Heidi **ADOPTION TRIAL PENDING**

heidi

4 y/o fearful female, needs fenced-in yard and another dog in the home, $275 adoption fee

Heidi is a sweet, beautiful, but scared little girl who started life in a puppy mill.  Her experience in the mill means that shy is super shy and fearful and needs time to build trust with her humans.   While she tolerates some petting and handling, she does not seek out affection on her own yet.  To help her feel safe and show her the ropes, Heidi needs another well-socialized pup in her forever home.  She is fine with cats, but little kids would likely be too much for her.  A calmer home with a pretty set routine would be ideal.  She feels safer with, and is more likely to bond with women vs. men, so an all-male home would not work for her.

Like most puppy mill survivors, Heidi is most comfortable outdoors, so she must have a home with a fenced-in yard.  Fencing should be at least 5′ tall privacy-type and must be completely secure.  While indoors, Heidi’s safe place is her crate and she needs a home that will provide one for her, and allow her to spend as much time as she needs in it.  She is house trained and a well behaved girl.  Not uncommon with mill dogs, Heidi wasn’t able to walk on leash at all when she first came into rescue, but she has come a long way.  She has bonded with her foster mom, and she can now walk on leash and has started going on adventures with her foster family.

Heidi’s adoption fee will be $350 and include her spay, vaccinations, de-worming, heartworm test, dental exam, microchip and an initial training class for shy dogs or in-home training with an approved trainer.

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