Glory is a 4 year old, female, fawn Mastiff who came into rescue when the couple who had raised her from a puppy were no longer able to feed or care for her. Thankfully, they didn’t take her to a shelter where there was no certainty she would get a good home.
When SSMR representatives arrived, Glory was quite happy to meet new people, but in typical Mastiff fashion taking her away from her home and her people made her very nervous.
Although she is clearly confused by the sudden change in environment, this sweet, petite girl warms up quickly and has taken all the changes in her life in stride.
The people transporting her reported her as very friendly and upon arrival at the boarding facility she quickly won over the staff. A trip to the vet for vaccine updates and a check up got her more praise for being open, friendly and cooperative with everyone.
At the boarding facility it was obvious that she was nervous about being on a leash so Glory was given free run of the front office and she immediately relaxed, investigating her surroundings while completely ignoring the office cat.
She is very well behaved and polite with impeccable house manners, but is baffled by toys. She likes people and enjoys showing them her tricks—sit, down, “give paw” which earned her treats that she takes very politely.
Glory lived with a Boxer in her prior family and has been friendly with adjoining dogs at the boarding facility.
As you can see from the picture with the prominent ribs, she’s about 30lbs underweight, but is otherwise quite healthy. Like many rescue dogs, she’s HW+ but has started treatment and she will be clear in 6 to 18 months on monthly preventative.
Her first family interacted with her a lot and she misses that now. She is bewildered in boarding and needs an easy-going foster family who will pay a lot of attention to her, feed her well and appreciate her tricks.
Most of all she wants to be with people she can please. A nice fenced yard is essential as she had that before and doesn’t appear to have ever been on a leash. So a good deal of leash training will be needed before she will be a great companion on a walk.
Entered rescue: January 28, 2021
Age: 4 yrs.
History: Owner Surrender
Reactions to strangers: Friendly when home, wary in new places but warms up quickly
Demeanor with children: Unknown
Behavior with other dogs: Interested but nervous
Behavior with cats: Ignore
House training: Good
Spayed / Neutered: No
Health status: HW+, underweight