>Happy Tail

March 11, 2011


If you are an avid reader of our blog, and of course you are, you might have noticed that one of our original intakes has vanished from the adoptee’s list. We are very excited to announce that after almost a full year in rescue Mya has been adopted!

Mya came into rescue when we first started. We didn’t exactly receive all the information on her before she was dropped off, but the original owners had driven a long way, and it was us or the shelter where we knew she would be euthanized. We were given a muzzle and a very under socialized, intact, large black dog. It was going to be a long haul.

Mya is an example of a dog who was not exposed to new people, situations, or interactions. She was basically left in the backyard. Dogs are social animals, not only do they want to be a part of our
lives, if they aren’t included they can become very reactive. Puppies especially should be exposed to as many new people, animals, sites, and smells as possible so nothing is new and scary later on. We have had dogs come in terrified of doorways, carpet, vaccums, men, women, children, you name it, all because they’ve never experienced it before.

We couldn’t have asked for a better foster home then the one Mya had. She was placed with an experienced dog handler who worked on Mya’s issues everyday. It was
a long process but Mya was improving slowly. However, we can’t expect our foster homes to keep dogs forever, and we had many discussions regarding Mya. Sometimes we trade dogs with other rescues to give them exposure to a different population base if we see no interest in our area. And in the begining we had to really ask ourselves if Mya was adoptable at all.

A week ago we got the best possible outcome for Mya, her foster home wanted to adopt her! Mya now is a happy and much more well adjusted dog. You might have seen her skijoring video’s, which i
s an event full of other dogs, and people and she is doing awesome! We love happy endings and wish Mya and her new family all the best.

Mya >Happy Tail
For more information on this dog, please contact the Windy City Canine Rescue at info@windycityrescue.com or
by calling 403-359-3139.
Our adoption fee allows us to provide the basics for the dogs in our care, but we are always encountering additional expenses (dental work, medicine for illnesses, etc.). If you would like to help dogs like this one, but aren’t looking to adopt one at this time, please consider a donation. Thank you.

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