Meet Fern, an approximatly 2-3 year old Miniature Poodle Mix. She was picked up by Animal Control in San Clemente on August 2nd with a large dog bite wound on her back. After staying at the local vets' office during her first stage of the recovery, she was transported to one of our fosters, where she finished her medical treatment. Fern is doing very well now, and will have no lasting medical complications because of the attack. She can run and play normally.
However, she is still very fearful of other animals. In order to give her the most comfortable transition to her forever family, she will ONLY be approved to live with a family who DOES NOT have any other pets. She is learning to walk nicely on a leash, and has received training to help ease her fear when seeing other dogs on walks. She has already come a long way!
Fern loves all the humans, both big and small, that she has met! She is a huge fan of snuggling and giving kisses to adults and children. She's a sweetheart. She will play with toys for hours; she's great at entertaining herself when you're gone at work. She is potty trained at her foster's house.
She will do best in a dog-savvy home, who can exercise her in dog-free areas (like a fenced in yard) and is committed to continuing to work with a trainer regarding her fear of other dogs. Fern is a very affectionate dog who just needs a human who understands her recent trauma history.
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