Featured Dog - AVA



Hi my friends, my name is Ava. I am a gorgeous and very lovable 1 year old shepherd mix who is so happy to be rescued. You see I was found in a ditch at 3 mths of age, dehydrated, nearly starved and badly beaten. Someone had tried hard to end my life but I am a tough girl and fought even harder to live. Nevertheless I was rescued just in time - I wouldn't have survived another night. I am fully recovered from my ordeal now, physically and (mostly) emotionally. I adore people and get so excited to see them it is hard for me to stop wiggling. Even when I sit on command, I can't help but wiggle my butt around. It takes me all of about five seconds for me to consider a former stranger to be my new best friend. Perhaps because of the abuse I have endured, I pee submissively when I meet new people. I am getting better with this, but I need a home with people who are patient and understanding.

I have very soft, silky fur that is a delight to pet. Being stroked, hugged and cuddled are some of my very favorite things. I also love going for walks and my enthusiasm causes me to pull on the leash. But wearing a harness stops me from doing that. I am good with dogs I meet when I am out and love playing with them. 

My very very favourite thing is eating. That helps a great deal with training me as I will do anything for treats. Perhaps because I have faced starvation I am protective of my food with other dogs and cats. So I need a home without other pets. I may also growl at people if they come too near my bowl so a home with small children is not appropriate for me. A trainer assessed that as I mature and realize that food will always be available to me, I will likely grow out of my obsession with it. It seems to help me if I am fed three smaller meals a day rather than two larger ones. 

If you are looking for a loving, delightful and highly sociable dog you couldn't do better than me. Sure, I have some issues, but they are minor compared to my attributes. I am housetrained, spayed, microchipped and up to date on my vaccinations. My adoption fee is $400.


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