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Rita #12807
Dog Information
Color: Red Coat: Smooth Special needs dog? No
Pattern: None Gender: Female Sanctuary dog? No
Size: Tweenie Weight: 12 lbs Spayed/Neutered? Yes
Age: 1 Year Category: Adult
State: MD - View more in MD
Added: 2020-07-09

Our lovely little Rita is pretty much unsocialized but has made good progress since she was rescued. She needs a very patient "at home" adopter who has worked with fearful dogs, hoarder dogs or puppy mills dogs. She had a bad start in life. We would like to place her into a local all-adult quiet home with friendly dogs, good-sized fenced yard, no visiting children, no cats and no large dogs. We know that’s a tall order but that’s what Rita deserves. She isn’t going to be the right match for adopters who want to go on walks or camping or meet a lot of new people. She just isn’t there and may never get there. Here is Rita’s story from her perspective:

"Hi, I’m Rita. Although my foster family accidentally calls me Reba a lot. It’s probably because I’m a redhead from Texas! My two sisters, Vera and Lily, and I were living on the mean streets of Houston scavenging for food and trying our best to be invisible. When we were first rescued we were more than a little on the feral side. But our Texas foster family taught us that some humans could be trusted. They allowed us to get used to domesticated life on our own terms. My Maryland foster family taught me about neck and ear scratches. And sometimes I even let them rub my belly.

I love other dogs. I sleep in the big bed with my foster family, love treats, and really like to chew things. Foster mom figures this out quickly when she lost a pair of flip flops and two pairs of glasses, so she wants people to know they need to offer me lots of chewable options. I’m working on potty training and am doing pretty well with limited accidents. My favorite spot in the house is the dog bed. I just need the right forever home with a loving and patient adopter willing to continue to help me make progress. I need someone to understand that I'm terrified of the bigger world so no walks, please. My home and fenced yard are my safety zone." ***Approved applicants must be willing to drive to the Baltimore, Maryland to meet and adopt Rita.****

Vetting Information
• Heartworm Tested 2020-02-18
• Fecal Tested 2020-02-18
• Rabies 2020-02-18
• Distemper Combo - NO Lepto 2020-02-18
• Exam 2020-02-18
• Bordetella 2020-02-18
Other Things To Know About This Dog
• At-home adopter needed
• Must be adopted within 50 miles of Baltimore MD
• Must have fenced yard
• Needs dog buddy
• No cats
• No children
• No large dogs
• Quiet home needed

Want to know more about Rita? Email foster family at ann_donnawell@comcast.net