Kara came in from a breeder in the Rochester area on June 29, with her sister Tasha and has been with us since than. Kara is nothing like her sister, they are total opposites. Kara wants no human touch, very picky about eating, still not sure about door ways, steps on the deck, car doors and rides in the car are very overwhelming. I have let Kara take her time to try to get used to being inside a home and all the activities that a home involves, and she seems to be adjusting. But it is very slow moving. Kara is about 6 yrs old, she has been vetted and of course she has ear issues and parasites, full of mattes and she needed a bath badly, she is weighing in at 103lbs, I have my work cut out for me. Kara does not like to be attached to her leash and at this point walks are out of the question. As Kara's breeding years are done she is being spayed on Thursday this week. She does know what water is and loves to lay in the doggie pool, but I need to be careful of hot spots starting as she is never completely dry when we go back into the house and will not let me dry her off with a towel. Kara has not had any accidents in the house at all. The 1st time that I had to kennel her she was determined she was not going in and treats do not work at all. As of now she has gotten very used to her kennel, actually its her favorite place to be if the door is open.
My heart goes out to Kara she still does not know what a kind loving hand is and this just breaks my heart. She will not play of course with my resident dogs, but in time I hope she will learn. We are making some very small baby steps, but Kara is work in process. She will not be at any events for sometime as she needs to become much more confident and learn that touch does not hurt.
The pictures below are all that I could get of her other than in her kennel, which she now loves.
Kara's forever home will need: another confident dog to continue to show her the way of life for a loved house dog, no children under 10yrs of age (noise issue with very young children), and she needs a fenced yard.
More to come on Kara and pray that she learns what love is; foster mom, resident pets Missy and Ali.