Gretta [ADOPTED MARCH 9] is a 5-year-old female with a natural tail who was rescued from a puppy mill auction in Wisconsin. She has come a long way since she first arrived in her foster home and with lots of love and patience she will continue to blossom. Former Mill Dogs do make wonderful, very loving and very devoted pets. She did not have much contact with the outside world until she came to rescue so she is still easily startled by noises and sudden moves. For that reason, it is imperative that she be placed in a home with a securely fenced yard otherwise she could bolt and quickly disappear. It is also recommended that she be placed in a home with at least one other dog. Mill Dogs tend to bond to other dogs already living in the home and follow their lead. Sadly, they tend to trust other dogs living with them before gaining trust in their people. She is crate trained and is doing very well on her housetraining. She has especially big eyes and one look into them will melt your heart.
Update from Gretta's Foster Mom: Gretta surprises us everyday here. She continues to get braver with each day. She absolutely loves romping in the yard with her two foster siblings and is doing great with her housetraining. If we are out of the house during the day, we have been comfortable leaving her out of the crate for short periods of time. We do still crate her at night and she is happiest if the crate is at least near our bedroom so that she can hear or see us. While we were away on vacation recently, she was temporarily fostered by another SCR foster mom and did good at her house as well. In her temporary foster home she discovered cats and would chase them but that was the extent of it. I suspect that is because she had never been around them before. I think she would be fine in a home with cats.