Mutt of the Month
August - Violet
Violet, a four-year-old collie girl, is very damaged. MADRA volunteers found her curled in a corner in the pound, too scared to move. She appeared to have just given herself up to whatever might happen. She was totally terrified, she seemed at every turn to be waiting to be abused and assaulted.
However, even in her scared state, she showed no aggression, nor did she try to defend herself in any way. Over the time she has been with MADRA, she has started to learn what the lead is for and likes to go out on her walks. Once she trusts you she will come to you, very timidly; she is still not sure you are going to be good to her.
She is a sweet girl who, whilst shy and timid now, is not perhaps shy by nature. Her reluctance to interact is brought on by fear of what may happen rather than any intrinsic shyness. MADRA is quite sure that with the correct handling and some gentle and patient interaction, Violet will come out of her shell and blossom into the calm, gentle and loyal companion she wants to be.
A home in the country may suit Violet better than one a busy urban setting. Somewhere calm and quiet where she can learn that good things happen and the two-legged creatures around her are good and kind and don’t mean her harm. The very opposite of what she has found to be the case for her first four years on this planet.
Violet is just one of many Mayo and Galway rescue dogs at Connemara-based Mutts Anonymous Dog Rescue and Adoption (MADRA) looking for a loving home. All dogs will be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Please see www.madra.ie, visit MADRA’s Facebook page or call or text Marina on 086 8149026.