Angel is available for adoption
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This beautiful dog is Angel and I am Angel’s foster mom, Colleen. I cannot wait to tell you about this girl!
Angel is going to require a very specific forever home and when she finds it, she will reward her family with so much love and loyalty. As her foster mom, I can tell her future family that without doubt, she will be worth a little extra effort. Here’s why..
Angel is one of the most amazing dogs I’ve fostered. She has a beautiful blend of energy. She’s excited to run and play in the yard (rain, sun or snow!) but just as quickly she settles and respects calmness in a home. Angel listens really well and is a very smart dog. She truly wants to make her people happy. She is house trained, however she is crated when we go out of the house. She quite enjoys the safety of her crate, so we always have it available for her. She gets along well with her foster dog siblings but should not be placed with cats. She loves to chase them. She would do best with dogs her size, that are social.
She has the most loving personality. Wants to be with her people and involved in what they’re doing around the house and yard. She enjoys laying on the couch beside you during tv time, or at your feet if you’re working at a table/desk. She’s happy and content when she is comfortable and secure in a home. I truly cannot say enough good things about Angel.
Now for the tricky part..
Angel lived in a home with kids and was surrendered for nipping at kids in the yard. She was terrified and shut down in the shelter. A little one on one time with, and the shelter workers seen her open up and it was discovered that she’s a very loving girl. She was schedule to be euthanized, but the shelter workers seen beneath the fear and it was stopped and we were asked to take her into our care.
For the first few days, Angel was slow to come around.. shut down and afraid. We gave her some space and she came around quite quickly.
Two weeks after she arrived, we had a female visitor to the house and Angel became very upset. Barking and growling. Another female visitor came, same reaction. A male came to the house, not so much reaction but still an obvious fear of strangers. It has become quiet clear that something has happened in her past involving a female person and she is now very fearful in that situation.
It’s heart breaking to see the change in her loving demeanor when a new person approaches her. If it’s more than one person, she runs and hides/cowers. If it’s one, she reactive.
She does come around to her caretakers, she loves and trusts me and it didn’t take her long at all. She had to be moved another home for a few weeks while I went on holidays, she settled after a few days and was fine once she had a chance to observe in her new surroundings.
The issue will be her initial meet and greet with an adopter and then visitors to her forever home once she moves.
Angel’s perfect family would be one that can understand that she has fears of new people (mostly women) and manage it. In my home, I have a crate for her to go to when people come to the house. This allows her to observe from a safe place, and prevents any issues/interactions. This may be something that will need to be done forever, OR this may be something that she will overcome with enough time and patience.
Angel’s ideal home: no kids, no cats, minimal visitors to the home, a safe space for a crate for when people do come, a home that is in the country were she isn’t faced with strangers constantly, a fenced yard that she can play in, and lastly, a family that can move slowly with her initially and who can be calm and understanding with her.
I can promise that the family that adopts Angel will develop an amazing bond with her and will enjoy her to the fullest. She is a big part of our home, she’s got a beautiful balance of energy and she loves to be close to us.
If you would like to know more about Angel, please don’t hesitate to reach out. My email is email@example.com .
Thank you for taking the time to read Angel’s bio.. long as it is. She deserves the extra details in order to find the very best home for her.
Angel’s foster mom – Colleen