PLEASE READ TO THE END FOR ADOPTION INFORMATION. Pretty Princess is a 7 year old, 13.8 pound, beautiful Pom who has not had an easy life. She was abandoned (literally thrown out of a car) and taken in by a lady who had health issues and couldn't give her any time or attention. As a result Princess found herself spending long hours alone being picked on by another dog in the home, and she became withdrawn and defensive of almost everyone. Princess didn't, and still doesn't, know who to trust. She came into rescue very afraid and unsure of everything. Unfortunately she also came in heartworm positive. That meant she had to take two pills a day for a month to start her treatment, and that's when she got really snappy with the foster trying to get her to take meds. For a dog with major trust issues, afraid to be touched, having someone force pills on her was very traumatic. Sadly she regressed even more for a bit and rejected everyone who tried to love on her. However once her round of medication was over and no one was messing with her, she started to relax and has begun to realize that she is in a safe place. Princess has become a spunky little girl with a strong personality! She does have to do things on her terms, but she is a sweet dog when she can do that! Princess will come to you and jump up on your leg and play with you. That doesn't mean she wants to be petted, she just wants you to play talk to her and act like you are going to play back with her. She gets so happy and will run circles around you and dance up and down. That still does not mean she wants you to pet her! When she wants to be petted she will come stand next to you and rub against you. Then you can pick her up and love on her. She gives clear cues for her boundaries. If you go to touch her and she doesn't want to be touched, she will move away from you and give you a low grumble. In that case you just leave her alone! If you ignore her warning growl and don't leave her alone she will snap at you. In time we think she will grow to trust people more, but we don't know if she will ever be a lap dog, cuddle bug, or anything like that. The sad part is that she's such a good girl that you want to pick her up and hug her and hold her, but you can't. In every other way she is a perfect dog. Princess is completely housebroken and barks to go outside. When she is done she will bark so you know to bring her in. She listens well and comes when called, but she does need a home with a fenced yard. Princess loves to play outside and follows her foster dad around happily when he does yardwork. She loves to be outside playing and runs in the yard with the small dogs in her foster home. She learns from other dogs that people can be trusted and good and should be in a home with another small dog. We believe she would love a home with a Pom. Poms tend to do well with other Poms and we think her best fit would be a Pom home! Princess is not a fan of big dogs at all and we have no idea how she would be with cats. She should not go to a home with children of any age. At night she sleeps in a doggy bed in the bedroom. Princess has been to the vet for a wellness check, is up to date on shots, spayed, fecal tested, heartworm tested, and microchipped with a lifetime registration. She is heartworm positive and has been started on treatment which is covered by the rescue until she tests negative. There is no doubt that this is a beautiful little dog and she can be very sweet, when she wants to be. The right owner will make all the difference in her life! If you are interested in giving Princess a home please submit an adoption application for review using the link below. https://form.jotform.com/212598760861062 *We are located in Pensacola Florida. Applicants should live within a 1 hour drive to Pensacola. *We are a foster-based rescue and do not have a facility. Our dogs stay in private homes in and around the Pensacola area until they are adopted. *To meet a dog or be considered for adoption you must first submit an adoption application for review. This does not obligate you to adopt a dog. *Unfortunately we are unable to personally respond to every application. You are welcome to message us on our Facebook page to follow up on the status of your app.