Two months ago, an eight-year-old German shepherd mix was surrendered to the South Los Angeles, Calif., animal care and control facility.
The abrupt change of venue sent the dog, named “Minnie,” into a sad state of depression. Upon her intake, the shelter veterinarian noted:
“Very scared, sweet older dog.”
Initially, Minnie was so sad and afraid that she would not make eye contact with anyone; in fact, the sounds and smells at the facility left the gentle senior shaking in fear.
Today, a shelter volunteer notes that Minnie is doing much better, now seeking out attention from the volunteers who have become her only friends.
On Sunday, a volunteer spent time with Minnie and shared:
We were in a smaller yard, Minnie explored, sniffing and looking around her — and then, walked straight up to me, putting her head under my knees as I sat there, begging to be petted and loved.
She didn’t shrink away, she didn’t look away, she stayed planted in the middle of what she hoped would last forever.
Minnie’s time is running out, in fact, she is in great danger. A volunteer shared:
However, these cannot get any worse and Minnie needs out IMMEDIATELY!! This precious pup is 99% most likely house-trained — even her owner said that.
Great around other dogs, letting them howl, bark, sniff, whatever. She yearns for that special someone who will treat her as gently and kindly as she deserves.
Sweet, soulful, gentle, affectionate, house-trained and walks great on a leash – Minnie has so many wonderful things going for her – things which would make her an amazing companion.
What she does not have on her side is time. In fact, the following dire words have been used in the same sentence with Minnie’s name…”Great danger, critical and urgent.”
Please click here to see a short video clip of Minnie in action. It is apparent that she is a gentle girl who just needs a chance.
Information for networking:
- Petharbor link here
- Age – 8 years
- Breed – German shepherd mix
- Weight 60 lbs
- Shelter phone: (888) 452-7381
- ID# A1273594
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