Pretzel is aptly named because of the way that she can contort her body. Right now, Pretzel is gaining some much needed weight and is undergoing treatment for a skin infection resulting from prolonged demodectic mange and fungal infection that was not properly treated. She came to us from a shelter partner in southern Georgia after she was surrendered by her owner who didn't care for her. Pretzel is just 2 years old (born February 2007). She loves playing with the other dogs in her foster home (all 5 of them!) and is very gentle and submissive. She will be a wonderful addition to any family! She be treated for her skin conditions, spayed, and vaccinated prior to adoption. She is being fostered by Dana and Matt in Statesboro.
Update from foster home:
Pretzel has done so well in the past few months. She has a lot of her hair back, when the veterinarian even said it may never come back. You'll see she still has some dark patches of skin on her body, so she'll need to be on medicine (which we have, and will come with her when adopted, and is otherwise very cheap) for another month (probably until August). Her adoptive family should know that she may never regain hair on some parts of her body - but we think that makes her even more adorable especially since she loves having those areas pet. She is NOT contagious, and has no signs of mange mites any more. She just needs more time to heal from the severe state she was in.
She always looks so sad and serious (you can see in her photos) but is by far the sweetest foster I've had and I've been fostering for 4 years now. She gets along with any and all creatures on this earth - loves to play with all of the dogs (especially the boxers) and is a total cuddle bug. She is very very submissive, and would do well with a "dominant" resident dog. She never hoards toys or treats and likes to eat in her crate so that no one will bully her and take her food.
It always amazes me how dogs live for today, truly seen in Pretzel since she came from such abuse and neglect and is now a happy, gentle and loving dog. In addition, I've never seen a little nub of a tail move faster than hers!
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- Statesboro Area
|Poor pitiful Pretzel, her first day in foster care |