Hello! My name is America, my foster family calls me Ami (like Amy) for short. I was rescued on the 4th of July, urgently in need of medical attention. I was taken to the emergency doggie hospital so they could get me fixed up right away. See, I had a very large wound on my neck/shoulder area. It was infected and needed surgical cleaning, antibiotics, and lots of daily wound care. I was also very skinny and needed some groceries (I was starving). I was very scared for a while, everything was new and I didn't know if it would hurt me. Slowly I started to trust the people who were helping me and to become more brave!
It took almost a year, but my wound is completely healed (I do have a pretty gnarly scar, but I'm told people dig scars because they tell a story of a great adventure. My great adventure brought me to this wonderful new life, so I'm okay with it).
My physical wounds were only half my battle though. I was not socialized/treated well in my past life. I take medicine every day that helps me not be so anxious. My foster mom says it doesn't cost much and it helps me feel happy so I don't mind taking it at all. This is what I would picture my forever home to be:
I need a quiet backyard of my own. The outdoors are pretty scary to me. I can relax when I don’t have a lot of distractions/noises/strange moving things. Sometimes walks are even ok if I have my furry foster brudder with me. Apartments are too noisy.
I would like to have a new fur brother to help me be brave. I may be scared of him at first, but once I know he won't hurt me, I will need him to help show me new things are ok.
It takes me some time to get comfortable with new humans, so I would really prefer a quiet home that my human(s) can let me sit on their lap(s) without a lot of new people always coming over. I love to snuggle!
I would love to have toys! I love to play with my toys! I love to squeak them, chase them, fetch them and chew on them.
Lastly….I need someone that will give me time to trust and love them. As new situations tend to scare me, I ask that you have patience with me. I am REALLY worth it. I will forever pay you in kisses.
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