Update: Gypsy was adopted on February 5th!
Gypsy's heart of gold is buried beneath a very bashful exterior.
Even to take this portrait she was terrified, her eyes darting to the floor, hoping we would just put her back in her kennel.
Gypsy's awakening to loving care, and the blooming of her personality, will require the nurturing, gentle touch of a tender person (or couple).
She had apparently given up on humans years ago. And no wonder, they just used her for breeding and denied her even basic socialization.
Gypsy's path to adjusting and trusting though may be greatly aided by another dog, a 'big brother' or 'big sister' to help guide her in her new home.
There are no instant fixes for Gypsy, but for those who enjoy nurturing a delicate soul to self-esteem, her potential is tremendous.
Gypsy debuts for adoption today.