State: Western NY
Age: 5 years
DOB: Unsure
Weight: 43 pounds
Sex: Female
Neut/UTD: yes/yes
Coat Color: fawn and white
Docked tail: Yes
Cropped Ears: No
Children under 4: No (no history)
Children over 4: Unsure
Seperation Anxiety: Unsure
Other dogs: Yes
Cats: Unsure
Crate trained: Yes
House Trained: Learning
Leash Trained:Unsure
Obedience Trained: No

11/16/2019 We would like to introduce Ember! She arrived at her foster yesterday from Ohio. Ember (formerly Amber but that’s way too common a name) was a surrender from a Puppymill. At 5 years old she’s definitely had her fair share of litters and lined the millers pockets. Now that she is retired she was surrendered to a vet office that works tirelessly to get mill dogs into rescues. Ember has had a whirlwind few days. She spent a few days at the vet clinic where she was spay, heartworm tested, vaccinated etc. From the vet clinic she was transferred to NY with many other puppy mill dogs. I met her transport last night, she was a great passenger on our half hour ride home. She just curled up on her blanket and napped. 

Once she arrived at her foster she explored the yard, pottied outside (good girl!) and came in to explore the house a bit. She was offered food and water but was much too afraid to eat. This morning was a different story she ate all her breakfast and drank some water but I had to put everything in the crate with her. This is very typical of mill dogs most are overwhelmed the first few weeks by having freedom outside the 4 walls of their cage. 

Last night Ember went in her crate with a really big blanket. I’m sure she didn’t have such a thing previously. She knew just what to do.... she fluffed it to her liking spun a few times and was sound asleep a few minutes later. Not a peep out of her all night. Her crate was clean and dry this morning. She will need someone that can be a little patient as she adjusts to life outside of the mill. Everything is so new! For instance she slammed into the sliding glass door a few times last night, she’s never seen such a thing! She was a bit confused by the TV too.... imagine suddenly hearing humans talking on the wall! While the mill dogs need some patience while they adjust they are the most rewarding dogs to foster and adopt. Watching them learn to become loved family pets is so rewarding! More updates coming soon as we get to know Ember better.