Meet Serena, a gentle and resilient dog recently rescued from a breeding facility, currently at National Mill Dog Rescue, seeking a forever home for her and her sister Indigo.
Serena is bonded to Indigo. They will need to be adopted together.
Serena came in with an untreated condition of entropion eye and cherry eye. She went through surgery immediately but is visually blind.
Serena is cautious and shy with new people. She requires the ability to know humans around her and to be approached carefully and gently. Once she knows you she is all about belly rubs and just wants to be with people.
Serena is currently very unfamiliar with and afraid of a leash. She will roll into a ball and need to be carried when she must be moved from space to space. She is much more comfortable with Indigo but does not not follow her. Serena will correct dogs or people who startle her or are too assertive initially so she and Indigo are not good candidates for family’s with children or over zealous dogs.
Prior to being rescued, many of our dogs have experienced minimal socialization. As a result, there is often an adjustment period when learning about life as a family pet. Because some of our dogs are very under socialized, they may not be a good fit for young children. Homes with older children will be considered on an individual basis. Common skills such as house training and leash walking will often take extra time. Patience, understanding and a gentle hand are a must. The great news is, many of these dogs come around with patience and being a part of their rehabilitation is an extremely rewarding experience. Learn about mill dogs and fill out an application at our website: http://nmdr.org