8 months | female | Mexican street dog | 27 lbs | timid | submissive | great with cats | good with gentle dogs | good with kids | knows all her basic commands | crate trained | potty trained
We couldn’t be more excited to welcome our first international pup to our rescue. Yuko’s current owner, Rachel, lives in Mexico and as is unfortunately common, was used to daily encounters with street dogs. One day, while walking through her local park, Rachel was approached by Yuko. She was very timid and without a pack, unlike many of the other dogs living in the area. She also had an injured paw and was covered in ticks.
Rachel brought her home and contacted her local vet where they conducted a full blood panel and took care of Yuko’s injuries. Aside from being mildly anemic, she was in good health. Since then, Yuko has been spayed and fully vaccinated in preparation for her forever home.
Yuko knows all her basic commands and is working on learning corresponding hand signals for each. She is also slowly getting used to her crate so that she’s as comfortable as possible during the flight home. She loves Rachel’s cat, Nambi, and tries not to take her indifference too personally. She is good with other dogs, though she can be quite submissive, so slow introductions are a must. She is not tested with kids, but given her gentle nature, we believe she would be fine with them if they give her the time and space she needs to adjust.
Sadly, we believe Yuko may have experienced abuse in her past as she is fearful of certain things—brooms and sudden hand movements can send her running. She has never reacted aggressively. She’s never bitten, growled, or lunged at anyone or anything. Once she becomes comfortable with you, these triggers don’t seem to bother her as much, but it will take time.
People like Rachel are why we do what we do, and we couldn’t be more grateful that she’s trusted us to help find Yuko her forever home.
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