51080 – Missy
Why choose me?
When I first met Missy, she was too scared to have visitors. Then I saw her out with her best friend who’s been working with her trying to help her feel more comfortable at the pound. He told me that Missy is a good dog, but she has to come to you on her terms. He told me not to reach into her puppy kennel to leash her but to open her gate, let her run around the puppy room for a minute, and then she’ll come to you to be leashed. It worked like a charm! Missy walks like a pro; it must be something she enjoys. I left the leash on her since I’m new to her, but she’d come to me, hop up on the bench beside me, and even let me pet her. I didn’t try to pick her up. Everything was on Missy’s terms, and that was okay because she’s making progress. She’s a sweet dog but is only available to rescues until she’s more comfortable at the pound and with new people.