Rescued at the eleventh hour from euthanasia one month ago, Mary remains understandably skittish and shy.
And yet, despite this trauma, she dearly desires LOVE: to know love and to show love in return. Sweet and playful once she finally felt safe in her foster home, she began opening up more, revealing more of her true inner puppy. Although she still won’t allow her foster mom to pet or touch her, she follows her around the house and greets her excitedly with a gaily wagging tail whenever she returns after being out.
She also enjoys squeaky toys, particularly her stuffed pig, and bones, playing with other calm dogs once she’s at ease in their presence, and is diligently at work on her leash skills. Two of her most endearing quirks are tilting her head when she hears dogs on her foster mom’s phone and using her stuffed pig as a pillow inside her crate.
Still fearful of men, she warms up to them when she feels comfortable, accepts all treats and toys gently, and while she knows no commands and seldom responds to Mary (or to Lady), she’s highly motivated by treats and toys, eager to please and to learn, and with patience and time, should prove exceptionally trainable.
Not a fan of small spaces or car rides, being bathed or brushed, she howls when left alone and tries, desperately and ever so sadly, to escape – small wonder given her near brush with death and an unknown, possibly abusive past.
And yet, she’s still young enough to live a long, loving life in a nurturing home with patient adopters who will work hand in paw with her to bolster her confidence, continue her socialization with people and other dogs, complete her training, including her commands, and share in the mutual joy of seeing Mary reborn!
Mary is spayed, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped. To meet or adopt Mary, fill out an application and a volunteer will contact you shortly.