SYDNEY IN A NUTSHELL: Sydney is a very sweet girl who has probably not lead the best life, but she loves people and is definitely willing to forgive and forget. She just wants your love and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it.
We received a frantic email on May 26th, "We trapped this white GSD last night in Wittmann. She is believed to have been thrown out of a vehicle by her owners. She is around two-three years old, not spayed and dog friendly. Would you guys possibly be able to intake her?"

When we inquired further, we were told that the finder had set a trap for another dog that had been roaming in the area; however, it was Sydney they found in the trap. Neighbors were questioned and reported that they had seen someone let Sydney out of their vehicle and drive away.

Although we felt sure her owners were not looking for her, we agreed to intake Sydney and hold her to give her owners a chance to find and reclaim her. We instructed the finder to post FOUND posters in the area where Sydney had been dumped/trapped, which they did.

We met in a local parking lot and immediately named her "Sydney" in honor of her finder

UPDATE 5/28: Sydney has settled in over the last few days and has been friendly to all, both 2 and 4 footed. We have not as yet had the opportunity to kitty test her. She will be seeing our vet for her intake exam next week, at which time we'll have a better idea of her age and general health. She has definitely had a litter of puppies in the past, but those days are definitely over for her.

UPDATE 5/31: Sydney had her kitty test today and we think she passed with flying colors.

Both cats were waiting when Sydney came through the door ...

... Kevin (who usually does not hang around for "kitty testing") and Hermione on the chair

Kevin moved off (Sydney followed briefly) ...

... but Hermione stayed to make friends

Neither cat hissed at her, nor was either cat afraid of her. Kevin, who usually heads for the nearest hiding place when kitty testing starts, simply casually moved out of the room. When we tried to encourage Sydney to return to interact with Hermione, she wouldn't do it. Hermione definitely wanted to make friends, but we could not coax Sydney back to her, waiting on the chair (and Sydney was shaking like a leaf). At no time at all did we need to give Sydney a correction, and she was on a loose lead the entire time. The cats were obviously unafraid of her.

Adoption fee to be determined.

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