Taina

Female, Belgian Shepherd mix, 2.5 years old

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Taina

Female, Belgian Shepherd mix, 2.5 years old

Our beautiful 40lbs 2 1/2 year old Belgian Shepherd mix has had a heartbreaking life before being rescued in November and brought to our volunteer foster home in Puerto Rico.  She has lived her entire life in an outdoor enclosure tied up with a heavy bolt and chain around her neck in filthy conditions — no clean water, rotting food, little interaction, rodents everywhere and barely any light.  And yet, it took her only a few seconds to warm up to her rescuer, a little nervous at first, but so badly wanting to trust the kindness that was all of a sudden being shown to her. Her foster mom tells us that despite being used as a watchdog her whole life, Taina (pronounced tai – ee –  nuh) is sweet and sensitive and has so much love to give. She is eager to learn and would do best with someone who knows the breed, someone with dog experience and experienced with dog training. She is loyal and devoted, smart and obedient, a protector, and ever so grateful to be free.  We’re told she kisses her foster mom’s hand even before she even touches her water or food bowl.

Taina will need both physical and mental exercise with an active owner who can spend time with her, a companion to accompany on all kinds of long adventures.  Because she has been so sheltered her entire life, Taina needs opportunities to develop the social skills and confidence that can come only with exposure to new things. She is capable of developing an intense bond with you and is eager to please, eager to learn, a good listener and yes, most definitely looking for direction.

Taina is spayed, fully vaccinated, microchipped, good on the leash, good on car rides and people and dog friendly. If you are interested in adopting Taina, the first step is to fill out the application below and you will be contacted within 48 hours.

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