful girl as I make all these new discoveries and as my body is healing from the years of abuse, torture and neglect. I am very special and am looking for very special and kind people to love me for always
Please make sure to watch my videos to see my progress
Lena’s Rescue Day:
Lena’s Field of Happiness
Dancing Queen Lena
Lena & Her Leash
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If you would like to meet Lena at her foster home in LaSalle please write to CAARescue@gmail.com we will ask you to complete an adoption application so that we can learn a little more about you and if you are a perfect fit for Lena we will make arrangements for you to meet her for potential adoption
A 3-Step process to adopt one of our foster dogs.
1. Fill the adoption form. It might seem long, but it’s the best way to find the right dog for you and your family!
2. We’ll arrange a meeting with the foster family of the dog you want to meet so you can see if s/he’s the right one for you.
3. If you decide to move forward, you’ll be asked to agree to a home visit, fill-in and sign an adoption contract and pay the adoption fee.
Housetrained: training still required
Leash trained: training still required
Age: 6 years old est DOB August 2010
Foster Location: LaSalle, Quebec
Anxiety: anxiety, no destruction at this time
Vet History: health check, blood test, base vaccinated including rabies, anti biotics, spay, micro chipped, dental cleaning and extraction
$250 Compassionate Adoption Fee Applies
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