CandyAnimal ID: Donna G

About Candy

Adoption Fee: $300
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

Meet sweet, shy Candy. She is a 6 year old Pomeranian who weighs 10.6 pounds. She came to us from a hoarding situation and, like many dogs from that kind of situation, she is not used to human interaction and is very shy as a result. We sometimes have to move dogs like Candy to a different foster after a while to help them understand that new people and situations don't always have to be scary. Every time we move her she makes a little more progress. She was living behind a shed when we originally found her and was so terrified at her first foster home that she lived under the bed for a month. She had food and water under there and a training pad, which she always used, but she preferred to stay there most of the time. She was much too afraid to go outside at first. Now though, she has settled a little bit more and will go outside like a pro to do her business. She also comes back into the house, no problem, on her own when the door is left open for her. Candy will need a fenced in yard because, if she is startled, she is likely to run, so she needs to be safe when outside. She really has come such a long way since that first day and we are so proud of her progress. She still tends to hide away in the meantime but, in spite of her fearfulness, she is a super sweet dog and not aggressive at all. When you do get the chance to hold her, she seems to enjoy the attention but, as soon as you move and disturb her, she runs off and hides again. Given her current state she could not be in a home with smaller children as they would not understand how to give her the space she needs. She is also too timid to be able to manage an environment with unpredictable levels of noise and activity, which is pretty typical in a home with kids. She will need somebody who has a lot of patience who will be able to work with her and not be offended that she doesn't always want to be picked up or snuggled. Somebody who can recognize and celebrate the small improvements she will begin to make over time. Not everybody is up for a challenge like that. It can take months to gain a dog's trust but the reward is so worth the work and the wait. She is a beautiful dog and just needs time and patience to blossom into the pet she was always meant to be. We believe there is a person for every dog so we know you are out there.


Flori Bama Small Breed Rescue
Escambia County
Pensacola, Florida 32514

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Applicants must live with in a two hour drive of Pensacola, FL. to even be considered. Please go to our website to fill out an adoption application. Adoption fees are posted for each animal. Thank you for choosing to adopt!



  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Adults (Not Kids)


  • Average Energy
  • Submissive


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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