Still Searching …

Cruising with Chad (who is also up for adoption) and their foster sister Isis

We recently posted Hannah’s profile and an urgent request to find a new foster or forever home for her. It’s been a week, and we are still avidly searching for the “right” person for her. She is doing fine in her temporary foster home, but this is indeed temporary–Chad requires special attention himself–and she will need to come back to rescue soon, if we can’t find another home for her.

If you haven’t heard this special girl’s story, catch up now. You’ll find links to both of our foster and adoption applications on that page.

Current Foster Update

Here’s a report from her current foster mom and what potential adopters/fosters can expect:

“Hannah feels most safe inside her crate, it’s her safe spot. Outside of her crate, she is interested in new things, smells, and people. She is very good on leash walks and is enjoying it, she adapts quickly to new walking areas. She is fine with people who know how to approach her; with people who are overwhelming to her, her reaction is shy. Loud noises are still frightening for her. If she is nervous and not in her crate, she will pace and circle but calm down at one point.

She will adapt easily in a new home if it’s quiet (quiet dogs, no kids!). The first days, she will spend most of her time in the crate, except for food and of course playing ball. The sound of a squeaky toy gets her immediately. She looooves to run and to “kill” the toy ;-). She showed no signs of interest in playing with the other dogs. She was very quiet the first days, no bark at all. Over the week, she developed a bark for attention when someone  entered the room (Pam told me she will also bark when she’s hungry). We are ignoring her bark completely, and I have the impression it’s getting better.

For me, this dog is absolutely capable of going into a home and bonding with a new family. I am not so sure if she is a big fan of other dogs, she is OK as long as she’s insecure because she is not brave enough to do anything … but in her safe spot (crate) she tells them to stay away and has growled at them. Therefore, I see a difference between accepting people and accepting dogs (she has never growled at people since she’s been here). I think she would be fine with someone who is aware of that and will help her to get along with other dogs. For someone without experience in that area, I would recommend a single dog household (or with a male dog?). Our impression is that she can develop a kind of ‘jealously’ regarding her willingness to share ‘her person’ with other dogs.”