April is ready for her forever home. April came to SSMR when rescued by a Good Samaritan after weeks as a stray. She was very grateful to be saved and has been in foster for about two weeks now.
We estimate her age to be around three years.
Her foster reports that she is definitely a sweet, happy girl and is very relieved to be off the streets.
As her pictures show, she’s a very beautiful, elegant type, and is content to be serenely hanging out. She’s very adaptable and has been friendly with everything that has come her way—the vet’s office, strangers, little kids, and little dogs.
She’s quiet by nature with little barking and no reactive behaviors but is clearly accustomed to sleeping in the bedroom with her people because she barks about being left behind when her fosters go up to bed. She has apparently never learned about stairs, however, and is afraid to follow, preferring to spend the night in the kids’ room.
She is in good health, having survived her weeks in the woods with no more than one hot spot on her paw and one on her neck, both of which are well healed.
She is, of course, very underweight but that’s easily remedied with groceries. She’s Heartworm positive, like about 25 percent of the dogs we take into rescue here in the South but she is now on monthly preventative and will test clear in 6-18 months.
She’s unbothered by storms and loud noises. She is not yet reacting to any commands, but it’s only been two weeks in foster care and those recollections sometimes take awhile to reappear.
She is very polite with nice house manners except a tendency to counter-surf, which is not unusual in dogs who have been forced to fend for themselves. She would easily fit into almost every home.
Entered rescue: January 16, 2021
Age: 3-4 yrs.
History: Rescued as stray
Reactions to strangers: Good
Demeanor with children: Good
Behavior with other dogs: Good
Behavior with cats: Unknown
House training: Good
Spayed / Neutered: Not yet
Health status: Good, HW+