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Aria 1118

Aria arrived as a sheriff's impound, when she was a skin-and-bones girl with a tail so badly frostbitten that it wouldn't stop bleeding. The volunteers have snuggled her and fed her, the veterinarians have amputated the damaged end of her tail, and she is now learning about love and fun and kindness. UPDATE 3/15/17: Aria's tail started hemmorhaging again, so she is back having it fully docked this time (about 4 inches of waggy happy tail stub left). Poor baby... but she will adapt (and you will be able to keep breakables at normal tail height). Silly girl, she didn't even care that she was bleeding all over the place again - just kept on grinning and wagging.... (I love this dog).

Aria is about 1 1/2 years old, an Anatolian Shepherd/Pitbull mix, and is very enthusiastic about everything now that she has been rescued. Since she was so neglected as a puppy, she has to learn all the typical puppy manners and commands, but is extremely smart and treat motivated so will be pretty easy to teach! She weighs about 60 pounds and could stand to put on just a little more weight, but isn't going to reach the size of a full Anatolian Shepherd.

She is friendly and curious with other dogs her size (though she is still learning about being polite). Aria is very friendly to all people, but her exuberance may lead to toddler knock-downs (after which she would no doubt lick the toddler equally enthusiastically). As she grows happier and more confident, she has been developing a prey drive, so we don't recommend her for homes with cats or small dogs.

Dogs like Aria who come from severe neglect make some of the most grateful and devoted adoptees. Yes, it's a little bit of work to do all the typical "puppy training" after your "puppy" tops 60 pounds, but it is never too late, and Aria wants so much to please her people. Not everyone gets the chance to make a true rescue transformation - here is a perfect opportunity to take a dog out of squalor, starvation, and neglect, and watch her blossom under your loving care.

Since her re-docking of her tail, she is in a great foster home. Her foster mom reports she is a real snuggle-bug (as you can tell from her photo in bed), does well crated in the car except for a touch of car-sickness at times, and is just simply the sweetest goofball in the world.

Aria comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period.

Spay/neuter, worming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $95; more gratefully accepted!)

Can't come to Republic? Don't let that stop you! We have monthly transports to both the Seattle area and Spokane, delivering adopted pets to their new owners. If you can add a little to your payment to help us cover our volunteer driver's expenses, that would be great!

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