Mea is a 5 year old female Pointer Mix. She arrived on 28 December 2018. If you are interested in adopting Mea when she completes her training, please contact her rescue, Tara's House Animal Rescue at http://tarashouse.org/?page_id=10, then click on Adoption Process.
Week 1. Mea is adapting to her new surroundings. She is such a sweet girl, but the noise and activity in the housing unit make her a little shy and scared. Like Dorey, once outside she runs and plays with the other dogs. She is making progress becoming more open towards people and she will let you pet her without running away. She has already adapted and is confortable with her handler. Other than being nervous and shy, she really doesn't have any issues. She has no resource guarding issues and zero people/dog reactivity. She walks well on leash, and her handler is beginning to work with her on her other basic cues/commands.
Week 2. Mea is still having a little trouble adapting to her new environment. She wants to be near a person when inside the housing unit. She's shy and still a bit afraid of all the noise and movement. She's bonding well with her handler. She has no regative reactivity to people and plays well with the other dogs, but tends to want to hide from new people. But when she is outside, her tail is wagging and she is so happy. That's where she is happiest. She already knows sit and paw and she is very comfortable in her crate, which is her safe zone.
Week 3. Mea is doing better, but still is fearful of being inside the housing unit. She loves to be around people who will show her affection. And she returns that affection 10-fold. Mea is a beautiful girl with a really sweet soul. She is most comfortable when outside, where she can play and run around with the other dogs. She has absolutely ZERO issues with people or the other dogs. She shows no issues with either resource or food bowl guarding. And she adores getting body rubs. She's still learning how to leash walk. Mostly, her issue on the leash is her fear. She is one of the sweetest dogs who just needs to learn how to trust.
Week 4. Mea has made a breakthrough this week. While inside the housing unit, she is now approaching people with a wagging tail and hardly any fear or shaking. This is huge!! She is starting to feel more comfortable in her environment, and as a result, seems to be happier. Shes not where she needs to be yet with regards to her timidness and fearfulness, but this week's behavior is a great sign that she is movingin the right direction. We have nothing but high hopes for this beautiful girl!! As she becomes more relaxed, her handler will begin working more intensively on her cues/commands.
Week 5. Mea is becoming more and more confident. She loves people and the other dogs. She still is a bit affected by lots of activity or sudden loud noises. Her improvement has been remarkable from when she first came in, a shy and scared girl. She has no aggression toward people or dogs, but she will bark when the guards infringe on her space in the cell. She is great on the leash and is now comfortable to learn more cues/commands. Her recall is extremely good. She loves being outside and enjoys her time playing with the other dogs. Like Dorey, she is a great mama dog.
Week 6. Mea is doing very well. She did very well with the new dog and had no problems interacting or playing. She is also becoming more open towards people around her. She walks through the housing unit with no leash and her recall is excellent. It's such a wonderful sight to see her coming out of her shell. She has zero food bowl or guarding issues. Anyone can pick up her food bowl and feed her. She shows absolutely no signs of either people or dog aggression.
Week 7. Mea is continuing to show great improvement with her timidness and trust issues. She plays with all the dogs very well. She is also starting to open up more to people. Her handler is not rushing her and by moving at a pace she is comfortable, she appears to be building up her trust level. Mea has zero food bowl aggression And she will check another dog if they jump in her face, which is a huge step on her part to building her confidence. She is doing better with her cues now that she is learning to relax. She LOVES the outdoors. That is when her true personality shows through. Mea is a sweet, sweet girl that is progressing very well with her ability to trust people.
Week 8/9. Mea continues to show improvement with her confidence and ability to trust people. She loves playing with the other dogs and looks to people to confort her when she is scared. Mea has no issues whatsoever, with regards to guarding and has no reactivity to other dogs or people. Mea is truly a sweet and lovable girl She is also showing great progress with her cues/commands now than she is more relaxed. Her recall is great!! Mea will always be a shy girl, but once she is comfortable, she is an extreme love-bug!!