Minerva is a sweet, shy gal who came to us from down south. She and her sister Hedwig came into the pound severely undersocialized. She was terrified of life - and when you got her out of the kennel run she turned into a lump, refusing to move. She had lived her life in an outdoor pen, and had no idea how to live in a house when she came into rescue. To say that's changed since coming into foster care is an understatement! Still shy yes, but happy! Treats have been the key to her success, she'll do just about anything for a couple of Bil-Jacs. She has been learning how to play, what toys are for, and how's it's okay to sleep on the comfy dog beds. Every day she comes out of her shell a little more, and her personality shines. Silly, playful, and puppy-like, it's obvious she is trying to make up for lost time. Minerva is fostered with other dogs and cats and does fine with both. With her submissive personality, she would prefer a calmer canine companion to hang out with rather than roughhouse. Minerva is house trained on a schedule, meaning she will hold it but doesn't know how to ask to go out yet. She is kennel trained, and will dive into it on command. We do require her to go to a home with another dog and a fenced in yard. She's great with all sizes of dogs, and even cats, but no young children because of how much their movements would frighten her. Minerva may be a dog that takes a little bit of work, but she's worth it. You can see her gratitude with every gentle lick, with every happy expression you catch on her face when she's realized how much fun something is. Sharing her successes and triumphs is a reward like no other. If you have a little time, a little patience, and a few kind words, Minerva will make you smile every day that she is with you.
Requirements: Adult/older child home, fenced yard, another dog. Preference given to home with experience with undersocialized/shy dogs.
You can email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and for a preadopt application. This dog has been spayed/neutered, vaccinated as age appropriate, tested for heartworm disease if age appropriate, and dewormed.
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