Phoebe is one of 13 adult dogs rescued from a hoarder. Phoebe was living in an outdoor pen with 5 young dogs that were most likely her pups from a previous litter. All of the dogs suffered extreme neglect and starvation. The dogs had very little human companionship. Sassy and her 4 siblings were born in the pen and had to be caught with nets. They are now in foster care trying to be socialized. The owner had approx. 30 dogs on the property. They were all small mixed breeds, Chihuahua, JRT, Corgi, Rat Terrier, Shih-Tzu. Phoebe was originally in her house but was moved out to the makeshift pen outdoors at least a year ago. The pen had one dog house for shelter and no gate to access them. Our rescue partners had to climb into the pen with a pool ladder to rescue them. The owner had no running water and was not giving them water or food on a regular basis. Phoebe and her daughter Sassy both had recently given birth and their pups were outside on a filthy blanket. They were both very underweight, dehydrated and absolutely covered in fleas. The owner allowed our rescue partners to take them and some of the other dogs on the property but she can't part with any of the dogs in her house and would not allow rescuers into her home. It broke our hearts to leave any dog there. Phoebe is VERY social and wasted no time thanking us all with continuous kisses. She is a very loving and friendly dog and will have no trouble adjusting to a home once she has weaned her puppies. Since her rescue she has gained weight and can't get enough of people. She is friends with all the adults she meets but prefers children over 10 years of age. She was already leash trained and it is possible that she was house trained at one time. We are guessing that she is approx. 4 yrs. old her owner couldn't remember her age or name.
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