Rescue of the Month

October 2013 ~ Meet Amstel

Gender: Female

Age: 2-3 years

Location: Georgia

Rescue Group: Adopt a Golden Atlanta

Out of State Adoptions: Yes




AmstelBio: I am maybe 2 or 3 years old and I've never known any life except to have puppies.  It was a miracle I was rescued from a place up in Tennessee but since then I've been cared for by doctors and helper people and everyone has been very kind. I am still very scared -- everything frightens me. That doesn't mean I want to go back to my old life but it's very hard getting used to all the changes. I don't want to be a lot of trouble but I really need an extra, extra careful and patient family. I need people who, if I'm scared to be touched or petted and I don't know how to show affection, it won't hurt their feelings. It doesn't mean I don't want to, it just means I've never had these things and don't understand what to do. I need the kind of home where I can take things slowly and not be scared by lots of noise or kids who move really fast. I must have a good strong fence (not the invisible kind) because if something startles me I might just run out the door and get lost. I don't even know my name so calling me wouldn't do any good.

I told my doctor I didn't want any more puppies and she said, "Don't worry, we can help with that." It's not that I didn't love my kids but I've hardly had a life myself. Tied down so young, I've never known what other goldens know, like playing and being someone's special girl and learning about toys and leashes. I'm just tired and scared now and I hope someone will understand and want to help me.

Love from Amstel


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