Gretchen is a small female sheltie who is about 4 years old.
Her owners love her very much, but had to surrender her to the rescue because of her extreme fear/aggressive behavior towards "the man of the house". The couple had adopted Gretchen and her sister a few years ago ~ they were being used for breeding by a puppy miller. Who knows how she was treated in that first home. We can only guess that the current owner's husband somehow reminds Gretchen of the first owner. In everyone's best interests, they decided to give her up for adption.
Gretchen is considered a flight risk. She escaped from home #2 during the winter of 2010 and was "on the lam" for almost 5 months !!! A fenced in yard is a requirement to be considered for adoption.
8/14 Gretchen has been in her foster home for a few days and is getting used to the new routines. She is a little cuddlebug, coming up on the sofa and laying 'on' her fostermom for a few minutes of petting ~ giving mom a kiss on the nose before jumping off again.
Still a bit unsure of herself, she'll sniff noses and give tail wags to the other 2 shelties in the house. Has offered a few play gestures. Of interest, she is possibly a "dominant" female in her dog-dog interactions, putting her paws up on their backs. Give it a week or so and hopefully she'll join in their games of tag around the house.