When sweet Georgia came to her foster home, she broke hearts with the empty look in her eyes. It was as if all her hope and happiness had been taken away, and left a fearful shell behind. But we're happy to say that now, several months later; Georgia is getting her groove back.
Georgia came into the shelter at 4 months old as court “evidence”. Her person had been arrested for animal abuse. After over 6 months in the shelter, the case was closed. Let that sink in: Seven months of her first year—practically her entire puppyhood—stuck in a cage. She and her four brothers/sisters were released back to the animal who owned them. He decided that Georgia and her sister were not good enough for his enterprise, so he left them there. We think they are better off with us! Because now, we get to help Georgia and her sister!
Today, Georgia's beautiful brown eyes are no longer empty and scared. She has an innocent look of curiosity and her confidence is building. When she's comfortable, she holds her head high--standing pretty and tall, tail up and wagging.
Georgia can still be a little skittish, especially outside or with strangers. But once she gets to know you, she will also be your floppy puppy--plopping into your lap like a teeny-tiny pup for love and affection. She has a great love of a couch, and she loves blankets so much that she must taste them...shredding them into hamster bedding materials.
Georgia has recently discovered her tail, and tries diligently to catch it. It looks like those chewies that she's also starting to show interest in. She's a delicious caramel color and filling out into a lovely young lady. Georgia plays with her foster sister dog, but doesn't know what to think about the more hyperactive foster sibling dog--and they only get supervised leash play for now.
Georgia's confidence is a work in progress. And the best home for her is going to be someone with a ton of patience and empathy to get her over her fears slowly. Some things she's wrestling with: "More than four stairs! OMG! Scary. Too many!" She is working on her potty training…it is taking a bit longer because she has been nervous about the great outdoors -- "Tell me again, WHY we are outside?!?"
Right now, Georgia is afraid of children, and would do best in a home without the fast-moving little ones. She prefers a quiet secluded spot to play with her toys and nap. Georgia would benefit from being in a home with another dog who can show her the routines and demonstrate that there's nothing more to be afraid of.
Georgia's lucky forever home is out there. We know she has a spirit match in this universe. Please give us a call to find out if it's you! :)
This sweet little girl is super-timid, but oh so loving. She only wants to be petted. And when you hear OC’s story, you’ll understand why.
You see, OC came into the shelter at 4 months old as court “evidence”. Her person had been arrested for dog fighting. After 7 months in the shelter, the case was closed. Let that sink in: Seven months of her first year—practically her entire puppyhood—stuck in a cage. She and her four brothers/sisters were released back to the animal who owned them. He decided that OC and her sister were not good enough for his enterprise, so he left them there. We think they are better off with us! Because now, we get to help OC and her sister!
It took her a few days to learn to jump up on the bed, but she figured it out. OC now sleeps with her foster, cuddling and burrowing into the covers like she’s always known a bed. The bed truly is her safe haven. She’s still shaky going up and down stairs, but she’s getting the hang of it. OC is learning about using the bathroom outside.
OC is going to need patience and love. She still gets a little scared when you move too fast. And going for walks makes her nervous—that leash—she doesn’t care for it one bit. The world is a big, big place to this sweetie, so she likes to know her spaces. Going outside in a fenced yard works just fine. We don’t know how she is with kids, but she is great with her foster dog brother.
And of course, she’s got a lot of lost play time to make up! OC loves playing with her foster brother Norman. They run, run, run around the yard and play tug-of-war in the house. She hops like a rabbit when she plays. OC sees herself in the mirror and her ears stand up straight. And she likes to lick you with her long fat tongue. She loves her treats, but she’s skinny. You can see her ribs right now. But she’s growing into them!
â¨Won’t you come meet OC? She’s looking for someone who will share their bed, their hearts and their love. She has a lot of missing time to make up!
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