Buffy (we call her Nervous Nellie) came in with Sabrina (18-201) and Freddy (18-199). They are supposedly siblings (born on May 8, 2018), but we think Freddy is not a sibling. The two girls are almost identical in appearance. We had to put on two different colored collars in order to tell them apart.
Personality wise, the girls are very different. Buffy (Nervous Nellie) was very shy and timid when she first came and continues to be so. She is learning about being touched by humans and just tolerates it at this point. She keeps away from us as much as possible. She will take treats from our hands.
She loves all kinds of toys and is extremely protective of whichever one she has. She is eating well and sleeps all night. She is let outside often so we haven’t had any accidents in the house for quite some time. But she doesn’t know how to signal that she needs to go outside.
Buffy (Nellie) only weighs 33 pounds at 5 months of age. She is fed 3 times a day to increase her weight. She is up to date on all vaccinations and she is heartworm negative. No organisms in her stool. She will be spayed and microchipped on November 5, and will be available for adoption after her spay surgery.
She is from a large breeding facility and has behaviors related to spending all of her life in a cage and having very little human contact. She bucked like a wild mustang when we attempted to put a leash on her.
We will start putting a leash on and letting her run around the yard to get used to it as we’ve done with the other two. She loves playing with the other two puppies and our resident dogs.
Whoever adopts this sweet girl will need to be very patient as she learns how to adapt to being a companion dog that lives in a house. Plus she has lots of puppy energy!