Cody is one of 13 adult dogs rescued from a hoarder in TN. He was living in an outdoor pen with his 4 siblings and mom Phoebe. All of the dogs suffered extreme neglect and starvation. The dogs had very little human interaction. Cody and his 4 siblings were born in the pen and had to be caught with nets. The owner had approx. 30 dogs on the property. They were all small mixed breeds including Chihuahua, JRT, Corgi, Fox Terrier, and Shih-Tzu. 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. They were all 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. We are guessing that Cody is approx. 1 yr. old as his owner couldn't remember his age and he was never named. Cody still needs work! His foster mom has been able to leash train him and loves going for walks. He enjoys taking treats from her hand and loves her other dogs. Cody has definitely made progress- has never tried to bite but is still wary. He is crate trained and is getting more used to us daily. He needs an experienced owner and a quiet home.
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