No one said it would be easy, they only said it would be worth it.
Meet Gina! 🐶 Gina is an adorable 3 year old bichon frise. She was used for breeding and then dumped along with another bichon, Ginger. Gina is still learning what it’s like to be in a home and is slowly exploring the big world outside of her little crate she’s known her whole life. This sweet girl needs a home who is patient and will be gentle on her while she builds confidence in herself. She is good with other dogs and kids. Gina is a very sweet girl who just needs to find her forever home. We are looking for a home who understands the responsibilities of owning and raising a pup. She is patiently waiting for a home to call his own! ❤️
"Hi Melody, Yes, I’ve decided to keep Zoey, a.k.a. Gina. Although she’s still a bit skittish and still have a lot to learn, she has come a long way. She now knows her name, does her business outside, explores and runs around the backyard by herself, goes to her crate when she wants privacy, gets excited when two of her favorite people (my other half and my sister) come to visit, walks next them outdoor without a leash and follows them around in the house. So heartwarming to see 😊 However, at the same time, she still needs to learn to trust us and not cower, retreat or hide when approached and stiffens when carried. She also needs to learn to interact/play with me, my daughter and our other family dogs, play with any toy, like treats or even take a treat from our hand, go down a patio steps or stairs (although she can climb up) and learn basic commands. I’m sure she’ll learn to do those things soon though. I’m thinking of working with a professional trainer in the spring. She’s getting better walking on a leash. Overall, she is a very sweet dog; quiet and restrained. She does not show any aggression at all. In fact, she’s quite submissive. She lets me brush her teeth (front and back), clean her face/eyes, wash her paws after frolicking outside, comb her hair. She’s not reactive. She likes to be carried on her back like a baby, loves belly rub…she’s a keeper 😊 Thank you for choosing me to be her guardian. And thank you for all that you do for all the other dogs in need."
If you have extra time on your hand and would like to help please consider volunteering! Rescue groups need dedicated volunteers to help with events, fundraisers, home checks, transports, etc. All of these things help enable the rescue to expand their network and help more dogs in need.