Celie was pulled from a city holding pen. This is not the same as a shelter. Dogs are picked up and held for the required 5 to 7 days and are then euthanized. There are no advertisements or public adoptions or visits by the general public. It is perfectly legal in Louisiana. Celie was ready to give birth so a lady that works with the ACO managed to talk him into releasing her to DHS. She gave birth to 7 babies about 8 days after coming to the DHS foster farm in August 2012. She was a great mom and all of her babies survived and have been adopted.
Celie had probably been surviving on her own most of her short life. She was very fearful and submissive to humans although she has bonded with her foster mom. She will take a lot of time and patience to win her trust, but it can be done. And you will have a devoted and affectionate companion.
She recently went in to our vets to be spayed. It was her first trip off the farm for almost 10 months and we were very worried that she might become fearful and withdrawn again. But our vets said that after an initial period to get used to the noise and bustle of the vet clinic, she became fairly friendly and loving. So she will be able to bond with a new family.
All of our adoptable pets are housed with foster families. When age appropriate, they have been spay/neutered, crate, leash and house trained. They have all been living in a family environment so have been evaluated for temperament and personality. We believe that we should know each pet well enough to make sure that when adopted, everyone lives happily ever after.