After several discussions with the family, we made the decision that it was in Ava's best interests to bring her back into the rescue.
Right now she is in boarding at our vet, until we can find an appropriate family for her - either a foster family, or - preferably - a forever family.
WE WANT THAT TO HAPPEN QUICKLY! This poor dog has just lost the family she loved for almost two years - so PLEASE STEP UP FOR OUR ADORABLE GIRL!
Ava needs a home with no other dogs. The GOOD news is that she is GREAT with children of all ages and is just fine with cats, as well. She is the ultimate "nanny dog", as you can see in the included video.
Ava is initially scared of men, especially men who stand over her with a leash in their hand. We have to assume she was abused by a man before she was rescued by a wonderful, caring soul when she was just a puppy. That person, in turn, surrendered her to our rescue in July of 2014. With a little time and patience she realizes the man won't hurt her, and then she is just fine with him! Even when scared, Ava shows absolutely ZERO aggression - she just tires to run away.
She is not, however, happy around other dogs - especially female dogs - and will need to be the only dog in the home.
Right now, however, our TOP PRIORITY is to get her out of boarding and into a home! So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE - if you can foster Ava, let us know!
She is a sweet, loving, gentle girl who totally deserves the BEST forever home EVER!
Your message has been sent to Furry Friends Foster and Rescue Inc.
You'll receive a copy, too, at to help you keep track of which pets you've inquired about, and which shelters and rescues you've emailed.
NOTE: Some shelters have physical locations you can visit; some of these shelters may only have pets for a limited time, so please do not wait for a reply—just go visit the shelter! Other organizations are rescue groups run by busy volunteers who may take a while to reply. You can find information about the shelter or rescue group caring for this pet, and their adoption procedures, on the pet's details page on Adopt-a-Pet.com.