Josey is a Catahoula mix (this is a hunting breed dog and they are amazing family pets) she is about 3-4 yo. We picked a birthday of 10/22/2013. They were dumped in a field and mamma has managed to keep one healthy and precious baby with her. We found Josey and her puppy at a dumping site in the Corridor today. There's been some really good strides since she first arrived at EAPL. One is she is basically house-trained. After a few accidents, and tons of praise for doing her business outside she totally got it. She has also learned (and loves) to use the doggy-door. She is eating really well and is gaining weight. She looks so much healthier than when she first arrived. She takes her medicine with no problems. She is a sweet, non-aggressive dog. Since being "dumped" she has trust issues and has bonded to her foster mom (not to anyone else in the home) ...she sleeps by her side, she goes to the shower and restroom with her, she cannot let her out of her site without panic. We are asking a trainer to help us help her get over her trust issues. She will need a foster/adopter that is experienced with this type of behavior. She is a wonderful girl she just needs the right experienced adopter or foster that can help her get over her fear of being "dumped" again. Put in an application today.
Josey is heartworm positive. Don't let this stop you from adopting an amazing girl! EAPL will continue to work with her adoptive home on her vet care. EAPL will cover the cost associated with her heartworm treatments. We have worked with many HW positive dogs and we have an amazing team of vet's that have successfully treated our dogs. This usually lasts about 2mo (with kennel rest) and she is non-contagious to other dogs while going through her treatment. Once her treatment is completed she will be a normal happy active dog! One of our volunteers can talk to you about heartworm treatment and the process.
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