#10128 Embers

Small-size, Female, Adult ,

My name is Embers for my fur is the color of fire. I'm looking for a home that is quiet and safe.

I am 13-15lbs and I was found in a breeder situation, filthy, neglected and sent to a shelter to find a better life. For the first time I met many humans there. I was use to being kept in a small space, not much bigger than a rabbit hutch, so larger areas intimidate me. I'm older closer to 7 maybe more. I was spayed, teeth cleaned at least what was left of them by a vet. I was updated on all my vaccines and have been trying to figure out who I am and how to dog. I am frightened easily as I was rarely if ever exposed to the world. I have been slow, but I have learned that I like my crate, and food. I have been in foster care since the end of October.

It's been difficult for me to find my Joy but my foster mom is always trying to help me. I can walk on leash using a Martingale collar because if given an opportunity I would escape and keep running. That's why we only practice being on a leash in the back yard. I would like a fence I could not climb over or see through because sights and sounds can send me into a panic. I am crate trained, and must go outdoors when let out so I can go potty. I piddle pee if a feel panicked. I don't like to be held but I will tolerate it. I really want to be a dog but I just don't know how.

I'd like to find a quiet place just like me, so I can continue to learn and live out my days. I'm most comfortable when you don't stare at me and I can follow you at a distance. I will need patience and I get scared if you talk loud. I'd like Someone willing to learn dog body language. I've not found any dogs who I like to hang with so another dog is not necessary. I tend to ignore them. If I haven't scared you away and you want to rescue a neglected senior. I'm your gal.

Embers is up-to-date on her vaccinations and has been spayed. She is best in a home without small children and is not suitable in an apartment, condo or other urban setting. Embers is currently being fostered in Woodbridge, VA.

All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Davidsonville, MD for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Davidsonville.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.