As a result, Raya has been tranferred to a dog behavior specialist, and initial feedback is positive. The purpose of the ChipIn campaign covers boarding, training, and rehabilitation.
ChipIn link: donate for training and rehab for Raya.
On rare occasions intakes of stray dogs from public shelters come with surprise problems affecting a dog’s health or behavior. The problem of being heartworm positive is treatable with medical care and weeks or months of treatment, rest, and relaxation.
Staff in overcrowded public shelters have time constraints and limited resources to prescreen dogs. Most will do an evaluation of health and temperament before advancing dogs into their adoption program.
New intakes at Lifeline Dog Rescue enjoy an environment where dogs are not caged and roam free. Our 3 acre fenced facility with private lake offers freedom, comfort, and safety, yet some dogs may need more transition time than others to adjust.
The staff of Lifeline Dog Rescue has over 30 years experience, so ongoing evaluation is done to identify and correct health and behavior problems of new intakes, dogs in rehab for medical issues, as well as dogs in the adoption phase.
Without any knowledge of Raya’s past history it is difficult to determine the cause, yet we quickly realized she did need help with aggression towards dogs. Help us help Raya. She is aggressive for now. She is not vicious.
Please follow the link above to the ChipIn campaign to support the training and rehab for Raya the female Weim-Lab mix. Watch for updates on this blog and our Facebook page.
We expect to write a happy ending for Raya to include being a trusted and loyal companion when adopted into a forever home.