Meet Chloe. Chloe first came to PAWS Humane from Columbus Animal Care and Control as a stray. She was shy, petrified, and wouldn't acknowledge anyone because of her fear. She started doing so poorly that her fur was falling out in clumps. She wouldn't eat or walk and her health began to deteriorate.
Chloe was immediately put into foster care to try and help her rehabilitate. Sadly Chloe went through a few different foster homes and even a foster to adopt situation and hardly made any progress in each home. We tried EVERYTHING. The first foster home was a bit too noisy, so we tried a quiet home. That didn't work, so then we tried a foster to adopt situation with a quiet home with only one person living there. That didn't work either. Chloe could never find the confidence she needed, so she came back to the shelter.
Once she arrived here, we decided to give her a try in Ghost rehabilitation pen with him. We thought maybe she was previously an outside dog and that's why she was SO shut down inside. We were very happy to see that once we put Chloe outside, she opened up a bit. She would wag her tail and even howl a little when she was excited.
Chloe's been hanging out with Ghost for a few weeks now, and is doing pretty good. She has freedom from a leash, which she REALLY enjoys. She also has a safe hiding place in a dog house, so if she does get frightened, she has somewhere to retreat to.
This is something we rarely ever do, but since we are seeing positive signs with Chloe outside, we are looking for a home for Chloe where she can spend the majority of her time outside. She needs a fenced in backyard along with dog a house. It will take her a while to warm up to her new family, but she will come around. We can give you a few hints too...she likes cheese and hot dogs :-).
Chloe needs you now more than ever to help find her a home. We want nothing more than to see this sweet girl happy and healthy in a forever home. Please share this post for Chloe. If you are interested in adopting her, please stop by and meet her.