Sally used to be a street dog that resided inside a local university. Some people enjoyed her presence on campus while others tried to “solve’ the issues of local street dogs by leaving cooked chicken pieces laced with poison. Luckily Sally did not ingest any of these poison baits. Some of the local dog rescuers worried that more dogs would be endangered by those who wanted these street dogs gone, decided to take action by rescuing the ones living inside the campus. The rescuers hope to find forever homes for these dogs even though they know the chances are slim. They believe these dogs deserved a chance to be loved (some of the dogs once had an owner).
When Sally was rescued, she was weak and had an eye infection. The vet determined that Sally has dry-eye syndrome and needs eye drops everyday. Sally would have lots of eye gunk if the eyes are too dry and infected. If she rubs her eyes too often, the risk of reinfection would be high. However, with daily eye drops (twice a day) that keeps her eyes moisturized, she would be fine and her dry-eye syndrome has no bearing on her eyesight.
Sally really adores people, more so with other dogs. Regardless if it was before her rescue or during her short hospital stay right after the rescue or at her foster home, she would seek out human affection. If you call her name, Sally would come to you immediately, even meeting a stranger for the first time. As for her interactions with dogs, since she had to fend for herself when living on the streets, she tends to be protective of her space. She doesn’t like to be around dogs that are too excitable or have no respect for her space. Sally is not aggressive and her instinct is to protect her space. She does enjoy playing with other dogs, just not the rambunctious and nosy dogs. We hope you can understand this. For Sally, she is suitable to be in a home with or without dogs. If you are interested in Sally, please know that if you have a dog, and your dog is very active and might not like other dogs, we would not recommend you to adopt Sally. She is best in a family with calmer and gentler dogs or without any dog. She is fine with cats and has no interest in them (or desire to chase). If you don’t have a dog and have a home with a fenced backyard, we think you would be perfect for Sally. She likes to run around outside. Sally has no guarding behaviors toward food. She is food motivated and not a picky eater, therefore, she learns commands fast if you use treats as a training tool.
Like most dogs, Sally is not a fan of bathing and tends to be nervous but will quietly allow you to bath her. However, the sound of the blow dryer terrifies her (like many dogs) and will try to run away from it.
Because Sally has passed her puppy stage, she can be home alone and does not cause troubles. If you are interested in Sally and are willing to give her a forever loving home, please contact us and we will share details about her.