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Zoey is another dog who has landed at CACC multiple times. Originally she came in as a stray at about a year old. After being returned after living in her adoptive home for a year, she was adopted and returned a second time. Now, after landing ...

Zoey is another dog who has landed at CACC multiple times. Originally she came in as a stray at about a year old. After being returned after living in her adoptive home for a year, she was adopted and returned a second time. Now, after landing at the shelter three times in her 3 years of life, Zoey needs some help. She knows some basic commands, loves to play and is affectionate and attentive. She needs additional socialization with other dogs, but has improved over her time here with one on one work in playgroup. She just needs some structure and stability in her life to thrive. This time at CACC she has been here 3 months....if you add it all up, Zoey has spent almost 8 months of her life in various stages of the shelter system.

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She originally came in as a stray, hung around for a month or so, and then was adopted. The first time she was returned after a year and the owner said it was becuase "she was not getting along with the other dog in the home"....after a year? Sounded odd, so we tested her in playgroup - she certainly was not aggressive in the slightest, though was definitely a little odd in her playstyle, could be rude and undersocialized, but played fine one on one or with a couple friends who aren't wierded out by her. 

Then the second time she was adopted at an event, I actually got a message from the adopter about the second time. She said Zoey was extremely affectionate, very smart and responsive and learned the ropes of their new house quickly. She got along very well with their small breed dog. BUT the family has a 3 yo son as well, and Zoey was velcroing to one of the adults and displaying the beginnings of what could be resource protectiveness from the young kid. They raved about her good qualities.

She isn't in playgroup regurally since she is more and more frustrated as time goes on and can rattle the other dogs with her strange cues. She is very smart and incredibily eager to learn. She would thrive in a training environment where she can get stability, guidance and socialization. She is also gorgeous and will be very adoptable once she is straightened out. 

Work so far: I REALLY didn't want her to be put through the misery of CACC a third time when she was returned after the game....figured it was better to admit this system had failed her massively and put her out of her misery than making her rot in a cage for another three months. But she has a lot of fans amongst volunteers and staff and she was spared. 

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