She came to us after being hit by a car, appearing to be mostly hit in the head. She is about 2-3 years old and I think 45 pounds. She had major difficulty walking when she arrived at the clinic. She is now 2 months post trauma and was spayed on Wednesday and is being treated for heartworms on Monday and Tuesday. Personality: She is very much all over the place, she has been with older kids (10 & 12) and I would not suggest sma ... ll kids based on her hyper energy level and not completely knowing where her legs/feet are, although she improves daily. She has not been cat tested but I do believe she will chase anything that moves. I do not think she would injure said running animal but better to not put her in that situation. She will need to learn house manners, the volunteers have been working on sit and leash walking. She is doing both of those commands pretty well. SO an understanding family, who understands she may not every be "normal" from her head trauma.
We got an amazing video update of our beautiful dog Shilo (Formally known as Cassidy) down in Ga. She responds to the name Shilo now, but she is doing so well with our partner trainer. He has told us she has very little short term memory. We knew she was special and we did not know the amount of damage that had been done after she was hit by the car earlier this ear. As it turns out, she does not put all of his direction together like a normal dog. Every day she learns it all over again. She is a good dog, she LOVES Mark's 7-year-old daughter! She does well with other dogs, she has ZERO prey drive and does not chase anything. Mark believes she will be the perfect couch potato for the perfect family. She will never be an obedience champion but she will be the perfect family dog who just wants a nice dog!
We believe Shilo had been hit by a car and left for dead when we were called in to help her a couple of months ago. But after a few weeks of training, Mark is not so certain she was not hit by a person. He said if he raises his voice at all she drops to the floor and winces, as if he is going to hit her. He told us it is one of the saddest things he has ever seen. He has not seen a more affectionate dog come through his training facility and he believes the right family is out there for her.
To give our special needs girl a chance please apply today to adopt or foster Miss Shilo!
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