Truly--10-month-old female fostered in OH
Rescue Contact: Tracey Fulmer
Truly (named after Truly Scrumptious from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) is truly adorable, truly sweet, and truly in need of a wonderful home. This girl is 10 months old and her life is just beginning. Truly went unsold in a pet store and then was kept in a crate month after month while her greedy sellers tried to recoup their losses. She is located in Ohio.
Her foster mom says Truly loves to give kisses -- on the face, the hands or whatever she can get ahold of. But she doesn't drown you in them. It's obvious Truly was neglected -- both physically and mentally. She had little muscle tone when she came into Rescue, and with daily exercise she's already getting stronger. She'll need to gain some weight and will fill out as she matures, but she will likely remain a petite Kerry, at about 16 inches tall. Poor Truly also had an eye infection, so common with Kerry rescues, which is clearing up on medication. Truly is also working on housebreaking since the only place she eliminated before was in her crate (now how sad is that?). As with everything else, she's making good progress on that front as well.
Truly is soaking up her freedom and her new found human companionship. She follows her foster mom around everywhere, lies down quietly close by when she's working, and definitely doesn't like being left alone. She will cry for hours if left in a crate. Who can blame her? She responds best to quiet, soothing vocals, and to people who get down on the floor with her rather than standing over her in threatening postures. She doesn't like to be on a lap, but she loves to be held in your arms and snuggled with. Based on the progress she's made so far, this girl will come around quickly as she gains confidence in herself and trust in her new owners.
We look for special families for all of our rescues, and Truly is no exception. She needs a home where somebody is there during the day and a fenced in yard to make up for her lost time wasted in a crate. She needs patient, soothing owners who will build her confidence and let her lick to her heart's content.
A home without young children, where Truly can be the center of attention, would be ideal. Perhaps another dog -- a male -- would be nice but not a necessity.