Shelter: Recycled Doggies
Pet Description: This is Willow. Willow was born in our rescue in early 2010 and adopted out a few months later. Since then, she apparently changed hands a few times from the person who originally adopted from us, first due to a divorce and then due to the person who had her dying. She ended up with a family member who took her out of state and didn’t love her like she deserved, and when the one person who was caring for her was no longer in the picture, she was very neglected - she was only 54 pounds when we got her back but she is doing beautifully now - up to about 70 pounds. Best guess on breed mix is mastiff/shepherd. She was found in this emaciated condition by the caring person who went back to get her and the other pets out of the home. Willow was covered in cooking grease, apparently from scavenging for food and knocking over a deep fryer. That nice person brought Willow back to Ohio and reached out to another caring family member who helped contact Recycled Doggies to get her back to us. While we are so grateful to those who did love Willow and helped get her back to us this week, we are so sad, devastated really, that this sweet beautiful dog’s life ended up like this. We make a lifelong commitment to our dogs and will always take them back - we wish we had been able to intervene and get Willow back sooner so she didn’t have to suffer and starve. Willow is now safe with us and in a loving foster home. We are told that Willow is fine with cats and other dogs. She supposedly lived with a small child previously but small children definitely make her nervous now so we are looking for a home without small children for her. Willow just turned 9 years old in January 2019. Willow has a bit of stranger danger when meeting new people - especially men seem to make her nervous as she figures out if she can trust them She will need someone patient to help her relax and adjust to all the changes she has been through. She is very sweet and loving and thinks she is a lap doggy! She's also a very beautiful girl and way more spunky than you might expect for a large breed 9 year old dog!