Age: 2 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $700.00 (Plus Sales Tax)
Special Needs: no
Rosy came to us from a local shelter. She had been found in an area of Arlington where people often dump their dogs when they no longer want them. Rosy appeared to have had some litters and she had cherry eyes, covering about 80 percent of each eye. She also was untouchable. The shelter workers thought she might have to be euthanized because of her demeanor.
As a last chance for Rosy, the shelter contacted us and asked if we could help her. We said we would try. Our volunteer Bill went to get her and somehow, they managed to get her in his truck. He drove her straight to Dr. Larsen’s.
Dr. Larsen and her vet techs could not touch her. Rosy would push herself back into the farthest corner of her crate. When they would reach for her, she would lunge and snap.
Everyone stood there… scratching their heads and thought, “How can we medically treat her if we can’t touch her?” Then vet tech Heather stopped by the clinic with her 7-year-old son and they went in to see Rosy.
Standing behind his mom, the young boy began to talk to her. Rosy just melted. She whined and came to the front of the crate. Heather didn’t let him get near her, but together, they walked closer.
Rosy put her paw on the crate, as if she wanted him to come see her. She loved him at first sight.
They finally got a leash on her and took her outside. She followed the young boy everywhere he went (with his mom in charge of the leash and him at a good distance). Rosy never took her eyes off him. That’s when we knew there was HOPE!
Rosy wasn’t aggressive. She was SCARED. She was afraid of PEOPLE, but she wasn’t scared of a little boy with a soft voice. Dr. Larsen and her staff determined Rosy must have either been terribly abused … or never touched by a person.
After that day, everyone started working with her and each day, she has improved. She has several techs that she trusts to handle her. She even let me pet her when I took her pictures. She’s learning what a person’s hand feels like stroking her fur or rubbing her ears.
This is going to be a slow process, but we are all here for her until she can understand and feel the love she deserves. Rosy is a beautiful girl who will love everyone someday and will never remember when she didn’t.