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Alyssa & 2 other fur-girls were surrendered by a breeder to Doc. They obviously cared about these fur-kids as all are quite social. The vet tech advised us that Alyssa is the shyest of the 3 girls.
03-17 Visitors were ignored by Alyssa. She prefers to be on her little bed, watching all the activity. At this time she needs someone with a lot of time & patience to work with her trust issues. She is still shy, yet doing a bit better. She watches all the other fur-kids come up for treats & petting. She prefers to be an observer, not a participant. We are NOT recommending her for a home with small, active children at this time.
04-02 Trina, our behavior specialist, made a visit to evaluate several of the fur-kids. Her opinion is that Alyssa should NOT be placed with small children. The other two chi's are OK with small ones, just not Alyssa. Thus, we have marked her profile accordingly.
04-04 Alyssa has been placed in foster care with Gerry for lots of TLC, working on her trust issues.
We will post Gerry's updates so you will know if this fur-kid is suitable for your home.
04-05 Phone call with Gerry to see how the night went.
Alyssa fussed at being alone in the bed. She was used to sleeping with the other two chi's. Thus, after some time, Art picked up Alyssa, took her to bed with them, where Gerry said she slept on his chest all night.
Gerry agrees that Alyssa should not be placed in a home with small children.
04-08 Gerry-(our foster mom is not shy about sharing her opinion)
The little one is doing fine. I am not sure that she is less fearful, tho. She appears to want to join in and yet when she is approached she still backs away. Once she is picked up it takes a little while before you can feel the little body relax. So this is not a quick fix, will take lots of patience. She eats well and all bodily functions seem to be working well, thank goodness. About the other little ones, whew, this week takes me away from the house more than I would like with Alyssa here even. Think we better work more on her right now. Babies are always tempting tho. Why don"t you just horsewhip the breeders and then tie them to a tree somewhere and stop all this nonsense of bringing more helpless little puppies into this world? They come with all these birth defects because the mommies are not properly taken care of - cheap money hungry greedy humans, well on second thought don"t even put them in the same category as humans. Did you want more of my opinions?
04-09 Art advised us that Alyssa will sleep quietly at night with Charlie, their chi. Alyssa is fearful of the approach yet settles down once in his arms. He also stressed that she should NOT be placed with children, so please don't ask.
04-13 Gerry called so excited. Alyssa now barks, wags her tail, circles, eats good, does her bodily functions good, sleeps good. Gerry picks her up & holds her several times a day. Art carries her outside, walks about with her in his arms so she can soak up some sunshine. She's a doll & Gerry kisses her, very relaxed in Gerry's arms.
With headway, they will now work on other things with her. Alyssa is really very loving. She will need a very loving family, older folks, that have time to sit with her. Gerry says she is no expert, yet that is just her personal opinion after this time with her. Only took 9 days to get a smile from her. They all come out of their shell at different times.
The little one is doing well. There is no FAST progress, but she is doing well. A little lover once she feels safe and secure. Still cowers in a corner when she is to be picked up (always will most likely) while at the same I will talk to her and her little tail goes a mile a minute. Had her on the floor in the kitchen last nite for a while, had the child gate up at the door, she investigated every nook and cranny and had a good time. Took awhile to catch her again, always have to reassure that she has done nothing naughty. I do not feel she is ready for the run of the house yet. But the little sweetie eats well and certainly drinks plenty.
04-27 Art says Alyssa is scared of storms, wants to hide or be held closely. She is exploring the kitchen, baby gate up, yet doesn't have free run of the house yet. She shares their bed at night, going to take time, yet making small steps of progress.
05-10 A visit with Alyssa & a chat with Gerry. While Alyssa does fine with other fur-kids, Gerry does hope that she will have an adopter that will give her the one-on-one TLC, holding, that she so richly deserves.
06-28 A short phone chat with Gerry. Alyssa is now having free run of the house, doing better, still a very special home is needed.
07-15 Art's update-
Gerry spent the night with the kids in a VBS lockin Friday night and left her with free run of the downstairs before she left. No matter what I did, she would not let me get her. Any little noise, she would bark and then get the others going too. Wasn't until the next morning when Gerry came home that she calmed down. If she is on the bed, she will let me pick her up - but otherwise will not have anything to do with me. She has growled at the others a couple of times when she is on the bed and she thinks they get too close to her. She is okay with Gerry, but I doubt she would let anyone else handle her. Seems to be a bit less afraid when it rains - or she didn't find out about the last rain, she was okay that time.
7 Bells Note - Based on Art's observations, we are going to need a home that will accept her on her terms. Most kennel dogs are not familiar with men or children. They do best with women.
It would also be best if Alyssa could be an only fur-child, have all the attention she needs.
08-06 Alyssa got to have a fresh dental with extractions. Gerry had advised us that her breath was really bad, teeth quite dirty even though they had been cleaned prior to her coming into rescue.
Sure enough, a dental was needed.
Alyssa was a bit apprehensive leaving her foster mom for the ride to Doc. She looked out the window for a few miles, then curled up on the seat, put her head on her chauffeur's leg, rested. She later got up, walked to the passenger seat, looked out that window, then curled up to doze off.
Alyssa is going to be a perfect dog for someone familiar with her breed, willing to take it slow & easy. She has come a long way with Gerry's TLC. She is more than ready for a fur-ever home that understands her needs.
She is doing fine. Slept quite a bit when she got home, and have been softening her food so far, but today she is back to her normal self. Mouth doesn't seem to bother her at all.
She is still waiting patiently for a fur-ever home, someone to accept her as she is. This may be as good as she gets.
The adoption fee ranges from $150 to $300.
The fee is based upon veterinary care, age & size of dog.
The higher adoption fee on the younger small dogs helps care for the older dogs that take longer to find fur-ever homes.
Senior citizens and disabled receive a discount.
We also offer a discount to those in uniform keeping us safe.
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Our adoption process begins with the e-mail or phone call to us. Please be prepared to furnish your complete name, address, telephone number, your veterinarian contact information & at least two personal references. We will then call you to ask a series of questions.
7 BElls Sanctuary
Cole Camp, MO