Dusty came into the rescue in June 2011 as a very scared German Shepherd rescue bitch who was found as a stray and taken to the pound where ‘her time was up’ and she would have been destroyed.
We took her into a foster home where her foster carer was able to gradually win her trust so that she could be handled. Dusty was very thin and had some baldness on her legs. She needed time to settle and learn to trust before facing vet assessment and treatment. Once that stage was reached she was able to have antibiotics and baths with special shampoo to help her skin. She was found to have a pyometra and so underwent an emergency hysterectomy. She did really well through out and started to put on weight slowly.
Over time, Dusty, became more and more trusting – she started to play with the other dogs and even learned to play ball. Dusty is a good weight now and in many respects is an ideal, easy dog, but she still struggles to trust some men. In the right environment, Dusty, would thrive but she needs a quiet home, perhaps with a single person, with few visitors and heaps and heaps of patience and understanding.