Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: North Carolina, Wilmington
Went to the shelter to see this girl today. She is very pretty. She is also very scared and shy at the moment. She was cowering at the back of her run, and would not even come to the gate. I tossed some hot dog slices in to the kennel, and she slowly worked her way to front. She took the treats very gently through the gate. I entered her run, and she ran right back to the corner. Would not take treats for several minutes, and just leaned against the back of the run looking terrified. She did not show any signs of aggression, although she was clearly uncomfortable. I managed to get a slip lead around her collar and was able to lead her out. She was very nervous, yet maintained her composure. She allowed us to pet her and touch her all over, although she pretty much stayed frozen in place. She is clearly suffering from lack of socialization, and is quite overwhelmed. After about 10 minutes, she seemed a bit less nervous, and actually started panting a bit. She kept looking towards the run that Panther (her daughter) was in. She is wearing a decent collar, with a brass plate on it. The AC officer and I took a closer look...her name is Lady. Lady showed no reaction towards any of the dogs in the runs we walked her by. We put her back in her run and she went back to the corner...guess that is where she feels most secure.
The AC officer said that to her understanding, the dog was fairly well cared for. (We both noticed that her nails have even been trimmed recently, very square blunt edges). Her coat is nice and shiny, and she appears to be an decent weight. She would have been dropped off with Panther the day before, but refused to get in the car. The owners's had AC come and pick her up. Poor girl is obviously quite traumatized.
She is definately a project dog, but I think she has a real gentle spirit under there. Here are some pictures.
I am going to see if there is any possible way to squeeze her into the rescue. She is a very nice girl. Her eyes are just heartbreakers.
Veronica- proud mom to Turbo, TJ, Angel, Roxy and Jasmine
Volunteer/foster for GSRA
German Shepherd Rescue & Adoption
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