Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sophia Needs a Home!


Meet Sophia!

This sweet little girl was found wandering the streets in Baltimore when a friendly person picked her up and brought her to a local animal hospital. The staff at the hospital fell in love with her sweet disposition but by law they had to turn her over to animal control. She was never claimed by her owner despite the efforts made by the hospital employee's (flyers were put up and she was posted on petfinder as well as crasigslist). When her 5 day hold was up and she was slated to be euthanized she was rescued again by the hospital staff!

Sophia's life was saved and only a week later she helped save another life! She donated blood to a very critical dog, who without her blood, would not be here today! Sophia is estimated to be a year old and is a delight to be around. She does get excited when meeting new people but settles quickly, we are currently teaching her how to greet people without jumping and is responding well to training. She knows how to sit, speak, give paw, and walks well on a leash. She is housebroken and crate trained!! We think she has some pit bull in her but we are not sure what else, she had HUGE ears and has hound dog markings. So far she has been good around every other dog she meets, but we will only place her in a home as the only dog or in a home with another male dog. We are unsure how she is with cats (she was fine at the hospital when cats would swat at her - she just ignored them). We do not know how she is with children and will only place her with older kids.

We have not seen any aggression from this dog, only happy puppy behavior filled with kisses!

When she was rescued she was limping, upon examination (and radiographs) it was determined she has a luxating patella (her knee cap slips out of place). She is no longer limping but this will be surgically corrected when she is spayed. There will be no long term effects from this condition and it should not keep you from wanting to adopt her!

She is up to date on vaccines, heartworm/lymes negative, and dewormed.

For more information on Sophia please email Jayme at disabled due to Sophia has a home!

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