Hi! My name is Tala and I recently arrived in Canada after being rescued in the Middle East.
My saviours found me abandoned and determined that I had been frequently beaten and badly abused.
Due to this abuse, one of my legs doesn’t function quite right, but it doesn’t impact my mobility.
I confess I am a little insecure because of my past, so I will need your help to gain confidence.
I am currently in an urban foster home and my foster parents feel a suburban or rural home that is quieter would suit me well because loud noises are stressful for me. A man yelling or holding a stick can cause me to react protectively, perhaps because it triggers memories of my past.
Golden retriever mix
Overall I am a quiet, calm dog who is very good with children. Since being in my foster home in Canada, I have met very young children as well as teenagers and have been great with all of them. My foster mom says I'm just a laid-back, easy girl who deserves a loving forever home.
When I first arrived in Canada, I was placed in a foster in an urban area. The noise, busyness and hectic pace were stressful for me. I am better suited to a quieter, suburban home with a yard to explore and relax in. I really like playing with other dogs and then just lounging on the sofa with my head on your lap.
I love to go for walks and get very excited when I see the leash, but my foster mom has taught me to lay down calmly at the door and wait rather than wiggle excitedly. When we go out, I get tired after about 30 minutes and then I'm content to come home and relax.
I am already enjoying showing my affectionate nature to my foster mom. I enjoy coming up to get snuggles, and being brushed is oh-so-relaxing. As I start to feel safe here I have been revealing my playful side too – something I haven’t felt able to do for a long, long time.
Even though past abuse has left my leg injured, it will gradually get stronger as we go for walks together and I am looking forward to becoming more active in this new world.
I would love a home that is willing to help me get used to my new life in this great country.
If you have another calm, confident dog in the house, that would be very good for me, but what I need the most is a loving and patient owner to help me relax.
Do you think I could be the one you’ve been waiting for? If so, please contact Loved at Last Dog Rescue. For more information, click here.