Jenna - in Maine!
Most recent update: February 2019
The J puppies are one year old now and are learning to live in homes and that people are OK to trust. Jenna is about 45 lbs and her coloring is just so strikingly beautiful. Jenna is gaining confidence and showing affection. She is currently with a foster dad, male and female dogs, and she is great with everyone. She has previously lived with cats and done fine with them too.
Jenna spent some time with a rehabilitator to gain some confidence. She reported to us, “Jenna has made progress, showing her true playful side. Although she is still hesitant with most day to day handling, she loves being around her more confident doggie friends and will even engage in doggie play body language with her humans. She has adapted to a nice routine, which will be paramount in her long term progress. Change and surprises are tough for her, and walking on the leash is still stressful.”
In her foster home, Jenna is affectionate with her foster dad, and has gained confidence on leash, following the lead of the more confident dogs on daily walks. Jenna allows her foster dad to handle her and cuddles on the couch at night time. Jenna is crate trained, house trained, and treat motivated. With slow and deliberate proper introductions, Jenna can meet new people, although she does take time to warm up to new people and situations. Jenna loves playing at doggie daycare and jumps right into the back seat for rides in the car.
Until she feels comfortable Jenna can be skittish and very nervous but she is showing her silly and playful side when everything is calm and the family is home together. We think Jenna would be too afraid to live with little kids or a lot of coming and going in a new home. A quiet routine helps her a lot.
We believe Jenna and her siblings’ fearful reactions to new situations are due to their rough start in life; they were found by a mailman out in a rural area of Arkansas. They were in terrible shape, living in the heat with very little shelter or shade. Once they could be captured, our partner rescuers were able to nurse them back to health and now they are gorgeous and healthy. Several of the siblings and their mom have found homes of their own, and now Jenna and Jackson are ready for their turn
If you have interest in meeting Jenna or any of our sweeties, please fill out the adoption application.
Please note: we do not have a physical facility where the dogs are housed; they are cared for in our wonderful foster network throughout New England. It is our expectation that, once approved, a potential family will meet the dog(s) in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.