Hi everyone – meet Jolena! This beautiful girl is a bit of a fixer upper through no fault of her own. She is the byproduct of a breeder wanting to have double meryle puppies to sell. Unfortunately, many of the pups end up blind, deaf, or a combination of both. Jolena happens to be deaf which is not a huge deal in its own; but when you combine it with being bounced around from an owner who decided she didn’t have time for her to a shelter who euthanizes when over crowded, it can shake a girl’s confidence. Jolena is approximately 1-1/2 to 2 years old. She is a supermodel of a girl with long legs and a slim torso. She weighs a mere 50 lbs. Jolena loves people, walks well with a gentle lead harness, and will sit and lie down for treats. She loves going for rides in the car and playing with toys. After reading this far, you may be wondering what I meant by being a fixer upper. Here is where the dedication and work will need to be focused on: Jolena is dog selective – she does better with smaller dogs and calm laid back dogs, and it will take very slow introduction (a week or longer) for her to be somewhat comfortable. However, she is toy possessive and does not like to share. Jolena, also, is not crate trained. She hates her crate and will let it be known at the top of her lungs and by clawing and biting at it. This is due to separation anxiety which most deaf dogs have. We are working with the vet to find a medication that eases her anxiety. The ideal home for Jolena would be with an active family who does not have other dogs, doesn’t need to crate her, and has a fenced yard but who would still be able to work with her through training classes to help with her selectiveness and anxiety. After reading this, if you feel your family would be a fit for Jolena, please contact Project Hope via email or website listed below. Projecthoperescue@gmail.com www.projecthoperescue.org
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