BRISA 2 YEARS OLD
FEARFUL + TRAUMATIZED + VERY DISTRUSTFUL
SHEPERD / MASTIFF CROSSBREED
Life in a city/apartment : NO
Home without an exterior : NO
Contact with other dogs : GOOD
Life with cats : ?
Contact with children : NOT RECOMMENDED
Need for daily exercise : AVERAGE
Health : GOOD
Trauma : YES – VERY DISTRUSTFUL
Special needs : PATIENCE AND EXPERIENCE WITH FEARFUL DOGS
History : At the age of about 5 months, when she was a puppy, she was seen and rescued near a road along with her 3 siblings. The mother of the 4 little babies had been run over and all four were housed in our shelter. Unfortunately, to this day we have not found a “forever home” for Brisa and her brother Brad. Therefore, she had to go through the important formative phase of her childhood without close contact with people and family. The wooden cabin of her sheepfold was and is her place of refuge and protection.
Description : So far, despite great efforts (sadly, there is not much time for this in the daily life of the animal shelter), the keepers have still not managed to build trust and be able to touch and pet Brisa. But each time small progress is made, which show us that Brisa is curious and would like to go out more. For example, she no longer hides in her cabin every time a caretaker approaches the fold, but instead watches what is going on around her or sneaks up behind the caretaker with Brad and nudges them or sniffs their hand. However, she avoids direct eye contact and barks at the person. If you then enter the fold, she would like to be invisible and hide, but she has never reacted aggressively and has never bitten. It has also not yet been possible for our trusted veterinary partners to vaccinate her and carry out the necessary blood tests, since this would require capturing Brisa and it would make it more difficult to work with her in the current situation.
We’re looking for : We think that if Brisa can exchange the shelter for a calm and stable home, with people who do not expect anything from her and who are willing to give her a lot of patience, love and understanding and who have the courage, will and experience to work with her without increasing her fear, to pay attention to her and gain her trust, that her behavior will change for the better very soon. She needs a safe haven, reliable guidance and people who accompany her with joy, sensitivity and competence in her future life. Because Brisa not only has to learn to trust us humans, but also to walk on a leash, travel in a car, live in a house, even our normal daily life, are things that are unknown and new to her. Brisa gets along very well with her peers and if there is already a canine companion living in her new home from whom she could learn many things and who could guide her, that would certainly be an advantage for her, but it is not a requirement. If the children are also part of your family, they should be older and more stable and already have experience in dealing with such a special dog. Brisa is probably a mixed breed of German Shepherd and Mastiff, and due to her current nature and size, a house with a secure, fenced property and garden, in which Brisa can first settle in and gain confidence, is more suitable than a city apartment with many unknown external stimuli. Three values are what you need: PATIENCE, COURAGE AND LOVE. For Brisa, we are looking for people with exactly these qualities and the necessary experience to take her by the paws at the beginning of her new life and support her either as a foster home or with a “forever home”. Currently, Brisa is still trapped in her fear and shyness. She had never before had the opportunity to learn and understand life. Are you the special person with patience, courage and love who wants to give Brisa her “forever home” or who wants to allow her to start a new and more beautiful dog life with a foster home, and you are aware that you are taking on a difficult task that requires commitment? Insecure dogs are not faced with a task that can be quickly solved, but with the necessary knowledge it is perfectly doable, so don’t wait too long and contact us!
All animals available for adoption have a microchip and passport. They have been tested for common diseases (Leishmania for dogs, FeLV and FIP for cats). Adult animals are fully vaccinated and castrated.
* Until complete adaptation, adult supervision with small children is essential.