STUCK IN BOARDING FOR MANY, MANY, MANY MONTHS NOW :( Owner gave her and her buddy up after being set up for failure, years after adoption.
Skittles is the sweetest dog, wants to give you kisses, is content with short walks and loves to lay in the yard and watch her brother Saint zoom after his ball. Skittles and Saint love each other and comfort each other. We would like to keep them together if at all possible. The family I envision for them is a couple that will take Saint to training and enforce what is learned, Saint would be a good running or hiking buddy, so a family that is somewhat active for Saint but would like to come home and snuggle and just love on Skittles, they would be okay separated for short period of times but so happy to see each other when together. Absolutely no people aggression towards people, no food aggression, just lots of love returned. Skittles was rescued in January 2020 from a high kill shelter in Texas. She was adopted in November 2020 by her foster and returned to SSR in February 2022 after the death of a newly acquired puppy in the house, caused either by Skittles or the other dog SSR Saint. Saint was involved in an altercation while the owner was away from the home that resulted in the death of a newly acquired seven week old puppy, though she thinks that it was another dog in the house (SSR Skittles) who was the perpetrator. They were both surrendered back to SSR and are looking for their forever home. Saint did finish a board and train but nothing was ever reinforced when he arrived back home. He was never corrected for his jumping and I can assume only became too much for the adopter and Skittles and Saint were put out in the yard for hours without supervision. Skittles gained over 15 pounds and her body is paying the price. This adopter should never had adopted a puppy (did not adopt from SSR) when the two dogs she had were being neglected and had no interest in training them. These dogs now have a history that will be hard for most to overlook and may never find the loving home they deserve. These dogs have been let down by humans so many times, it is time for them to feel what a loving home is.
Skittles is now 10 years old and needs a soft place to land and spend her remaining days in peace.