47495 – Bree
Why choose me?
Update 8/25: Bree and Cowboy are now playmates! They can only play together if a staff member is present but, if things are quiet around the shelter while you are visiting, you can ask if it’s a good time for a play date!
Update 8/3: Bree has tested NEGATIVE for heartworms!
Update from another volunteer 8/1: Bree was so polite in her pen, but always had a face on that was pleading to get chosen to go out. She waited patiently for her turn. Bree was calm on the leash, but after we got away from the runs, she froze up and wouldn’t go any further. She was nervous about all the barking and had her tail tucked. Since we were low on time, we just stayed with her there for a few minutes. Even though she was nervous, she clearly enjoyed being petted. She may have been timid but she had a sweet disposition the entire time. She seemed thankful for a few moments of peace and quiet from her louder neighbors.
Update 7/28: Bree is still feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the noise and activity at the shelter, but she is making good progress! When we took her video in the interaction pen her tail was still tucked, but wagging happily – especially when the hotdogs came out! She’s a gentle and affectionate girl, she just needs to feel safe in a real home to really flower. When Beauty was brought into the adjoining interaction pen, Bree was delighted to see her and ran to the chainlink wall separating their pens to play and give her kisses through the fence. Beauty was just as happy to meet Bree, and I’m sure Beauty’s relaxed, happy demeanor was good medicine for Bree. I bet Bree wouldn’t mind having a canine buddy in her new home, although it’s not necessary. What she really needs most of all is a human family to make her feel safe and build her confidence.
Update 7/26: Thanks to donations to the Spay/Neuter Fund, Bree has been spayed and brought up-to-date on her basic vaccinations!
As I walked by the kennels with other dogs, I’d see Bree watching from a safe distance–not at her gate, but not from the back of her kennel either. She was curious but not ready to brave the noise surrounding her, so I asked a caretaker to help me take her out for pictures. Bree is a beautiful girl with a gorgeous brindle coat and adorable ears that are ever changing. Sometimes they fold forward, other times they perk out to the side, and every now and then, they’re a mixture of both. I moved slowly with Bree, and she let me pet her. When she was feeling more comfortable, her tail untucked, she took a few treats from me, and she even played with a toy she found. She still needs, however, a little more time to feel at ease in her new environment. She and Cowboy touched noses at the fence, and he was very sweet with her, but Bree wasn’t ready to run and play. Hopefully, the next time I see Bree she’ll be enjoying herself and having fun. She’s a sweet, gentle girl who needs to feel safe and loved.