Update: Dawnielle was adopted on January 8th!
It is clear to us, along with the dog trainers and behaviorists who have evaluated her, that Dawnielle resolved to never again tolerate male aggression.
At the time of rescue, she was still so traumatized by the beatings she witnessed that she would not even let a man within 3 feet of her if she was being held (or on a leash) by a woman.
But the work with Dawnielle is finally resulting in great progress. We are thrilled that she understands that many men are kind and gentle and non-threatening.
Her protective instincts are being overcome by the realization that not all men cause harm.
Dawnielle still requires a very special home, with an understanding of her limitations, where her progress can continue and her "job" becomes to be a loving member of the family, not a protector. A very experienced, adult-only home is needed.
Dawnielle is a Boxer mix, spayed female, about 4-5 years of age. She is full of personality and takes the greatest pleasure in giving kisses and curling up in her unique blue rubber tub.
At this time, she should be the only companion animal in the home.
But if you are looking for eternal devotion and loyalty, and you are willing and able to help a beautiful girl continue recovering her soul, then Dawnielle may be your special one.