Etta is nothing but a sweetheart, and this poor girl has been through the ringer. She is only a few years old, seems unfazed by her difficult life, and just wants a loving family to call her own. In her previous home another dog got into a fight with Etta and chewed her foot beyond recognition. Instead of getting her veterinary care, her previous owner dumped her at his nearest pound - where we then rescued her! Due to the severe injury, Etta is now a tri-pawed lady. She has put on some weight since being in her foster home and is now close to 40lbs. She is crate trained and goes inside on her own to eat her meals, but still needs some training with basic commands.
Today she is happy, healthy, loving, and affectionate. Her foster mom says she can be a little shy and is afraid of thunderstorms, but despite the horrific episode with that other dog, Etta still loves dogs and people. In fact, a home with another dog (not too high energy) would help her build confidence! She is working on socialization and would prefer a quiet home with someone who provides her with the patience and reassurance she needs (probably no young children). A fully fenced in yard is preferred. We do know that this poor girl was heart worm positive in the past which just means she will need to be on a monthly preventative for the rest of her life. She deserves a wonderful home that will keep her safe and happy FOREVER. Please consider opening your heart and home to Etta!
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