BIANCA was saved from a high kill shelter in Texas where dogs have just 3 dogs to be saved and transported to the rescue in Sebec, Maine. BIANCA is spayed, core vaccines, rabies, heart worm & tick disease tested negative, de-wormed, monthly preventatives and micro-chipped. She has an estimated date of birth of 26 May 2015 and at the time of rescue in the middle of June 2019, weighed around 9.00 pounds. She is listed as an Shih-Tzu Mix. We have noway of knowing the exact breed, it is up to individuals to decide what breed they think is most likely.
BIANCA was adopted but returned after a few weeks for being unpredictably aggressive with people. One minute she would be fine and then next wanting to bite.
She has had a comprehensive medical, where she was put under anesthesia so a thorough examination could be conducted. A comprehensive blood, chemistry and urine screen deemed her very healthy and so no under-lying causes for her un-predicted aggression.
EXPERIENCED OWNER who is willing to work with her knowing she has issues is needed for this sweet girl. Who knows what she must have experienced to make her like this. Must be 100% committed and willing to work through her issues and work with an experienced behaviourist who is understanding in this specific behaviour.
This is a great article that would help in regards to her behaviour, copy and paste the link below.
Since being at the rescue she has been a little growly, I let her approach me, but do not make a fuss of her, she is settling in and getting used to not having a family life again, which must be hard for her. I do believe she has been abused in the past and the article above sounds just like what her owner told me.
WE ARE NOT ABLE TO COMMENT HOW SHE WILL BE AROUND CATS OR LIVESTOCK.
Canadian adopters need to know that customs charge 15% taxes when entering into Canada. This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food and anything else that is needed.
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the APPLICATION tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 2-4 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt, then you complete and submit the contract, make payment and then we can work out the pick up / transport arrangements.
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend. If there are options to arrange transport, we will work with you to make it happen.