Chico and Cali
Join Date: Jul 2007
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HRI Foster for us
We recently got a foster rescue from a puppy mill. She was a breeder and kept in a cage and unsocialized for 2.5 years.
I've never done this before so it will be challenging, but I'm getting tons of support from HRI and some local Dog "rehab" experts.
Tinsel/Annie (like in little orphan) is sweet, gentle, skittish and extremely shut down. She's untouchable right now.
She was placed here because I'm home, have other dogs, it's usually quiet here, and it's very hard to escape from this Maximum Security set-up we have.LOL
Seriously, since we've all read of dogs getting out and running off, the one fear I've had is that she could escape. she's never without her harness and 6 foot lead attached. (It's the only way I can get near her.)
We've seen teeny bits of progress each day and it is just amazing.
I am hoping to be able to help her to become a functional dog who can enjoy her life.
I think she will make a great pet for the right family. She's smart.
And believe it,or not, we think she's going to be very striking and beautiful when her coat comes in.
I haven't been able to post a picture, but maybe Laurie will do so later.
Laurie has been so helpful, sharing her experiences with Maddie.
If Laurie does post the picture, you'll see the pretty blanket provided by HRI.
Chico, Cali, and Finnegan