DOG OF THE MONTH
Dog size: irrelevant. Heart size: big
Breed: mutt | Age: 4 years old | Female
Tear was rescued by our fantastic caretaker Denis. Tear was abused and abandoned. We think she is roughly four years old. She is bruised, scarred, and emaciated. When Denis first spotted her, Tear was shaking with her tail between her legs, and she looked very confused. She had her ears pinned back and she was whining uncontrollably.
Tear is now being cared for at the ROLDA shelter, sharing a kennel with two other timid dogs. Every time she sees Denis, she rushes up to greet her rescuer. She waits to be carried outside, where she cuddles up to him. She doesn’t want to run or play, she just wants to cuddle in close to feel safe.
We named her Tear because sometimes we see a tear drop in her eye. It is a very powerful symbol for us.
Tear still shows signs of being very shy, but she is gradually becoming more sociable with other dogs and us. She needs a lot more time to recover from the trauma she has endured, but we will be with her every step of the way.