October 16, 2011
Meet Dakota, our latest foster girl from German Shepherd Rescue Alliance of Wisconsin. From what we know about this 3-year old girl , she was an owner-surrender to a Wisconsin county shelter. It was a hoarding situation and the family had to give up a couple of dogs. Dakota was kept in an outside pen behind a barn for three years with little interaction with others. And she was surrendered with a wolf. Yes, the family had wolves. Are they nuts?
What we know so far about Dakota is she is a just sweet girl who bonds with a person totally but is very skittish and afraid of the unknown. This lack of socialization causes her to try to run away from new people and experiences, cower and bark if backed into a corner.
But once she gets to know and trust someone, she is just a sweetie. And guess where she landed? Yep, my parents have opened the doors to Grama's Healing Center for Dogs. This dog needs lots of love, attention and a safe place to decompress. She's had a pretty full week already as a few days ago she had to have surgery to remove a broken canine.
She is recovering now and was well enough on Thursday to take a set of blinds off the window at my parents' house. My father wanted to "test" how she'd do if he left the house for a short time..... My mom unbeknownst to this great plan was at the grocery store. She came home to a very happy dog sitting on the end table by said window wagging her tail and glad someone came home.... I think my dad came home a few minutes later and got a time out....