Female | 4 or 5 yrs. | 60-65 lbs
Atikah was found as a stray in the center of Suffolk, Virginia. She was an outside and chained breeding dog who was a mess and emaciated when found. She obviously had never been inside a home as it was all very foreign to her when arriving at the center and going through the different rooms, kitchen etc. She is a fast learner though and she LOVES people!!! She is heartworm positive but luckily is a candidate for ‘fast kill’ method as she was not as severe as previously thought. She also has a smaller mammary tumor that will be taken off at time of spay after her heartworm treatment. She is about 4 or 5 years old, very sweet with such beautiful, soulful, forgiving eyes! She is a big girl and when her weight is normal, will be about 60-65 lbs. We would love to find a foster for her, someone who has the patience and can show her more of the ropes of living in a home. She is getting used to a crate/kennel and learning her basic commands! We will be introducing her and walking her with other dogs in the near future.