Breed: Dogue de Bordeaux
Location: Anna, TX
We brought this girl in from an auction where she was completely terrified and shut down, through a generous anonymous donor. She was bred at just one year old.To take a one year old Mastiff and breed her is irresponsible enough but then you make it worse because she’s a baby who is very shy and has no social skills to raise her babies to be anything but just like her.
Thelma is suffering; she is shut down and terrified of humans. We are working on socializing her first with us at the Ranch, teaching her that we are kind and can be trusted. We will most likely tie her to us so she’s forced to be close to a human for several hours a day to let her understand that we are good and will not do anything bad to her. Right now she won’t come near us and runs if you try and get her like a feral animal.
Eventually she will need to go to a foster home and work on developing a one on one relationship in a home but for now we are going to broaden her horizons with other dogs and many humans.
Welcome to the Rescue, Thelma