Shadow was our first rescue at the Sanctuary, in June 2019.
She was a pregnant stray, who unfortunately lost all her puppies, probably due to an infestation passed on you her offspring.
She loves people and dogs, and needs a patient and loving home to help her adapt to a new life after so long at the Sanctuary.
Shadow was the very first DAS dog at the shelter. We took her in early June 2019 before even the caretakers had moved in.
She was a stray in Sibulan about to give birth and had nowhere safe to have her puppies. We brought her into the shelter and then a week later the caretakers moved in and were able to give her a lot of one to one attention.
She gave birth to 6 puppies but all died within a day. The vet believed she had a worm infestation that was passed to the puppies.
For quite a few months, while the shelter was still being built, she enjoyed so much one on one attention, but now that we have nearly 100 dogs, she doesn’t get as much which is a shame as she is such a people dog.
She was adopted once, but the adopter was not suitable as she expected shadow to adjust immediately and play with her other dogs. She had no patience to let Shadow adjust at her own pace, so we brought her back. She gets on well with other dogs but is still pretty much the boss as far as the other dogs are concerned. We guess she was born in 2017.
We have the absolute best news - Shadow our very first ever Sanctuary resident was adopted this week! Shadow had been with us for nearly 3 years, and
was a stray that was being fed by two of our founding members Marmel and Lloyd. They realised she was pregnant but at that time, were not in a position to adopt her so they brought her to stay at the Sanctuary even though it was still being built.
At least she would be safe and would be able to give birth in a sheltered area.
Unfortunately none of her puppies survived more than a day. We never knew why though doc Riv believed she had an infection that was passed on to her pups, it was really sad. Marmel and Lloyd and their daughter Bella visited Shadow often and also sponsored her stay at the Sanctuary. Every time they left she would chew at the fence, crying for them to come back. It was heartbreaking to see her.
Then last week, Marmel and Lloyd were able to finally adopt her.
Look at that smile as she was driven away from the shelter and to her new forever home. It's been a week now and there are no issues. She's settled in well - Shadow is finally home.
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