Featured Adoption: Poppy
When Poppy arrived at the Bay Area Humane Society she was scared. She hadn’t been properly socialized as a puppy so she was afraid of humans and other dogs alike. She was beside herself in this new environment.
With her unique coyote look, she was adopted fairly quickly, but never was able to adapt to her new home and family. So back to the Humane Society she came.
Tanya, the Humane Society’s full-time Behavior Coordinator worked with Poppy to bring her out of her shell. With the help of a Thunder Shirt, Poppy eventually warmed up enough to Tanya to take treats from her. Perhaps now, she would make a good companion.
Within minutes of Poppy’s debut on WFRV’s noon news, Pam and Vern called the Humane Society to get more information. They had seen the sweet, shy girl and instantly fallen for her. They made plans to meet her the next day.
Although Poppy didn’t warm up to them immediately, they saw potential in her and had the patience to wait for her to come around.
Poppy went home with them that evening and things began to turn around for Poppy. Here’s what her new family had to say a few days later:
We just had to send you pictures of Poppy out at our cabin from this past Sunday. We were with our sons and their two dogs and she was content.
Vern has been meaning to call you, Poppy is in training and for some reason she’s not close to me yet. I started to feed her tonight. She lets me pet and scatch, but is for some reason scared of me. Wondered if I reminded her of someone she maybe didn't trust.
When I come home from work each day I get to hear a new adventure from Vern.
Thanks again, so far we're all doing great. We can't imagine Poppy going anywhere else but here.