This lady has had a tough go. We are hoping third times a charm.
Soda first joined us at 8 months old in 2015. She came from a reservation in South Dakota with a badly busted hip. We were able to do a salvage procedure on the hip and adopt her out.
A few years later we were contacted when the adoptive family had a baby and Soda was having a hard time adjusting. She was picking fights with the elderly resident dog. We took her back and found placement without other dogs. Unfortunately we were recently contacted by her second adopter that Soda was having issues with their disabled daughter. This was no fault of Soda’s. She did everything right, she gave all the warning needed that she was anxious or uncomfortable. However, there was a situation where the daughter grabbed her and kissed her face and Soda bit her. There was not extensive damage but the family felt it was not a good place for anyone.
So she is back with us. As always, we stand by our animals for life. Even when things are not convenient. Soda has had a bum hip her whole life but has never been placed on longterm pain management. She now also has some fused vertebrae in her low back. This has been causing her pain for a long time. We immediately got her on pain medication and she will need that for life. She is at a good weight of about 65# and needs to stay there.
We do not believe Soda is at fault for what has happened in life and she deserves a home that understands her limitations and understands she will tell you when she is uncomfortable.
Now she is about 7 years old and looking for a final home. She went to our board and train for a 2 week shut down and reset and is the Pilar of well behaved. She will make a family very happy. We are looking for a family that doesn’t have children and likely no other dogs or at least a low key dog. If there are grandkids in the family, Soda just needs to be put away or the children need to respect her space. She is an amazing walker and just loves people. She is not a barker and is great in her kennel. She is fully house trained.
Adoption fee is $300
Adoption applications available at rpaw.org