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RosemaryA little about me...
I adopted Astra from Marin Humane in January, 2020—almost two months after I took her in as a behavior foster. She came to Marin Humane in October of 2019 as a “Fire Dog”. Her name was Estrella (Star in Spanish). After two weeks her family returned for her and all seemed well. But a few weeks later they surrendered her because they could no longer take care of her.
After a few days in the shelter Estrella’s behavior deteriorated quickly. She became nervous, almost frantic at times. She could not relax, startled at everything and was especially worried about men. She was in trouble.
In November I volunteered to take her home as a behavior foster. Would time away from the shelter help her recover her old self? It was an intense 24 hours. Estrella panted so heavily that people heard her over the phone. She wanted to be inside, outside, inside. She panted and paced continually. One positive--she readily accepted my adult daughter.
Finally after 24 hours, she laid down and didn’t move for over 12 hours. She woke up calmer. She continued improving and when she played fetch with us that night, I knew she would be ok.
Astra, this 8 year old, White German Shepherd turns out to be a big, playful affectionate dog who loves fetch, tug games, walks and hikes. It amazed me then and still does, how easily she fit in. We love her to pieces and hope you do too!
I adopted Astra from Marin Humane on January 21, 2020. I had been fostering her since November of 2019.