Breed: Mixed Breed
Current Location: McKinney, TX
Adoption Date: June 22, 2018
Adopted by: Linda and John Peck
Foster mom Linda took this girl home to care for and socialize with her pack – Captain, Sir Marcus, Stella, Cash and Henry. That’s when we learned what a handful Miss Brooklyn was: she is an escape artist, she can climb any fence to get out, she has separation anxiety and she needs a ton of work to make her adoptable.
Linda and John went to work on doing just that. She was reactive with Marcus and had to learn to share, she was reactive to dogs who bugged her, and they had to work on that. She would see a squirrel and be off in a flash, she would destroy things in a room if she was left in there.
In the meantime we only received 2 applications for her, one in Big Bear, California and one in Colorado.
Here’s the problem, when you have a dog that has issues you run a very big risk of the dog being returned. We weren’t about to do a long distance adoption with a dog like her, it was just too big of a gamble, it was too far to get her back if it didn’t work out.
Linda is a sucker for dogs that are underdogs and Brooklyn had her heart. She sent her back to the Ranch for us to spend some more time with her and look for more applications but it just wasn’t meant to be. John and Linda wanted her back; Linda is a runner and Brooklyn is an athlete. Linda has wanted a dog to run with and Brooklyn is perfect for that. You couple good exercise with good discipline and you’ll have a great dog on your hands.
Brooklyn has gone from the Ranch, and now lives with her forever family, her name is River and she has found a home that will accept her challenges and help her shine.About Brooklyn:
We received an email yesterday morning asking for help with this sweet girl:
“School children catch their bus in front of our house and there was a small red dog with them. It was limping. I asked whose dog it was and one child said no one’s, it just hung around. I asked why it was limping and a boy said his dad shot it. I took the dog to our vet who said she was heartworm negative, parvo negative (he said she’s over a year) and he gave her all her shots. He also spayed her. My husband and I are in our late 70s and he has just found out that he has Chronic Heart Failure and is scheduled for a heart cath on Tuesday.
Please, can you take her?”
Most of the time we are completely full but this time we all felt that we could add this little red girl to help these folks out. Laura called her yesterday evening after we took a vote and agreed to accept her, and this lady cried. We are happy we could help and get this girl some medical care.
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue, Brooklyn
Brooklyn is staying with foster mom, Linda, after seeing Dr D and having surgery on her leg. Today is a better day and Linda is updating us on who this sweet girl is:
“Brooklyn is much happier this morning. The photos are deceiving, she is a teeny girl. 27lbs, but needs to gain a few, so she’ll like be in the low 30s. She definitely knows what a house is, and she wants to be in it and she wants to be near people.
If I sit on the floor, she crawls right up into my lap. She is eating and taking her meds like a good girl. I have no doubt she was someone’s dog at some point. I am wondering if she is house trained, because so far she’s been good.”
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