Baby Girl waited for a rescue to take her. And waited. And waited. Then, 358 days later, Baby Girl got her rescue! Estimated to be between two and four years old, Baby Girl is a Labrador Retriever mix who arrived at the Pocahontas County Animal Control shelter in West Virginia on March 15th, 2013. Baby Girl was an owner surrender. She was kept outside and didn’t receive much attention. As a result, Baby Girl never learned any manners or social skills. While she is perfectly friendly with people, she is not good with other dogs. All of this, along with being a black dog at a very rural and remote shelter, made Baby Girl a very at-risk dog.
Partnering with De Anna Lynn and her Advocates for Shelter Animals of Pocahontas Co., WV (ASAP), in July, RADAR provided an assistance offer for Baby Girl as an incentive for a rescue to take her. But still there was no rescue interest. Summer turned to Fall, and Fall turned to Winter, and still Baby Girl lingered at the shelter. Then, late in February, Susan Davis of Sophie’s Safe Haven Rescue in Maryland stepped forward to take Baby Girl!
On March 5th, Baby Girl had her initial vetting and spaying done. She arrived at Sophie’s Safe Haven Rescue on March 8th, exactly 358 days after arriving at the shelter. De Anna had this to share with us about Baby Girl: “She is super friendly and enjoys playing with toys, but will need some socialization training or need to be the only pet.” Click here to view more photos of Baby Girl.
RADAR paid all $185 of Baby Girl’s initial vetting and spaying costs.
UPDATE! All funds for Baby Girl have been raised! Thank you!
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UPDATE! Baby Girl has been adopted!
Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Baby Girl:
Black Dog Fund; Amy Clauss Moorby; Molly & Josh Olney-Zide, in honor of our dog, River; Diana Berkstresser
Added on March 13, 2014.