Journey - Adopted! / by Kimber Fike

Journey is a 9 year old girl that came from a commercial breeding kennel where she has spent all her life having puppies. Her 'journey' in life so far has been devoid of living inside a home, living as a pet and not just a 'cash cow,' getting needed vet care, and learning that people can be a good thing. She is shy but making slow progress learning all about her new life. She recently was spayed, had a dental cleaning, and had her back dew claws taken off. Unfortunately during her spay, a mammary growth was discovered. It was sent in to be tested. It did come back as malignant, but the growth is considered to be completely excised. The report states that there is only a 4% chance of metastasis or reoccurence. A recent chest x-ray was clear. She has learned to walk on a leash and is doing well with housetraining. She is about 17 inches tall and currently weighs 31 pounds. She gets along well with other dogs and is looking for a quiet home (no young children) with patient people that will understand she will be a 'work in progress' for quite a while. We can't wait to see where her 'journey' in life will take her next. We are so glad to be a part of it! She is being fostered in the Memphis, TN area, and we prefer to place her as locally as possible. A fenced yard is a must for her due to her shyness. She needs a family that would love to adopt a dog that has had a hard life. She might not show you the love back right away, but watching a shy one 'bloom' is a very fulfilling experience!