Mina, spayed female, 1.5 years old, 35 Lbs.
I met Mina when she was a puppy. She was abandoned at a rural side staying with a group of strays. She was too young and tiny with no threat to other adult strays that made her to stay in the gang. In terms of food, she was too young to find any food by her own, she could only tasted the limited leftover after other adult dogs finished. To be able to survive among all other big dogs, I could tell how she became so skittish to meet strangers and some other dogs ‘cause she barely had the chance to get a position in the gang.
When I took Mina home, she was so scared of everything, footsteps, crunchy paper sound, cars’, motorbikes’ horn, even the coughing sound I made. Many people asked me to give up on her not just because of her skittishness but also the weird fur color she has. I tried several times to take her out for open adoption events, but no one was interested in her. Instead, they laughed at her look and made fun of her which made me very angry. Since then, I stop taking her out for any open adoption event. For me, Mina is a very special girl. To enhance her confidence meeting people and other creatures, I often take her to walk and play at a park. She is such a sweet doggie with extremely submissive temperaments. If a stranger comes to pet her, she dodges first. But if the stranger insisted to pet her, no matter how scared she is, she stays still to accept pets. She likes to be around with other dogs, but she’s carefully selecting the dogs that are friendly to her and play. If she doesn’t like to join the group play, she’ll simply walks away, stays aside quietly and never shows any aggression to anyone. Mina is a quiet girl, she hardly barks at all. After a year socialized training, she now can stay calm with strangers around and other dogs. Mina is not interested in cats. She can stays quietly with cats around. Due to her timid nature, she is so scared of young children’s noise and sudden gestures; if a young child suddenly comes toward her, she will dodge and keep a distance. Therefore, a single person or with limited members and no young children’s family will be fit for her. Will she be cuddly and bonded to you? My answer is YES. It will take about one or two weeks to earn her trust. After she trusts you, she will be affectionate and sweet to you. If you are a patient and experienced dog owner who is willing to give Mina a second chance, please visit www.ahan.org to view more “Mina’s” videos, click “APPLY” to fill out online application.
The dog is: Timid, Submissive & Calm.
Energy level: Medium energy.
The dog is: Skittish.
Is the dog friendly with: People takes time to warm up , Children age over 14 years old , Dogs takes time to warm up , Cats not interested
Is the dog good and patient with young children? No, scared of young children.
Is the dog housetrained? Yes.
Is the dog food motivated? Yes.
Does the dog get along well with other dogs at home and in public? Yes, but selected. If not interested, will just walk away with no aggression.
Does the dog bark continuously when left alone? No.
Does the dog chew? No.
Does the dog get along well with cats? Not interested in cats.
Does the dog walk well on leash? Yes.
Does the dog have food aggression to other dogs? No.
Does the dog have food aggression to people? No.
Can people touch the food in the bowl while the dog is eating? Yes.
Is the dog afraid of man? Yes, both man and woman when first time meet.
Has the dog ever bitten anyone? No.
Is there any part of the body the dog doesn’t like to be touched? No.
How is the dog with new environment? Takes time.
Does the dog know any command? Sit and hand.
Is there anything the dog doesn’t like or afraid of? Bully gestures, clubs and sticks.
Are there any red flags we should know? Timid, it takes time to earn her trust.
Please visit www.ahan.org to view more “Mina’s” videos, click “APPLY” to fill out online application.
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