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ID #: 4327 Age: 5 yrs Gender: female Status: Adopted

Hello…my name is Joy and I’m 5 years old. When I arrived into the GR program, I was very timid and scared and my foster mom used the word ‘traumatized’. That’s a very big word that I don’t understand. When I was getting spayed, there was a complication and I almost died and I went through a really rough time. GR and my foster family have helped me so much and I’ve improved tremendously. My training is going well but I still have a thing called ‘separation anxiety’, which we are working on but I still don’t like to be left alone. I look to my human for comfort in new situations and if they seem okay, then I’m okay. I am getting more confident every day. I am okay with other dogs but to be quite honest I just ignore most of them; however, I actually enjoy the company of a calm dog, so having another calm dog would be ideal for me. There are lots of good things about me…if you’re still reading my bio ~ I am a superstar on the leash. You can pet me to your heart’s delight (and mine). I am not a big barker, I’m gentle with my treats, and I can jump into the car easily. I like my walks but I don’t really need much exercise. I am simply content to just hang out. My lovely foster mom says I need to find a loving family who are home most of the time and they need to be patient to see me through my remaining anxieties. She says I’m a really good, precious girl who deserves a second chance at happiness. Might you be the person who brings ‘joy’ back to my life?

Joy is currently being fostered in the Oshawa, ON area.  If you would like more information about Joy please call our hot-line toll-free at 1-866-712-8444 or email and one of our volunteers will be happy to return your call.

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