Plott Hound/Mountain Cur Mix|female|2 years old|66 lbs|Adoption Fee $275
Updates from Foster Home:
Pupdate 2: I had the opportunity to sit this great girl for a week. I’ll admit she was nervous for a day and a half, but once we hit the trail for a run... the most awesome thing happened. She went from uncertain to confident. Smelling, running, pointing, never too far from me, and takes commands.
Needs affection and love because she has so much to give. Daisy has a history, but this dog is so affectionate and loving despite what she’s been through. She wants to learn, loves to snuggle, and needs someone to help with her confidence. Patience with her is a must, it took days to bond with her, but the reward is worth it, she is fantastic! Walks great on a leash, totally potty trained, you can leave her out during the day. I watch her on a camera and she’s only sleeping while I’m gone. Get ready to bond with this girl... she’s so awesome. Take a good look, she is a keeper!
Pupdate 1: What can I say about this beautiful girl? She's had a super rough start down south but luckily was rescued and finally taken care of the way she deserves. She came to us on a little prop plane in late May very, very pregnant. She was shy and scared, and it took constant love and affection for days on end to get her to look us in the eyes and finally wag that long tail.
Over the next two weeks, we prepared to have her puppies and she did wonderful during the birthing process. She was such a loving, caring mother to her newborns. The 3 weeks that followed, she did what her instincts told her... she was impeccable with her pups. However, she also let us know that she was very protective of them too. We had only known Daisy as either pregnant or with pups - so we weren't sure if her behavior was because of them or if this is just how she was.
The puppies were weaned right at the 3 week mark. The pups then went to another foster home and everyone has thrived since. Daisy still gets to visit her pups regularly even! Since weaning the puppies, Daisy has really grown into a much more confident girl. She's great on leash, she's never had an accident indoors. She a super sweet girl that's learning that the world isn't such a terrible place. She has done well with teenage children and with other dogs when her puppies aren't around. When she's learned to trust you, she will give you the most adoring looks and lots of love.
She's still got some work to do though and is making great progress. Daisy would love her next family to be calm/gentle souls, someone that is willing to train her on the basics (sit, stay, down, etc), and people who can give her the patience needed to keep building her confidence around new things. We've worked with her some on the basics, but most of our time is spent on her confidence. Daisy may also occasionally get nervous or surprised by sudden or loud movements. She's getting better at calming down quickly and distraction seems to work well with her, but something her adopters will need to be mindful of.
Daisy is a fantastic, sweet, loving dog, and she deserves the very best. Are you her person?
For more info on Daisy, check out her blog : http://www.fetchwi.org/daisy