Legion continues to do well at Best Friends. He is quickly becoming well loved by his caregivers and the manager of Dogtown. He has a large kennel in one of the lodges where dogs have single kennels. He has a big yard he can go in when he wants to. He gets walks and training sessions. Longmont sent the big ball he was playing with in his video in the agility yard, and he took the string knot that we gave him on his overnight stay.
Next up- the new dog we are working on is named TayNay. She of course is also a pitbull. She is currently in a shelter. I have calls in to trainers and am proposing that one of the trainers take her for a period of 2 to 3 months to see if they can help her through a good home and plenty of training. Her main problem is that she is extremely frightened and very shy. She has been abused and poorly socialized. The only dog she was not afraid of was her brother, and the shelter reports that he was so aggressive that he was put down about a month ago. There is some conflicting information that indicates he may not have been that aggressive, however, it is too late to save him. TayNay does not show well in her kennel at the shelter, because she sometimes hides and cowers in the back and if people try to remove her from the kennel, she often backs into the corner and wets herself because she is so frightened. A volunteer reports that while she is frightened, once she is out of the kennel and walking, she is easy to walk, enjoys being one on one with someone and is developing some level of trust.
If I get a commitment to from a trainer to foster TayNay for a few months, I will be doing an internet campaign to raise funds to pay the trainer. If I can not make this arrangement, I will be looking for a direct foster, or consider another program that she could be transferred to, and will then need to raise funds to transport her there.
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