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Lassie D6603

We rescued her and her puppies from a shelter. Lassie was a stray and found hiding under a car in Oakland. She was taken to the shelter, where she was nervous, sad and shut down. She would not walk on the leash and pancakes down. Poor Lassie is missing her front lower teeth and both her lower canines are grounded down. She was probably locked in a cage for years and chewed on the bars. Lassie gave birth to her 6 puppies on 2/19/19 at the shelter. She was nervous for first few days and would hunker down to the floor on leash. Despite nursing her pups with all the shelter noise, she warmed up to staff.

Lassie loves treats and very gentle sweet. She is a loving mom caring for her pups and allows staff to pet and handle. Lassie is now resting and caring for her pups at her hero foster home. She is now very happy and very sweet. Lassie just needs time to feel safe with her pups and get healthy. Soon, she will be very healthy, happy and thrive at her foster home with her babies. Lassie is beautiful and so sweet.

She hasn't met cats while in her foster home so we don't know how she is with cats. She seems to be fine with other dogs but it is tough to know as she is still a mommy looking out for her pups. Seems mostly house-broken but as she is willing to spend more time away from pups the foster home will learn more about whether she is fully house-broken and how she is with other dogs. She definitely likes meeting new people.  More info. to come.

Update 3/25/19:  Lassie is a great mom and very patient with her pups, who are now over 5 weeks old.   Soon, in about 2-3 weeks, she needs a new foster home.  Her puppies now have teeth and licking slurry mix (Raw Goat's Milk, Honest Kitchen).   She will need a new foster home soon so her puppies don't continue to nurse on her with their sharp baby teeth.   Lassie needs a quiet routine experienced adult home to give her time to adjust, relax and learn.  She is not comfortable yet on leash for walks, and will pancake down.  Foster home is now working with her with walks in they yard and short walks out front.  She has met one dog, but ignores.  Lassie probably grew up and lived in a backyard so she was not trained, walked nor socialized.  She is super sweet, gentle and loving.  Great with people.  She is fine meeting family dog that visits but to busy with her pups so not focused to play or engage with other dogs.  

4/28/19:  Her pups are now grown up.  Lassie now needs her own foster home or forever home so she can rest, learn, heal and get TLC.  She is bonded to her current foster home and adopted puppy, Leon.  She finally felt happy and relaxed to play with her pups.  Lassie is now walking on leash for short walks and housetrained to go to foster home's backyard. She needs a very experienced home with someone around enough to help guide her and maybe another dog.  Alone, she is nervous and misses her foster home person and Leon.  She needs to sleep in bedroom or with another dog as she adjusts and trust her new people.  Lassie was neglected for years, so she need time to trust, bond and feel safe in a new home.  Usually takes about 2-3 weeks for a dog to feel at home, learn new routine and bond to new guardians.  She is a gentle sweetie, smart and sensitive.  Once she adjusts, she is easy going and calm.  

5/30/19: Lassie has been at her new foster home for 4 weeks. Now that she has settled in, she is no longer anxious or shy. She is very social with humans and dogs, curious, playful, friendly and loving. She is house-broken, no accidents. She still needs training with dog commands and walking on the leash. She spends the day chasing squirrels and plays often with her foster dog friend. She will need a very experienced home and dedicated care for the first few weeks to help her overcome fear and separation anxiety and re-establish trust and routine. She is a very beautiful dog and will make a great lifelong companion.

8/15/19 Update:  Poor Lassie is now relaxing and getting TLC at her foster home.  She had her spay surgery, dental and 14 teeth decayed/infected teeth extracted!  Now she will feel much better with no bacteria infections in her mouth.  Donations for Lassie's vet bills are greatly needed and appreciated!  Thanks to our 2 vets that helped us discount to lower her bills.  List price would usually cost over $2,000.  Total vet bills (not including all supplies/foods/supplements:  $1,000

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Details of Lassie D6603

  • Name: Lassie D6603
  • Type: Dog
  • Gender: Female
  • Breed: German Shepherd / Collie Mix
  • Age: 9 years 4 months
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with Black
  • Size: 64 lbs.
  • House trained: Yes
  • Shots Current: Yes
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Special Needs: No
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Unknown
  • Host: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Organization: Furry Friends Rescue
  • Date Added: 2/24/19


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