German Shepherd Dog / Mixed : : Female (spayed) : : Adult : : Medium
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Hannah-ADOPTED!! needs a caretaker or foster! Won't you consider helping her get a new start?
as the very special little girl she is, She has Mommy & Daddy who will sit together on the sofa with her and watch TV as a family. A "Happy Tail"
ending like this is what our rescue group is all about.
This is such a wonderful, loving family that they have agreed to foster our sweet Beth so Hannah will have her "girlfriend" while she adjusts to her new life. They're great buddies so I know they will play and sleep together. It was a GOOD DAY in rescue!
I feel very blessed for Hannah's sake that her life is taking this unexpected turn. It seems I'm the only one who did not expect this. Maybe there was a plan all along and Hannah just didn't tell me that she might be moving on someday.
UPDATE: Well, tonight my Hannah seemed to pick another family to live with. She met a newly engaged couple who came to meet one of our other dogs. Much to my surprise, she went up to the new man (who she used to be terrified of) and sat with him like they had known each other all their lives. It was so touching and amazing to see the calm look on her face. She had kisses galore to give and just put her paws on him. She was very fond of the lady also, but this is the FIRST time I have seen Hannah act like this with anyone, much less a man, besides me. While I did not consider Hannah up for adoption, it seems she has overruled me. Perhaps she has just been waiting for the right family to come along so she could pick them. I will be very, very sad to see her leave my home but I love Hannah and I want her to have pure happiness. She deserves nothing less.
UPDATE: I would like to introduce everyone to my new daughter Hannah- Banana! We brought her here from West Virginia to help her find a loving forever home and then I fell in love with her. She is so afraid of so many things that I feel she just needs to rest and find out what it feels like to be cherished. She feels safe here with us and I'm enjoying watching her fell more secure every day. The other night for the first time, she fell asleep on her back with her paws in the air!! That proves she feels safe ... probably for the first time in her young life.
She does have a few minor flaws such as chewing like a 12-week old pup. She has gotten two pairs of shoes and my husband's work boots and last night she
had a taste of the remote control ... now that can really get you in trouble around here with her new Dad! So, she needs to be watched and treated like a pup and when she makes mistakes, they are generally my fault for not watching more closely. I think she may never have had a puppy-hood so she is having it now. That's OK, we love her just the way she is!
UPDATE: I am going to delay Hannah's adoption. She is still so skittish that we need much more time with her. As I suspected, she has had a very hard life trying to keep from starving out there. She is what we call a 'road warrior' which means she was always just running --- running --- running --- trying to survive while being 'shooed" away by people.
She has already come a long way for me but I think
I will need at least a month to get her to be able to trust humans 100%. She is such delightful girl to watch. She just loves all her toys and just takes them in her
kennel and stuffs them under her. You can just see her smiling! So cute!
My goal is to get her to feel so relaxed that she can just curl up on my sofa and fall asleep or better yet, someday when she feels really safe she will be on my living room carpet rubbing her back and kicking her feet in the air which is what I call "Happy Feet!” When I see that, I know she is ready to be adopted.
We had a wonderful girl named Jazzy who came to us very much like our sweet Hannah ... (and Hannah is really very sweet ) ... and one day Jazzy climbed up on the sofa and fell asleep and started snoring. What a wonderful day that was for me. I am misting up just thinking about that moment. I know we can help Hannah feel safe. That is why we pulled her from the wonderful shelter in West Virginia who kept her alive long enough for us to bring her into our rescue group. Then the next step is to find
her just the perfect family to love for the rest of her life.
Hannah - Shepherd Dog Mix Size: Medium Age: Young Sex: Female
Hannah is still a little shy (she was very shy when she first came to us)...but each day we notice she becomes more social...and playful. She is a special dog, but she will require some patience and gentle attention.
This dear little girl is with us now and she has had a terrible life filled with neglect and abuse. We'll be working with her to help her learn that not all humans are terrible.
Hannah is in love with her foster brother Burton and he makes her feel safe. We can see that she will not be able to be adopted into a single dog family. She does not need to be adopted with Burton, although that would be nice, but she will need to be adopted into a family that already has a dog. She is very social with other dogs but afraid of humans.