Gypsy was brought to the shelter by a concerned person who heard she was going to be put down because she was no longer wanted. She is a bit shy and shows signs of not being treated very well. Once she knows you're not out to hurt her she loves you. She will snuggle right into you. She will follow you around. She takes treats gently. She is slow to start on the leash. Once she gets going she doesn't pull. She tested at the shelter with a large male mix and small female pit mix. Male ridged at her and female growled at her. Both cases she looked for a way out and avoided any conflict. She is sweetheart. She knows sit. Okay in the car, little nervous.
She is pregnant and will be on hold until she whelps and weans her pups.
*Stay tuned as we learn more about her and she settles into her fosters home.
Foster update 6/21/18:
This week has been amazing. Gypsy is nursing well and taking excellent care of her pups. She’s eating as much as she wants and even adding a little needed meat to her own bones. She takes her potty breaks in the backyard or at the cove at the end of our cul de sac and enjoys some loves and rubs before going back to her box. Her fur is glossy and soft and she’s enjoying lots of well- deserved pampering.
Her pups are as cute as can be and are all nursing well. Each has at least doubled his or her birthweight. The black girl is the smallest but thriving nonetheless. The other girl, white with black tail, is at the other end of the spectrum as the chunkiest monkey.
They should be opening their eyes this week! The wonder and joy continue...
Foster update 7/9/18
Gypsy is a great mom and is doing well with her pups. She is spending more time with her foster family and is more comfortable leaving her pups for twenty minutes or so. She is also enjoying short walks (she doesn't ant to be too far or long away from her children) and is fabulous on a leash--no pulling at all. She likes belly rubs and likes to gently stretch up for a snuggle. At the moment she wants nothing to do with other dogs as is standard for nursing moms. So the other adult dogs are in another room when Gypsy comes to hang out with the humans.
Foster update 8/1/18
Gypsy is weaning her pups. She's a very sweet and gentle soul. She still shows some maternal aggression towards dogs and children who get near her puppies but had a wonderful visit with a family with kids about 13-14 and was very affectionate. She has started to bring her puppies around the other dogs and they are all starting to play together (except for Gyspy-she takes that opportunity for a much needed break.) She has started to take walks but still isn't comfortable being away for too long. She is agile and graceful and can hop over the gates without knocking anything or anyone down. She is a sweet lady who's had it rough. I was so happy to have her inside and cool and out of that El Centro heat. She would be very content as the only dog in the house and she loves peace and quiet and snuggles with her humans and deserves to be treated like a princess.
She would be best as the only dog in the house. She is “done” with pack life as I think her situation in El Centro was not harmonious. She is fine walking on a leash next to or near other dogs and at dog parks. She just wants her home and humans to herself. However, she is fine with cats!
She is nervous in a car and right now needs to be lifted in. She may well get over that once she gets used to riding in a car somewhere other than the vet or shelter!