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I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
We are unsure what exactly happened to Megan, but from what we can surmise, someone who would think a good idea is to give away a puppy on the side of the road probably did not have the best environment for her during her first seven weeks of life and that likely contributed to her fear of humans.
She came to us extremely timid of people, and actually used to pee upon eye contact, only recently having overcome that. After lots of rehabilitation and love, living in a caring home with other rescue dogs, she is now house trained, crate trained and understands basic commands, but she is still very, very shy and fearful of humans that she does not know, so we are listing her as a special needs dog, due to her extremely diffident nature.
Despite her shyness, she has made a lot of progress since her initial rescue and will trust someone who is willing to work with her to show her their good intentions for her, but she still hides when scared and must not feel cornered in any way or her fearfulness will turn to defensiveness, as is typical of most shy dogs. Megan also is sometimes too scared to eat and sometimes must be coaxed into eating.
When she does feel secure and trusts her human, she loves to play with her tennis ball, loves walks and water and loves to run. A really great thing is that Megan loves dogs and REALLY, REALLY loves cats.
She will only be adopted into a home where she has animal companions that she can bond with, as she thrives with other animals, and CANNOT be the only animal inside. We feel she would do best in a home with no small or unsupervised children who do not understand boundaries.
She needs an adopter who is willing to work with her to keep making progress regaurding her fear of humans and who will always respect that she may never fully come around to feeling safe with people she doesn't know and therefore will take precautions for all-around safety.
But if you are looking for a dog to help blossom, who would enjoy quiet walks, swimming and who totally loves cats, you may want to consider Megan because she truly needs a great home where she can start to feel like a permanent part of the family and she certainly deserves a chance at that!
Megan has come a long way from being stuffed in a box as a puppy and being given away to the first person who happened to want a puppy, whatever their intentions. We are very glad her first responder was someone kind who wanted to save her from an uncertain fate, but now Megan really needs to move onto living in a forever home with someone dedicated who will welcome Megan with open arms and who wants to be her forever hero!
Megan is current on all vaccinations, spayed and on heartworm prevention.
Megan's good friends Patch and the cat in the photo are also available for adoption.
Megan is being fostered in Sante Fe, Texas, but if she sounds like she would meet your lifestyle and you would like to meet her, please contact Sydney directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, she handles the coordination for the special needs dogs and has more info and can arrange transport for a meet-and-greet!