When we saw this girl’s picture in our inbox we knew without a doubt we couldn’t say no. We are part of a foster program that helps rehabilitate dogs that come into the shelter but need an extra bit of love and care before they find their forever family. We want to introduce the newest rebel resident:
This sweet face is Scarlett. She came in nameless but we thought Scarlett perfectly suited her gorgeous red fawn coat and of course her numerous scars.
While the story behind each rescue dog is always a little uncertain, one look at this skinny girl lets you know she has not been properly cared for in quite a while. She was actually an owner turn in, anonymously abandoned in the night drop along with two other dogs. The two other dogs in her home had attacked her and so the owner who had apparently had enough, decided simply to get rid of them all. We think it turned out for the better anyway because aside from the terrible neglect it is rather evident that this beautiful girl had also not been properly nourished in quite some time either.
From the moment we picked her up, that little nub hasn’t stopped wagging.
Health and Stats: Scarlett is estimated to be about 3 years old. She only weighs about 41 pounds but we are working on that. Beyond her wounds and scars, she is otherwise healthy. She is up to date on all of her shots and will be spayed as soon as she is at a good weight.
Temperament: This girl appears to be the perfect dog, we cannot even imagine why someone would give her up… but that’s completely their loss. She is sweet and socialized with both people and dogs. Although she has been attacked by several dogs, she shows no aggression or fear and gets along well with dogs both large and small. She is very quiet so far, not a barker by any means. She loves to be loved! She will sit with her head in your lap for as long as you let her and will insist on being pet.
Training & Daily Life: She knows basic commands like ‘sit’ and ‘wait’ and walks very well on a leash. She is house and crate trained and rides well in the car too.
Scarlett will be available for adoption within Southern California through Animal Friends of the Valleys. While she’s not currently up for adoption until she is a little healthier and spayed, you can fill out an application to reserve her if you are interested. Please feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any interest or questions you might have about this special girl.