Too Far Gone
German Shepherd/Shetland Sheepdog
If any previous shelter dogs would like to collaborate I am down
Vayda is the type of dog that can get along with just about anyone. As long as she is granted time to get used to others before being kept in close quarters with them, she makes friends quickly. Before the plague, she often found herself feeling as if she wasn't getting out or doing enough. Vayda likes to keep herself busy and the days long. Loves to be the center of attention, and often finds herself having to be a leader when no one else will step up. She is not the type to fight for this leadership, though. Vayda is very submissive, and tries to keep the peace among other dogs when it is possible. Vayda has bad anxiety and abandonment issues; does not do very good alone.
Vayda and her sister, Daisy, found themselves at an animal shelter when they were 10 months old after being abandoned at a set of dumpsters early one morning. Vayda hid behind her sister, and did not like being messed with by shelter staff. Her sister was very adoptable, and was adopted quickly, whilst Vayda was left behind. She had quite a few problems when her sister left, but quickly befriended a shelter volunteer. This was the only person that she would come to, so the volunteer would come daily to walk her and feed her. Vayda had high hopes that she would be adopted by this volunteer, but they didn't. She was instead adopted by an older couple. Upon arriving to their home, Vayda rushed under their bed and did not come out for three days. She went to the bathroom under there, ate the mattress, and bit the man when he tried to pull her out. Animal control was called, and Vayda was surrendered back to the shelter. Since she had nipped someone, the staff was careful with her and she had to be muzzled on walks or during meets and greets.
Despite her issues, Vayda was adopted again by a younger couple, who knew of her issues and wanted to help her. This time, Vayda did a bit better, and seemed more willing to learn with this couple. Things started to turn south with this family when they started going back to work. During the day, Vayda was kept in a laundry room with food and water. One day, upon arriving back home from work, they discovered that she had chewed through the bottom of the door to the laundry room, and was hiding under the bed where she refused to come out. Due to the house they were living in being a rental, these owners also opted to return Vayda back to the shelter.
Vayda didn't mind the shelter as much as anyone would think. She enjoyed playing with the other dogs, and liked the attention she got from the staff during open hours. However, at night, when she was left in the dark alone in her kennel, Vayda would panic. Workers would come in the mornings to find she had torn her kennel apart, and would be shaking cowardly in the back. Finally, one day, Vayda's favorite volunteer gave in, and decided to adopt her despite her issues.
Things immediately improved for Vayda. She was finally with someone she knew and trusted. She was rarely left alone, and even when she was, she was taken to training where her confidence improved greatly. She even took up agility and herding!
It had been a year of the good life when Vayda's owners all mysteriously disappeared. She was left alone in the home for weeks when she was finally able to eat out the front door.
That is where we will begin
Uh- also, it was an honor making this character sheet because this is literally my dog and her shelter story, so I'm glad I get to roleplay as her