Let me introduce Mischa to everyone. She is fully vaccinated, microchipped, since being with us has not had a season so we think she may also be spayed.
Sadly Mischa found her self in rescue due to be taken to the vets for immediate euthanasia due to the fact she had lunged at someone and tried to use her teeth, luckily a local rescue stepped up to save her and then asked GSRE as a breed specific Charity to help which of course we did.
Once she arrived with us in kennels we found that she was a nervous girl who had clearly been very under socialised in her early life with people and other animals making her very anxious when put in most situations which answered some questions as to why she may have ended up at the vets.
Mischa has been with us now in kennels for over 500 days and believe it or not, no interest at all, no one has enquired about her or ever asked to meet her and we are at a loss as to why this is. Since being with us she has improved so much around people thanks to the staff at the kennels and our volunteers who visit as often as they can.
Just recently Mischa finally got a lucky break and was offered a chance in an experienced foster home so of course we jumped at this great opportunity and here is what has been happening since then.
Mischa knows all her basic commands, walks very well on the lead, loves her toys especially her ball and will do most things for it which is a real plus point for future training, if you can throw in a few treats as well she will be even more happy to please.
In her foster home there has been no shortage of other animals with dogs, cats, horses and goats also living there. She had intros wearing a muzzle and she now is walked off lead and unmuzzled with the resident bitch who she does want to try and play with, but is discouraged as they are both quite dominant. Always muzzled with the smaller dogs as she could be a bit of a bully but has not shown any outright aggression. Away from other dogs, off lead and no muzzle she has great recall and enjoys interacting with you. She has been correctly introduced to a number of new people since being there and has been a star.
Our foster home feels that in time with the right owner and further training she will be fine to walk alongside other dogs she has had correct intros with, as she does now with her foster home’s other dogs. As far as in the home, she would be best as the only dog but could love with a male that enjoys being under the control of a dominant bitch. She has not proved to be a high maintenance dog so does not require hours of exercise a day but will need regular socialising and interacting with people to continue to build up her confidence.
In the right home everyone who has met this lovely girl knows she will blossom with time, patience and training, something she never got at the beginning of her life when it is so crucial.
Mischa has been adopted after a good month in foster trying out her new home.