Casey the Dog
Fixed (Spayed/Neutered)? Yes
Weight: 35 lbs
City in which animal is located: Northville
Rehoming fee? No
Please note: This is a courtesy listing on HSHV’s site. This animal is available through a private individual, NOT HSHV. For questions, please contact the individual below, not HSHV. Thank you!
Casey had a hard start to life. I adopted her from HVHS back in 2018 and was told she was pulled from a puppy mill. She still had milk nipples, indicating that she had recently had a litter of puppies, but they were not with her. We don’t believe she had ever been outdoors prior to getting to HVHS and they estimated her to be about 3 years old (in 2018). She was fearful of trees, the wind, fire hydrants, any loud noise, etc.. In the last 5 years she has made tremendous progress, but will never be a “typical” dog. A k9 companion has helped build her confidence, but she is still very anxious and fearful of new people, sounds, places. She LOVES to be outdoors and will run and play with her k9 buddy and occasionally other dogs at the park, but is very wary of new humans.
She does NOT do well with young children. The day we got her there were older kids at the shelter and she was fine with them, so I never thought much of it, but we have two little ones now and her anxiety has gotten out of control (accidents in the house, barreling into us in order to flee a room, stress hives and scratching herself raw, etc .) and I’m fearful she will become aggressive if she doesn’t get into an environment that better suits her needs.
She needs a home with a fenced yard, another dog, and preferably NO kids (or only older children). She prefers women but will warm up to men in time. She likes a quiet environment and is crate trained. She does ok in the car (though won’t always jump in by herself, gets out no problem) and is ok on a leash (not perfect, but responds well to vocal commands/reassurance). She is not the type of dog that is going to play fetch with you, but once she is bonded she will snuggle, she loves to play tag with another dog, and she just wants to be where you are. Would do very well with a retired couple with another confident dog. She currently spends all of her time hiding on the opposite floor of the home from wherever the family is, and its no way to live. With her current age (roughly 9 or 10?) we’ve battled with the reality that she may not have a lot of options, but I owe it to her to see if we can find a calm environment for her to live out her golden years.
If you are interested in adopting Casey, please contact Michelle at 248-295-1790 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This animal is listed as a courtesy on our site, but is available through this individual. For questions, please contact the individual listed, not HSHV. Thank you!