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Name: Katniss of Spotsylvania - A Shy, Special Girl
Sex: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Breed: Terrier (medium coat)
Weight: 9.5 lbs
Height: 11 in
Estimated Birthdate: 3/21/2017
Fence Needed: No, but she enjoys the freedom of a fenced yard for sunbathing and strolling at her pace in her foster home
Location: Foster Home in Rocky Mount, NC
Adoption Fee:$99
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My Story

Date into Rescue: 7/7/18

Reason for being in rescue: Owner passed away, dogs were neglected over a certain amount of time.

Special Needs: Katniss is spayed, up to date on vaccines, and heartworm negative. Katniss has bilateral luxating patellas grade 4/6 in both rear legs. She has been evaluated by an orthopedic specialist. Given her young age, this is suspected to be congenital. Per the specialist, to attempt to correct the issues would be difficult and likely painful. Given this, after discussion with the orthopedist we have elected not to attempt surgery. Katniss walks with a funny gait. Over time she will develop arthritis and may lose mobility in her rear. She is otherwise a happy dog.

What kind of home would be best for me: Katniss is a shy dog. She needs a home with an owner experienced with puppy mill survivors. She is looking for a quiet home that will allow her to be a lap princess. She will be fine with another dog and cats.

What is my personality like: Katniss came from a sad situation, but it has not broken the spirit of this sweet girl. Katniss is a very shy girl. There is not an aggressive bone in her body - just a calm demeanor and eyes that are always watching. Katniss warms up to people with time and consistency. While she isn't a dog tat will run up to you for affection, if you sit down she will give you the biggest smile and let you pet her gently.

Katniss is learning that life as a princess is pretty good. She eats very slowly, preferring to savor every morsel. She could care less what others around her are doing - when it's time to eat she is focused on her kibble. Katniss does not know what a leash is. She will freeze in fear. We know she'd just rather be carried anyway. She does not know any tricks and isn't really treat motivated to learn. What Katnisss wants is to be a lap princess. 

Katniss is living in a foster home where she is building new experiences. She has been to Petsmart and out running errands with her foster mom. These experiences make her a little nervous, but she confidently watches the human she trusts and allows others to pet her and show her positive human affection. 

Katniss doesn’t walk well - this precious girl has survived so much. She will never be your walking buddy or a hiking companion. But she will sit quietly with you and give you her heart. And for her forever home, that will be enough.

How do I act when I first meet new people: Timid but curious

Tips and Tidbits: Katniss's estimated birthday is 3/21/17

House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained.  A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.

Potential Adopters

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Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.

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