This is one of the best updates I've seen in a while.
When Eclipse first came into Toronto Animal Services South, she was scared and reactive towards almost all the men and some of the women who approached her kennel (Myself included. I wasn't able to walk her the first time I met her) to the point where it was touch and go whether or not she would be able to be adopted out.
Over the next couple of weeks, with attention and care from staff and volunteers, her anxieties calmed and her playful nature revealed itself. Eclipse is another example of how difficult it is to properly judge a dog in a shelter environment, especially within the first few days of entering.
From a petrified, anti-social dog to this (from her new owner):
Here is a photo of your girl - very hard to get her to pose because she kept wanting to move forward to me!
A few things about Eclipse in her new home:
- she follows me everywhere even the bathroom
- she walks very well on the leash and wants to play with every dog she meets
- she is learning new things and is mostly attentive
- she is still only eating about two cups a day with a lot of encouragement, but I'm sure once she is more comfortable here that will probably improve
- she loves to watch the birds and squirrels out the kitchen door
- she finds full-length mirrors very interesting and keeps going back to see if the dog is still there....
- she keeps trying to engage the cats to play but true to the Cinderella story her feline step-sisters are being ugly but coming around...
Thanks again with all your help and good advice - we are so happy to have a doggy member of the family again.