Ruff Ruff! My name is Baby Girl ~ Sad Story
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Rescue Group: Finding Shelter
|Breed:||Weimaraner/Labrador Retriever Mix||Color:||Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Female|
For more information about Baby Girl and to complete an application, please go to www.findingshelter.org.
I am Baby Girl and my story will certainly shock you. If I hadn't lived it, I might not believe it myself. I was adopted as a puppy by a local man and not many people know what life was like for me while I was with him, but he took me to the vet every year and I was healthy. I lived with the man and his cat and spent lots of time tied up outside since he didn't have a fence and I had lots of energy (I still do!). It was not ideal and I never want that again but I was used to it. But something went terribly, terribly wrong in the man's life and one day he tied me outside and went inside and committed suicide. No one came over to check on him or me or the cat. Six weeks went by during some of the hottest summer days and the mail piled up to where it was overflowing out of the mailbox and I just sat outside in the backyard waiting for someone to help me. I was so thirsty and hungry that I started to eat the wood pile next to me. It was the only thing there for me to eat. No one would help me. I barked and cried but the neighbors went in and out of their houses and paid no attention to me. I had given up. I would just lie there with my tummy grumbling and feeling sad. Finally, the man's daughter came over to check on him and then the police and ambulance came and the police rushed me to the vet hospital. Unfortunately, the cat had died inside because there was no food for him. I was actually lucky. When I was tied out, I weighed 55 pounds. After six weeks outside with no real food, I weighed 33 pounds. The people at the vet hospital and Finding Shelter cried when they met me. They cried because you could see every bone in my body and because my story was so tragic and because everyone who lived around me just looked the other way instead of "getting involved." I covered them with kisses so that they wouldn't be sad. They will never know how happy I am to be inside with a bed and food and water and love. But that is all in the past. It explains why I am so skinny and why I need to learn a few manners but it also explains my will to live and be loved. I appreciate every bit of kindness I receive from people and I just want to be someone's baby where I can live as the focus of their lives because they will be the focus of mine. I will sit for treats and love to be hugged. I am a survivor but most importantly, I am a beautiful living creature deserving of a lifetime of happiness and good care and stability. If you want to give me what I am waiting to find, please fill out an application. I will show you every day how thankful I am to be your Baby Girl.
Major personality traits: Energetic, Loving, Happy
Health status: Baby Girl was severely underweight when we got her. She is doing great on a healthy diet and has gained weight already.
Interaction with dogs: Baby Girl needs to be properly introduced to other dogs. She will growl at first and does not like other high-energy dogs.
Interaction with cats: Unknown.
Child requirements: She is very friendly with children and likes them, but older children would be best until she is properly trained.
Fence requirements: Secure, physical fence required.
General activity level: High
Work schedule best suited for: Flexible
Leash manners: Working on it!
Crate Training: Fully crate trained
House Breaking: Unknown. Baby girl is in a boarding kennel right now and has not spent time in a home recently.
Degree of training needed: High. Baby Girl needs positive, gentle training to learn the basics and to learn proper leash walking skills. She also needs to learn to not jump. She is just so happy to see everyone!