Fluttershy is a timid female Pegasus from "My Little Pony". Shy and sweet, she represents the element of kindness. Fluttershy might not be too self-assured, but her friends know to rely on her in a pinch. More than any of her friends, Fluttershy is willing to see the best in everyone.
Fluttershy was brought to the city pound by a citizen who found her and a large male Doberman running the streets together. They were never claimed. Flutter was very attached to the big dog and the separation was excruciating to her. Sadly her companion was adopted and she was left behind. The staff immediately contacted us and pleaded her case. To her relief, we moved Fluttershy in a foster home with a large male dog as soon as we had an opening. Needless to say, she is very thankful.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Weight: 32-48 lbs
Color: White and Gold
Sadly, as if her ordeals were not enough, this little doll tested Heartworm Positive. She has began treatment and will require 6 to 8 weeks of rest. She should be back on her feet by early March. Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease but has a great prognostic when treated early.
Fluttershy is just one of the numerous dogs we have rescued since the beginning of the year with a serious and costly but treatable medical condition. Even if you cant adopt this cutie-pie, you can still help her by donating for her care.
Beautiful girl with striking markings and elegant build. She has a graceful athletic gait and a petite and delicate built. She's a real little beauty. Her eyes are weary but she is slowly learning to trust humans. She will need a patient and gentle hand but she is a work in progress.
Her foster mom sometimes calls her "Shy" for short. She is fostered in a home with two adults and a large male Shepherd mix.
Shy is kept in a crate when no one is home. As long as her buddy Max is next to her, she is fine in her crate.
There's a large yard with a 6' privacy fence. Again, if Max is outside with her, she is happy and playful.
Other than being extremely timid, foster mom reports no problems with this sweetie. She is housebroken and non destructive. She just needs time to warm up to people and a doggy friend to help her come out of her shell.
Shy is a sweet girl who is getting used to the good life of being a loved pet. She was extremely traumatized by her past life and her stay at the pound, and then losing her doggy friend. She is learning how to trust people now but it will take time.
While she is starting to enjoy human company, she loves her foster doggy brother even more. The big male is teaching her about the routine of her foster home and how great humans are. When she's with him, Shy smiles and plays, racing around the yard and discovering the joy of toys and warm blankets!
VIDEO: Learning to be loved
Behavior with people:
Shy needs time to warm up to people. Once at ease, she'll grace you with a smile or a swipe of her tongue. She has started accepting petting's from her foster mom, even coming to her for affection. It's a slow process but its happening.
Please understand that upon meeting her, she will be scared and unsure. She needs time to adjust to a new environment and trust strangers.
We have never seen Shy growl or try to bite. She simply freezes in place and hopes to be unseen. If she could, she would bury her head in the sand...
Behavior with children:
Fluttershy hasn't been around children since being with us but because of her great timidity and sensitivity we believe a home with adults only would be the best fit for her. She has never shown aggression, but she is skittish and nervous. Loud noise, running around, rowdy activities, etc, might set her back and affect her progress in opening-up to people and becoming more comfortable in our presence.
Behavior with other dogs:
We found out that having a doggy-friend really helps Fluttershy gain much-needed confidence. So much so, that we believe she will have a lot happier if placed in a home with a compatible male dog, especially one who is outgoing and comfortable around people.
Behavior with other animals:
She has a moderate prey drive but is easily talked out of chasing squirrels.
So far she has been naturally easy and well behaved. Emphasis is currently placed on socialization rather than learning tricks.
She's trying so hard to be brave but we're not there yet. Fluttershy is smart and we believe in her. She just needs time to overcome her shyness, but there is a sweetheart in there who aims to please her people. Patience will go a long way with this little princess and yield great results. She just needs a chance to prove herself.
Missouri Pit Bull Rescue makes no express or implied warranty, representation or promise to the age, health, breed, habits, disposition, behaviors, obedience, or safety of the dogs in our program. Our assessments are subjective and based on information we receive when selecting the dogs for our program, as well as observations and reports from our volunteers and caretakers. Adopters understand that no one can predict how a dog will react under all circumstances and situations.