A Plea for Candy

Sweet, Sweet Candy

This is a personal plea. I hope you’ll share it with your dog-loving friends.

Candy isn’t doing well in the shelter environment. In fact, she’s been diagnosed by two specialists as having extreme predatory drive, pushing her to bite a couple of dogs. If she doesn’t find a home — a special home at that — her future holds a huge question mark.

I love Candy. I would take her home in a heartbeat if I wasn’t worried about my two dogs and two cats, as well as our neighbors’ dogs and cats. I don’t know Candy’s full history, and I don’t know how far her killer instinct will allow her to take her drive for prey.

What I do know is this: She has a beautiful coat. She is a cuddler and a lover to the people that she knows and trusts. She loves a belly rub. She loves peanut butter treats. She has the cutest, most expressive ears. If I could paint a perfect picture of a future for Candy, it would be on a 30-acre farm with people who are there with her a good portion of the day, where she could take care of their pesky varmint problem to be paid only in love and a warm, cozy bed.

A regular neighborhood isn’t going to be ideal for Candy. She needs the space to roam and hunt, two good meals a day and someone who will work with her, and manage her predatory drive. According to the specialists, it can’t be trained out of her. But with the right home and the right person, she can thrive.

If you know of anyone with that 30-acre farm, a small-varmint problem and love to give, I hope you’ll point them in Candy’s direction.

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4 Responses to “A Plea for Candy”

  1. Miki Says:

    This is beautiful

  2. Emily Moore Says:

    Thank you for this. Candy has been in my prayers and heavy on my heart. I know there is a perfect home out there somewhere for her.

  3. Shorey Says:

    Candy is beautiful and even though she’s not fond of other dogs, she had a lot to do with trying to save one of the Parvo pups. Candy’s blood was used during a transfusion. So, she shines brightly in my mind and heart, almost as much as her silky coat.

    • Summer Huggins Says:

      I had no idea, Shorey. I’m so glad to know that about her. I didn’t even know doggie blood transfusions were possible until almost two years ago when our Bugsy needed one. Thank you!

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