SAY HELLO TO PADDY MAE!! This sweet southern belle is about 3 years old and the newest member of LFS. We think she’s possibly mixed with Boxer or Shar Pei, as her muzzle is a bit shorter and she’s got some extra skin around her neck. Paddy was found as a stray and ended up at the shelter in March, but sadly no one came to claim her. She’s a very scared/timid girl right now, and while it’s unclear what happened to her in her past, the numerous scars on her face and ears sadly suggest that she might have been a bait dog in her previous life. Despite this, Paddy likes other dogs and seems to be more comfortable when other dogs are around. She has been sweet with everyone, and the shelter volunteers reported that once she builds trust with you, she is very loving.
Paddy Mae has been spayed and had surgery to repair cherry eye in her left eye. She will be ready to go to a foster home after the long weekend, where she can start to build trust and learn what the good life is all about. Paddy will need a strong but patient family to help show her “how to dog.”
At this time, Paddy would likely do best without small children in the home, as loud noises and fast movements scare her. A home with a fenced in yard would be ideal for her, as she will run if given the chance.
Update 05/30/2020: Here are some pictures from the last day with Paddy! She is starting to show her energy and playful side so I definitely think she would be great with an active family or someone looking for a playmate! With that being said, she has also shown her cuddly side and loves to snuggle up with us and get belly rubs! She is doing great with basic commands like sit and down. She has been great with receiving her eye drops too!