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Baba (Waterbury)

Type of Animal: 
Dog
Breed: 
Long-Haired Tri-Color Spaniel Mix
Gender: 
Female
Age: 
Senior
Size: 
Small

13 year old Baba has not lived a good life (until we rescued her in July 2019). We first learned of her situation when her owner went to prison and his relatives tried to give Baba away for free on Craig's List. When her owner got out of prison Baba was unfortunately returned to him. Within weeks he was on the lam, and had tied Baba up and abandoned her in an inner city park before hitting the road.

That is when we intervened.

When we took Baba to the vet for some much needed veterinary care, we discovered she had Lyme disease. She has finished her medication and is feeling so much better, both physically and psychologically! She has also learned what it means to live in a loving and stable home environment and now that's she's settled in, her personality has emerged, and she is definitely a diva!  

Baba LOVES to go for walks and car rides, and she expects them daily from her her foster mom. Don't let Baba's age fool you. She can easily go for a long walk!  She has a lot of spunk in her step and loves to get out and explore the world. Whoever adopts Baba must be looking for a companion dog to take for those walks and car rides. 

Baba enjoys the company of other dogs and is currently living in a home with 3 small dogs. However, she prefers respectful dogs who will not steal her food or her bone, as she has never had these delectables before and she wants to keep them to herself. She does not seem to care for large dogs, and would be perfectly fine as the only dog in the home so she can get all of the attention.  Baba barks at cats, so a home with cats is probably not a good idea unless you are really experienced and patient with dog-cat integration.  

Baba was raised on Vienna sausages. We know. It's totally disgusting, and it took us a while to get her off of them and solely eating good quality dog food. She likes her dog food now, and all is good. 

Baba will be shy at first. She's had a rough time trusting humans in the past, so you will need to be extremely patient and not push her too hard or too fast. She will need to get to know you and decompress after yet another move. The best way to do that is by taking her for nice walks, feeding her rotisserie chicken (NOT Vienna sausages) and putting her in the car for a long drive. Once she's settled in she will sit on the couch with you and even sleep in bed if you'll let her, but that will most likely take a a while so you'll have to be patient.

To adopt Baba and show her the world, please click here to submit an online application to adopt a dog.