We rescued Bailey about 2+ years ago and she has been a part of our family ever since. Bailey is a great dog who is great around kids, loves being inside but has no hesitations on going on family walks. When she goes on walks with us, we don't use a leash because she stays within 10-15 feet of us at all times. When we let her out to go to the bathroom, she will go do her duty and turn around and sprint back for the house. Again, she is more of a house dog who likes being around people. She is a little bit of watch dog too as she will bark at whoever pulls into the driveway, including her owners!
We have a 4 year old, 2.5 year old and an 8 week old. The 4 and 2 year old love Bailey and climb all over her and she just lets them. She is a good dog! She is potty trained and sleeps outside of the cage during the night. The problem with Bailey is that I must really resemble someone that had her before us and didn't treat her well. She is scared to death of me: I am 6'3-250lbs. It is frustrating for me because even though I feed her, clean her poop up, and walk her, she is still scared of me. If I go to pet her, she will just whimper and try to turn away. She also pees at times when I try to pet her, which frustrates me. If I call her, she puts her tail between her legs and crawls to me, every time! If my wife calls her, there are no issues like that.
Even one of my good friends is about my size and Bailey is just fine around him. If Bailey and I are both outside, she will go to one side of the yard while I am at the other, just keeping a constant eye on me. I can tell she is not secure with me being around and it bothers me, because I love dogs and have had dogs in the past. I want to find Bailey a good home where she can be inside more times than not, go on some walks, play with kids and live her life without fear.
If you would be interested in meeting Bailey, please fill out an online adoption application which can be found on our website at www.rescueahart.org. You can also email email@example.com.
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