This is Bethsheba. She is a rescue the breeder is looking to find a home for.
Our original plan was to adopt one of the breeder's puppies. We've even named her Ziva. I've shared pictures of her here. But during my last visit, I met Bethsheba.
When she was found, she was in a crate that wouldn't allow her to stand upright - and the muscles in her hind quarters atrophied. According to the vet, there is no permanent physical damage. Lots of exercise and massage should fix her up right as rain.
Breeder opened the pen door, and Beth came running straight for me, sat by my side, looked up at me with loads of adoration...and peed like a racehorse.
This isn't an accident - Beth is a happy pee'er. She's a sad pee'er. A fearful pee'er.
She heels well on leash. I believe she'll do anything I want with a little patience, and lots of love.
She's not a huge fan of men and cringes in their presence.
I don't want an outdoor dog. I want our dog to live indoors with us, enjoy the outdoor pen we have (roughly 20X25) for play, and lots of walks/running/hiking.
What are the odds I can help her with her peeing problem?
* Edit - title should read: Raise a rescue or a puppy - THAT is the question. I don't think I could afford to raise TWO big girls!