SPECIAL FOSTER HOME URGENTLY NEEDED!
Adoptable Frosty the Tripawd update! 💜🐾
Frosty is a 2-3 year old, female, 45-50lb, female, three legged, mixed breed from Afghanistan.
After 5 months of decompression, trust building, and harness and leash practice, Frosty started going on walks outside! Only short walks for her at this time and she is extremely sensitive to the heat! She loves to sniff and munch on grass. She doesn’t like being looked in the eye by strangers, is sometimes reactive to them, but will approach passers-by with curiosity on walks and even take treats from them! She has shown some leash reactivity (frustrated greeter) but usually responds well to a verbal cue and treat. This should be easy to overcome. She likes to bark at cats, just like her foster brother, but we suspect this can be trained out as well.
Now that she trusts her foster mom, she absolutely loves snuggles in bed, snoot kisses, and gazing into her foster mom’s eyes. Moving to a new home, she won’t be starting back at square one, but it will take significant time to build trust with her. However, the level of trust she has reached with her foster gives us hope that she can form this bond with another human in her life. Whoever has the space and list and lots of patience in their heart for this sweet, playful, loving girl will need to just let her do everything on her own time. She will not be told what to do unless she trusts a person entirely – we can only imagine that this fierce behaviour has come from a life of mistreatment, so that now she refuses to be confined or hurt in any way. Once she trusts you, she only wants to feel safe and please her human (and get treats and pets)!
Frosty knows how to “sit” and “wait” (most of the time) and loves to play with squeaky balls and stuffed toys. She does guard certain chew treats and toys from her human and dog foster brother, but as long as everyone respects her space, she can be fairly easily distracted away from her treasure – with the help of a trainer, we think this could improve a lot. She can get possessive over certain areas and become very defensive, like a bedroom, but this only happens rarely as we have seen.
This girl needs a very special loving home without any kids or cats, no exceptions. Frosty could be with certain styles of other dogs in the home and has bonded with a very patient, relaxed, and friendly one as we have seen with her foster home now. Someone with lots of dog experience and a large amount of understanding of training and patience to help to continue to get comfortable within herself and environment.
This funny girl will bring so much joy and growth to her forever family. When she thinks she’s being left behind, she lets out the cutest yips that so clearly mean “hey, wait for me!”. Because Frosty is slow to trust new people, her foster will support with the transition to a new home and would love to stay in her life to help her new family out whenever needed.
If you would like to foster or foster to adopt Frosty please DM us for more info. Please apply at raincoastdogrescue.com