Meet Vala! This spunky girl was pulled from Maricopa county euthanasia list, where she was placed because of her back leg being broken.
She had surgery in early April and has been cleared for moderate activity! She still needs to be spayed and have one of her canine teeth removed, so she is currently available for a foster to adopt home!
When first settling into new homes, she is fairly timid at first and will need a very patient adopter to help her transition into a new space. If she isn’t engaging much, we highly encourage the adopter to try to force time with her, by simply leading her around the home on a leash so she gets to know you better! Once she gets comfortable with her family, she absolutely loves to be around them and come up for pets and attention! She also must go to a home with other dogs (preferably energetic and playful ones) as she has separation anxiety that is alleviated when she is with her fellow pup friends! She seems to do much better with her potty training when in a home with a dog door as well. The only few accidents she has had in the home have been related to being startled/scared from a loud noise. Unfortunately she cannot be in a home with cats as she has an extremely high prey drive, but small dogs seem to be okay!
She has just the sweetest personality and is medium to high energy once she gets comfortable in a new home. She could likely do a home with older kids as long as they understand that she can be easily startled and needs time to adjust to new people.
Please fill out an application if you’d like to meet Vala!