Polka Dance, a nine-month-old, female Staffordshire/Dogo Argentino mix is known to her rescuers as the “dog with a million expressions.” When she was just a baby, little Polka Dance was the big sister to all her siblings. She was such a happy, go lucky puppy who got along well with her brothers and sisters. When her siblings would bicker, like puppies often do, Polka would not get involved. She loved them all equally.
Because of her expressive face and sweet, loving disposition, Polka was the first of the litter to get adopted. Unfortunately, it was not the happily ever after everyone was hoping for. The older couple who adopted her were wonderful, caring people, What the rescue didn’t know was; the couple’s son who lived upstairs had an aggressive miniature pinscher. Polka Dance was attacked during her first two weeks with her new family.
Polka, who was so easygoing with her own siblings did not expect another dog to come charging toward her while she was just quietly sniffing around her new yard, trying to get familiar with her new surroundings. She had never been exposed to any mean dogs until that day, and she herself doesn’t have a mean bone in her body. Animal Coalition Unlimited picked her up from her adopters the day after the incident. But sadly, the attack left a lasting mental scar that was not easy to heal. Polka Dance, who had loved all other dogs became scared of them and reacted by barking excessively, warning all new dogs she met to stay away from her.
Would she ever attack another dog? Most likely not. When reunited with her siblings after several months, she got along well with all of them and other dogs she was familiar with. She will bark at people she has never met before. It’s one of the strong traits of her breed; she is a loyal companion who will bark to tell strangers to stay away from her people.
Secondly, after she was returned from her first home with the miniature pinscher, she was placed in a temporary foster for two months. The foster lived far from the city so Polka was not exposed to new people. Despite her rough start, Polka gets along with almost all respectful dogs, and shared and a kennel bed with her foster housemates and siblings with no problem. However, she will need some space and time when meeting people for the first time. This sweet girl needs someone who is willing to help undo the undesirable experiences she had during her short stay with the people who had her.
Her next adopter will have to be willing to work and gain her trust. Once she connects with a person, she will be super affectionate and shower you with love. She lived with a cat and a small dog at her first foster home (from age 10 to 16 weeks), she was fine with them. Polka Dance is currently in a boarding facility and is fully potty trained. She is available through the Animal Coalition Unlimited Foster to Adopt Program.
Polka Dance will go to her new foster or adopter with a 42” double dog door dog crate, a bag of grain free Petcurean dog food, her Canine Equipment brand walking gear and all of her favorite toys.
Visit her page on the Rescue Me websitehttp://muttambassador.rescueme.org/.
To schedule a meet and greet with Polka Dance, please fill out the application form: https://goo.gl/forms/xh4lxvWEK8JLiOlx2
Animal Coalition Unlimited does not adopt their dogs out on a first come first serve basis but rather on the philosophy of finding the most fitting home for each dog. If interested in Polka Dance please send an email to [email protected].
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