Arrival Story: Rose has been in animal rescue for some months now. She was rescued from animal control by one of our volunteers. Unfortunately the rescuer had to move and needed to reduce her fosters. Rose was then sent to our sanctuary to live. It is a place not meant for small dogs and not for dogs with any serious problem. Rose has a serious problem! She was no doubt abused. Likely by a man because she is absolutely terrafied by men. She is so pityful. She breaks my heart. She looses control of her bladder when with a new person. She is so submissave that it is just something I have never seen to this degree. Rose is a living example of what the cruelty of a human can do to an animal. She needs a lot of work,
Bio: Rose looks at me with that "OK so now I'm here. I've been with others and nobody keeps me. I am expected to just fall in and go along with everything and I don't know where I am or where I will be tomorrow or who I should trust." This poor dog needs a lot of love, patience and teaching. I will do research and try the lessons I learn. I want to help Rose. She is so heart breaking to see. God help me to help Rose.
Today is my birthday. I am 7 yrs old today. 7 years! I was about 2 yrs old when I was rescued from Death Row at the pound. Just 2 yrs old and my life came very close to ending there. I was due to be put in the gas chamber that day. Miss Terrie came to get another dog and left with 3 of us. My sister was one and she went on to be adopted and lives in another city. I went to live with Miss Terrie but she had to move and she was sick so she turned me over to the rescue. I lived at the kennels for a few weeks and was very unhappy there. The adoption coordinator asked my parents to foster me because I had soooo meny personality problems, fear issues. I have been here for FIVE and a half years now. This is my home....I am never going to leave unless me or my parents die. I am still scared of people. I react by biteing. I KNOW, that is not good but I can't help it. It just happens and I pee when new people try to touch me too. I try not to do it but it just happens. Well all that does not matter to my parents or to ARF-LA. They say they love me and will always take care of me. I am happy, loved, safe, well cared for and that is all that matters. I love my parents and they love me. Mom is boiling chicken for me as my special birthday treat. That's better than a cake! Oh Ya it is. :)
Mom and Dad took Hershey and Katie to the adoption store today and Hershey didn't come back with them. Hummmm another one adopted and I am still here. I see them come and go and some are young and cute and some are not so yung and not so cute if you ask me. They all seem to get adopted sooner or later except for me. I went to the adoption store a few times and it was fun but nobody chose me to adopt. I don't think I will ever get adopted. It's a good thing I like it here. Good thing I love my Mom & Dad. :-)
Been a long time since I wrote in here. Nothing much has happened except friends going to their forever homes. They come and they get adopted but I'm still here with Heidi, Bella and Buddy. I guess my day will come. Mom says it will.
I got in a fight with Dixie a while back. I don't like her cause she runs up in front of me when Mom comes around. I want to be first. I want kisses from Mom and she tries to take my place. I don't like Dixie.
Mom and Dad took me to Petsmart a couple of times. It was not so bad. I even let people touch me. I even let a little kid touch me and I didn't growl at her. Mom was so proud of me. Dad said I'm a good girl.
I still don't have my own home. I don't know why.