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Testimonials from adopters of AAS Shy Dogs


Shy dog Blossom 4.JPG - 25082 Bytes I came to know Blossom as she entered into Animal Aid Society in the spring of 2015. She was incredibly timid and afraid, having had little human interaction in her three years life. Though she was very watchful of me, she wanted badly to have attention. It was very important to give her time to learn about me. The more I just sat with her and talked to her, the more comfortable she became. Over the course of the year I have had her, she has come put of her shell. She loves pats and belly rubs. Walks on the beach and in the mountains. She loves to run off her leash alongside my horse in the woods. Shy dogs, have absolutely huge hearts hidden. The key to winning over these fur babies is patience and understanding. Take time to let them learn and understand at their own pace. It may feel tough at first, but there is not greater joy than seeing that shy dog let its personality shine through. Adopting this girl was easily one of the best and most rewarding decisions I have ever made!

Written by Alyssa


Shy dog Finn.JPG - 6531 Bytes As a lover of big dogs, I never thought that I would ever adopt a small dog, a beagle, or a “fearful” dog. From the first time that I saw his picture on the Animal Aid website I saw a dog that was in dire need of a forever home. He was the cutest thing that I had ever seen and could not believe that he had been at the shelter for close to 16 months. Why would such a beautiful animal be passed over time and time again and not be taken home? I had to find out.
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Written by Frank