Geneva is one of seven traumatized Cavaliers rescued from a puppy mill operation in April. The neglect these dogs suffered was obvious, what is less so is what the long-term behavioral effects might be. Potential adopters need extraordinary sensitivity and patience with the needs of these pups that are at the extreme of rescue’s definition.
Geneva is a gorgeous Tri-Color Cavalier, but another of our puppy mill rescues that needs time to heal from her former eight-year life. The maladies that she came in with are coming along well, though the emotional scars will be a slower process.
Winning the trust of a puppy mill pup takes time, though when progress is so hard won, it has a sweetness that is previously unimaginable. Geneva is beginning to show that. When her foster Mom sits quietly on the floor, she’ll come over for a sniff or a treat. Her safe space is a pen that is left with an open door, and now she’ll allow herself to be petted in it. This girl has begun to spend most of her time out of it, following her foster dogs and enjoying the yard. And she’s gotten housetraining down pat.
Confidence in the safety of her new life is budding, and in each situation you can see, with a gentle tail wag, that Geneva really wants to. And then she will, at least momentarily, revealing the sweet, loveable girl that she is inside. You see, love does conquer all.
🐶 Age: 8 or 9 years old.
👍🏻 Weight: 15 lbs.
🐾 Circumstances: A puppy mill rescue.
🐕 Temperament: A girl that will break your heart, then win it over forever.
❤️ Health: Geneva came to us with large, matted ropes of hair, ear infections, and a UTI. Now that all that has been tended to and she’s current on shots, Geneva is scheduled for spaying, a cardiologist appointment, and dental surgery. CRF microchips all rescues.
🏡 Forever Home Requirements:
✔️ Most of all, just extraordinary patience, and willingness to let her set the pace.
✔️ A a calm adult family with minimal alone time.
✔️ Safe and secured fenced yard.
✔️ Canine companions of similar size that get along with other dogs.
💸Adoption Fee: $450
If you believe you, your home, and lifestyle offer Geneva everything she needs, please complete an adoption application. If you would like to know more or have completed an adoption application in the past 6 months, please email us with “Geneva” in the subject line to: email@example.com.
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