• AARCS ID# A34455411
  • Female
  • Breed: German Shepherd/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 1/19/2015
  • Size: Large (Approx. 70lbs)
  • Located in Calgary

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    Hi guys! Sammy here, the behaviour coordinator for AARCS. I am so pleased to tell you about my new foster, Honey (who prefers to go by Emma).

    Honey and I have only started our adventure together 5 days ago, but she has actually been in AARCS care looking for her forever home for more than 2 years now. In her previous foster home, she went from shut down and fearful to a cuddly and quirky girl, but we were very worried about how she would adjust to life in a new home, and so that’s how she ended up coming to stay with me. Let me tell you – the first night I had her I didn’t know if she would ever decide to venture out of her crate, and it broke my heart. She wouldn’t take food from me and cowered in the back of the crate any time I approached. A few hours later, I suddenly heard four little paws trailing behind me, and when I turned around and made eye contact with Honey, she tucked her tail between her legs and bolted for the crate. This continued on for the rest of the night, where she would follow from a distance, and then run and hide the second I acknowledged her.

    Even though it has only been 5 days, it has been a journey. She surprises me daily as she slowly reveals her sweet, curious, and quirky personality. She now sleeps against my legs, and chats to me when I’m not paying her enough attention. She lets me rub her belly, chest, and head, but only on her terms. She loves to play in the yard with me and my resident dog, Bear. She loves lazing and cuddling on dog beds, couches, and my bed. I let her on the furniture, because I know that’s where she feels safe. And truthfully, any cuddle time with this girl is precious.

    To this day, Honey is still very scared of leashes and collars. We are building up to getting her comfortable with both, but it is going to take some time. Honey is fully house trained, and comes in the house when called. She is perfectly fine to be left home alone, and the best part of my day is coming home to that wiggly, waggy chatterbox. She LOVES her people, and wants to be close to them always, but it will take her some time to understand that she is safe. Her presence in my home has been so uplifting and fulfilling. Don’t pass up the opportunity to apply for Honey. I feel so lucky that this special girl came into my life, and I can’t wait for her special forever family to come into hers.

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Not tested with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      Not tested with Kids
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Behavioral Needs

      I’m a fearful and shy girl who needs a home that is committed to gradually showing me how to ‘dog’