Pointer Rescue -- helping to make a difference

Holly Hopes You'll Help!

Holly was found wandering aimlessly around rush hour traffic on a freeway after Hurrican Rita. She was skinny as a rail, weighing in at 40 lbs. The vet says that her teeth say she's about one year old, but her body says two.

The good samaritans who rescued her report the following:

We have her in our kitchen/eating area/family room, in a pen with access to a large crate with blankets, soft toys, water and food, and she seems quite content to either sleep the time away or lay there and stare at us as we go about our weekend routines. The people at the Animal Hospital said she was a sweet as can be...the hospital cat even walked all around her and rubbed up against her, and it didn't bother her in the least. She is relatively quiet, but always very curious as to what's going on around her.

She has not had an accident in her crate. She seems at ease indoors, and is very nosy about everything...smells, sounds, and our other dog's toys, especially the honking soft plush goose. She hasn't destroyed anything in her crate and so far seems respectful of the boundaries of the 3' tall pen.

When we let her out in the backyard for the first time without a leash, she wandered quite happily along the permimeter, carefully surveying the fence. There's no evidence so far of digging or destructive behavior outside. She did express interest in jumping up at the fence, but as we have a 6' privacy fence around the yard, this was not a problem. She was also very interested in the pool, to the point where she put her paws in, and then sat on the first step, just looking around , so she definitely has a personality. She does seems to be a bit shy of men at first. She's warming up to my husband and son, but she's clearly more trusting of me at the moment. She also shows signs of cowering when told "no" in a stern voice, like she's also waiting to be struck on the head at the same time. We are careful not to scare her with a little discipline by using a quieter voice. We don't believe she knows many, if any commands such as come/sit/stay/down.

If you are interested in Holly, please fill out a PRO Adoption Form and someone will contact you soon!

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