May 5th. OMG! What is the perfect day like in the life of a Rescue Volunteer? Today was one of those days. Long (2 hour) drive to Bonita Shelter to pick up a GEM of a 7 year old girl whose family adopted her from same shelter 5 months ago only to take her back …why?? you ask??! Well, typical Weim behavior….clingy, velcro, slight anxiety, chews her blanket, stubborn, doesn’t like the Vet, doesn’t like her nails trimmed..to name a couple. The POSITIVE on the form when they banished her to the shelter…she LOVES her ball, she loves her family., she is positive, happy and friendly. She is smart, confident playful, yet calm. The REAL reason we will never know….but for me, I got to meet her, get smothered with playful kisses, play ball with her, get dragged by her (yes she pulls a little!)..all I know is she deserves a wonderful home. She is beautiful in mind, body and spirit. She has a natural tail. She knows all basic commands. She is spayed and up to date on everything! Have I pulled you in yet? 🙂 If interested in meeting Faye give CalWEAR a heads up and submit your application to www.calwear.org. We’ll still be learning about her but I instantly fell in love and had the perfect rescue day with her. ❤
– Deborah/Team CalWEAR
UPDATE FROM FAYE’S FOSTER MOM on May 6, 2020:
Faye is such an easy dog. She is a sweet girl, well trained and well mannered, relaxed, and happy go lucky. She just goes with the flow. She absolutely loves to play fetch, but she’s content to curl up on the floor and rest when the game is over. She is an enthusiastic and energetic walker who pulls on the leash, but gets better as the walk goes on and seems very trainable. She takes direction well and is eager to please. She has some strange ideas about blankets and pillows. She seems to think they are meant for balling up and hiking like a football or attacking and chewing, but she’s easily redirected to an appropriate, sturdy chew toy. It looks like Faye was loved on by children in her last home. We found a little heart drawn with marker on her belly.
UPDATE FROM FAYE’S FOSTER MOM on May 11, 2020:
Faye is doing great. Here’s what we’ve learned about Faye:
-She is not comfortable meeting other dogs. She barks and sometimes lunges when they come up to meet her.It seems defensive and fearful, not aggressive. She’s not too interested in dogs at a further distance or dogs who bark from behind fences. We noticed she has a small jagged scar on the left side of her face, so it is possible she was bitten in the past.
-She’s much better On the leash when in a harness and walked on the right side. It seems like she has had leash training but it needs enforcement. The biggest challenge is she darts around, trying to stay in the shade, even in the morning and on cool days. She will walk with her side brushing thorny rose bushes to stay in a narrow strip of shade at 8:30 AM
-She drinks a lot of water but she has had no accidents. She has gone 5-6 hours during the day and goes 8+ hours overnight.
-She’s not very food motivated but responds to attention and wags her tail when you love on her Fetch is her favorite thing, so that can be a reward after less training walks.
Last updated: May 11, 2020