Stacy is one of the sweetest, gentle hearted dogs that her foster mom has ever met. She loves to cuddle and get hugs from everyone she meets! She is pretty cautious, and will sometimes squat and pee in front of a new person even though she initiated the greeting. We believe she's been through some sort of trauma because even a slightly raised tone will cause her to pee.
Stacy is good with the foster's cat. Kids are a concern because we're not very confident in her ability to read social situations. She was nervous around the foster's young nephew, and did not want to get too close. Older kids that respect her space would probably be fine. She gives warning signs, but we genuinely believe it is out of fear, and she would never intentionally harm anyone.
We feel a home with another dog would be helpful. However, Stacy is picky about the dogs she likes. She is wary of new dogs, but warms up quickly as long as they are not too in her face. She is completely attached to the foster's dog, and seems to gain confidence from him. She tolerates the fosters two sister's dogs that visit, but warns them not to get too close. She is learning proper etiquette for greeting and playing, and even initiated play with a new dog the other day! In short, her anxiety is definitely lessened with a companion dog, but nonetheless it is still there. She will need a owner that understands how to introduce her slowly to their family and new dog if they have one.
And this is actually what everyone one should do when bringing a new dog into a home. They need space to observe, and understand what is going on without being overwhelmed too much with the other dogs and children etc. Letting the new dog come to you, is the best thing we can do to help them intergrate into our home.
Initially Stacy had a problem being left in her crate. She now eats in her crate, and takes naps in it while the foster is home in an effort to make it less traumatizing. Hopefully this will be a tool her adopter can use.
Stacy is such a lovely dog that people tend to fall in love with right away. The foster works at an Animal Hospital in their PET RESORT area!! As of right now, Stacy goes to work with her, so she can slowly get her adjusted to being home alone.
Rescuing a dog is not just paying the fee, and taking them home. It's what you do afterwards that matters the most. A lot of dogs that come from shelters need patience and a kind heart to work through some issues. If you feel like you have what it takes to love Stacy, then please go to http://www.circle2rescue.com/ready-to-adopt-.html, and fill out a dog application for us. Rescuing may be one of the most beautiful things you will ever do for yourself as well as for the dog you decide to give your home and heart to.
Stacy is being fostered in Denver, Colorado! Her adoption fee of $200 includes her vaccines, spay, and microchip!
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