My name is Judy & we have had Marie for 2 days now. Marie was a rescue dog, who came to Virginia via Okinawa. Apparently Marie had been running around on a military base, & living on her own before she was brought to the Rescue league.
Marie is very timid. I have found that I cannot make quick movements near her- she jumps away. But she is a very sweet girl. I hope I can make her happy.
Welcome Judy and Marie. I am happy she found you. I am sure with lots of reassurance and slow movements over time she will become less jumpy. Just let her know daily that you will not hurt her and give her lots of kisses and hugs..
We would love to see pictures of her.
Welcome to the Forums… we look forward to pictures... and can't wait to hear more of the story... thanks for opening your home and heart to a Basenji in need... and that is right... baby steps are "huge" for rescues....
One thing that I have learned with shy rescues... let them come to you... don't push the issue.... and with any luck, she will be food motivated.. that will help lots...
Welcome to the forum! Where in Virginia are you located? Have you had dogs before? Basenjis? We'd love to know more and see pictures! One of my dogs is a rescue & we're in Virginia too. Can't wait to hear about your adventures with your new dog! Congrats!
We are in Fairfax and we have always had 2 dogs, this is our first Basenji. Marie is a rescue dog from Lost Dogs and Cats Rescue Foundation.