Stella is one of six puppies rescued from a backyard breeder in Tennessee. There were many more seized and through the partnership of several rescues across the US and shelters and local law enforcement, all were placed in rescues. ALL of the pups were extremely unsocialized, very fearful of people, and heartworm positive. Their lives to date had been spent crowded in outdoor cages with little access to people, regular care or vetting. Some were so matted they had to be shaved and were ALL intact (neither spayed or neutered). Unfortunately several have crossed the rainbow bridge due to health issues and complications related to their heartworm treatment.
Stella remains the most fearful of the six saved by BCSAVE. She is extremely protective of her space under the bed, and one of her favorite things to do is run out from under the bed and nip or bite the other dogs. She will also not allow herself to be touched unless there is food around and it is on her terms. She will go outside with the other dogs and spends more and more time with the other pups inside. She is not house, crate or leash trained. She is not adoptable at this time though we hope to see continued improvement.