Dog ID: 18-047
Surrender Date: 11/17/2018
Adoption Fee: $350, plus applicable tax
Age: 7 years
Energy Level: Medium
Interactions with dogs: Unknown
Interactions with kids: Unknown
Interactions with cats: Unknown
Medical or Behavior Challenge Notes: Medical Hold- Needs to be spayed.
December 6, 2018:
For the past week or so Hannah and I have been playing this game called “I just happen to be in the neighborhood, standing here next to you, so if you want to reach down and pet me, I won’t move or back away, and I’ll wag my tail”. This morning we took it to a new level. I woke up around 5:00 am and as I stretched and rolled over in bed I heard the unmistakable thump of Hannah’s tail against the side of my bed. Half asleep, I threw my hand over the side of the bed and to my surprise, it landed on Hannah’s head. I scratched and rubbed her head and back to the steady thump, thump, thump of her tail.
Hannah has been with me for three weeks, and in many ways has made tremendous progress. In particular, she has formed a pack with my own dogs. However, she has not been able to pass through that invisible wall that separates the two of us. I have never experienced dealing with a dog that has been through what she has, so I have no idea what to expect or what the timeline should be. Thanks to your advice, and the articles you provided, I know that it’s not a good idea to push a relationship. I need to take it at her pace. However, after 3 weeks, I am beginning to take it personally...it must be something about me. The step she took today has thrilled me because she initiated it. It was no accidental encounter. She still hasn’t approached me directly, but I believe we’re very close to a breakthrough. Wahoo!
November 24, 2018
I've had Hannah for one week now. She is a sweet little girl who has had a rough time. She is seven years old and has a number of issues both physical and emotional. She has pain in her joints from possible arthritis, very poor skin and coat quality, and a nasty ear infection. She also needs to be spayed. She came to us fearful of many things including people, new places, and, strangely enough, being outside. Although she is very gentle and easy to handle, she does not accept affection from others without hesitation and fear. With proper care and time she can overcome these problems and has made tremendous progress in the last week. She has made friends with her foster sister, and she is learning to play like a dog for perhaps the first time. She has learned to love being outside with her sister and has made significant progress in the potty-training department. She is also making progress in accepting the love she deserves. It may take a little time but I believe eventually Hannah will make a great addition to the right family.
November 19, 2018:
Hannah is new in foster care. More information will follow.