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001Rescue Me ID: 17-10-02-00025

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Adoption Fee: ASK
Mastiff mix
Age: Puppy
Sex: Female

Polka Dance; the dog with a million expressions DOB: 12/22/2016 How would we describe Polka Dance? Well, we knew her since she was a baby. She was the big sister to all her siblings. Polka Dance was the happy pup that got along with all her siblings since day one. While her other siblings have had their arguments, Polka would not get involved. She was the first female pup that was adopted quickly. Everyone loved Polka Dance! Unfortunately, she was adopted out to the wrong family. The older couple who adopted her were nice; but we did not expect their son had an aggressive miniature pincher. The son of her adopters incidentally left his aggressive min pin out while he supposedly keep his dog inside. While the attack did not cause any serious physical injuries, it actually had caused Polka to have some post-trauma reactions toward other dogs. The sweet Polka Dance did not expect any dogs suddenly running, charging, and biting her, while she was just quietly sniffing around her new yard, & trying to get familiar with her new place. Polka was never exposed to any mean dogs her entire life, until that day. We retrieved Polka back a day after the incident, it was a short stay at her adopter's home. For some dogs the mental scar was not easy to heal. Since that incident, Polka became scared of all other dogs and she reacted by barking excessively, telling all new dogs she met with to stay away from her. Will Polka Dance attack another dog? We certainly don't think so. She doesn't have any mean bones in her. We took her to play with her siblings (that have been separated from her for months) right after the incident, and she still got along with everyone of them, as well as all our dogs she was familiar with. She is still the sweet Polka Dance we have always remembered. To all new people who have never met her before, please be advised that Polka Dance will bark toward any strangers. Why? First of all, her trait is well known as a very loyal companion; she barks to tell the strangers to stay away from her people. Secondly, after she was back with us, we placed her to a temporary foster far away from the city. The foster family who had her for 2 months did not bring her to places or meet new people like what they were suppose to. So, her lack of world exploring experience during those months has made her somewhat undesirable at the first impression (sadly). Polka Dance definitely needs someone who is willing to help her undo whatever undesirable experiences she previously had during her short stay with the people who had her. Polka is currently at a boarding facility. We couldn't find her a replacement foster in time, and we couldn't wait around for another disaster that may happen if we let her stay at her previous home much longer. Please put away all your expectations when you meet Polka the first time, give her the space and time to come to you. Her next adopter will have to be willing to work & gain her trust. Once she is connected with you, her true SUPER DUPER AFFECTIONATE personality will show and you will just want to shower her with love. She lived with a cat and a small dog at her first foster home (from age 10 to 16 weeks), she was fine with them. She is potty trained. She has been fed with Petcurean's NOW FRESH Fish Recipe; combined with raw organic eggs for breakfast. She is available thru our Foster to Adopt program, she will go home with a 42' double door dog crate, a bag of grain free Petcurean NOW Fresh brand dog food, her Canine Equipment brand walking gear, and all her favorite toys. She also has $100 sponsorship toward a puppy class to help her with a good start. To schedule a meet and greet with Polka Dance, please fill out the application form: We do not adopt our dogs out on a first come first serve basis but rather on the philosophy of finding the most fitting home for each dog. If interested in this dog please send an email to Put 001 on the subject.

Multnomah County
Portland, Oregon 97239


  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Vaccinations Current

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