Monday, December 20, 2010
Meet Mabel, a true testament of how love combined with structure and consistency can change the direction of a dog's life. When Mabel came to us she was emaciated, neglected and terribly unsocialized with both humans and other pets. She had no manners, and coupled with the fact that she is deaf, noone had given this dog any of the extra attention she needed.
Enter Shannon, her foster mom. Shannon has never given up on Mabel and has worked wonders with her. Mabel has come so far, and via sign language now knows come, sit, go, down, wait, door, shower, car, hungry, all done, free, look, and bye-bye. She is house trained, crate trained, is trustworthy with free roam and knows how to use a dog door. She gets along well with cats and some dogs, but would benefit from continued socialization and would probably do best as the only dog.
While Shannon adores Mabel, she hopes everyday that someone will come along and offer a forever home to Miss Mabel. Mabel deserves the perfect life, but until than, she is safe with Shannon and BDHPI!