|Gwen is a big fluffy senior lady with impeccable house manners. She can be shy with some people, but with others she is a sweet and cuddly girl who loves to walk by your side and bury her head into you for love.
We do not know why, but this senior girl was dropped off at an over crowded shelter in Kern co with a badly infected uterus, seemingly having had many litters in her life. It is possible that her family did not have the money for her care, and rather than seek out help, decided that surrendering her to a shelter in an area with a very high kill rate was the easiest/best way to go. In any event, Gwen does seem like a girl who was committed to her person, even if they were not to her which is sadly too often the case. She was clearly not raised as an outdoor only girl, and the way that she will immediately take to some people makes it seem as though they remind her of someone she loved and fully trusted.
Luckily Gwen had a guardian angel at the shelter (aptly named Angela!) She knew that being a discarded senior who needed to be on antibiotics after her surgery would ultimately be a death sentence at the overcrowded shelter, especially given that she was too sad/confused to eat without being hand fed. She arranged to keep Gwen at the vets rather than returning to the shelter to try to buy her some time while she reached out to rescues for help.
When we heard her story, we agreed to help and arranged to have her transported to safety at the sanctuary. Once she arrived it was discovered that Gwen had caught bacterial pneumonia on top of everything else she was going through. With medication, hand feeding, patience and a bit of time..We are happy to report that Gwen is now ready to meet her forever family! (in the interim we would LOVE a foster for Gwen!)
Due to the fact that Gwen can still be weary with some people and can get fearful if forced to interact, we would like a family for her without young children that could not understand that sometimes an older refined lady just wants to lay on a bed by the fire rather than get a bear hug! Gwen can also have a bit of an alpha side with some dogs, and other times is indifferent or neutral, so if there is another dog in the home it would be best for them to be a larger, older and mellow dog and not necessarily looking for her to cuddle/play etc.
Gwen would be a great fit for a loving and calm home that is looking for a beautiful older sidekick to spend time in the garden with, or just chill out in the house and give each other love. Please email interest in fostering/adopting Gwen to firstname.lastname@example.org!