12 Dogs of Christmas Adoption Special

08 ✦ MEET BETSY $100 Adoption Fee until Dec. 31st, 2018 ✦


  • AARCS ID# A39506419
  • Female
  • Breed: Terrier, American Pit Bull/Mixed
  • Dog
  • Est. DOB: 8/26/2017
  • Size: Medium
  • located in Calgary

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    Hi hooo-mans! My name is Betsy.

    When the nice folks from AARCS took me in, I just really didn’t know what to think. They offered me affection and food, but I didn’t want anything to do with that nonsense. I think they got the message when I cowered in the corner. The volunteers kept sitting at the end of my kennel and trying to offer me food. They seemed really worried and concerned that I wasn’t eating or coming out of my kennel, but all the smells and noises were so new to me, and I was just too scared. But they didn’t give up on me, and after a while I realized that they were just trying to help.

    AND THEN they introduced me to other dog friends! When that happened they saw my tail wag for the very first time! I was REALLY happy, and when I saw how much the other dogs liked those scary hooo-mans, I thought that maybe they’re not so bad after all.

    I’m pretty scared of a lot of things still. Like crates and cars, and sometimes men. The hooo-mans have been showing me that those things aren’t THAT scary, and I’m trying to be brave. I also really don’t like being alone.

    I would really, really like to live with another dog. I love to play with them, and go for walks with them. Dogs are just the best.

    For the most part, I’m really good at going outside to pee and stuff, but sometimes when I get really scared or anxious I have an accident. I feel really bad about it, and I’m trying really hard to do better. I’m a good walking partner, and am happy to laze around the house with you, or play in the backyard with my dog friends.

    Please bust me out of the shelter, I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you, safe and sound with my forever family.

    • 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

      Betsy is a shy girl that has separation anxiety.