Beautiful BabyJane is another 'hard case' TLC rescue - hard case, simply because she is over 10 years old. Oh, and she is a black dog. We've posted many times why people tend to overlook black dogs. As humans, we need to identify and connect through eye contact. When a dog is black, we just can't track the eyes as quickly and the connection isn't made. Black dogs are typically the last to be adopted, whether it be at a shelter, rescue, or even in a litter of multicolored pups.
Well look into these deep, rich, dark eyes and you will be glad you took the time to do so. BabyJane was brought into TLC due to a tragic situation. The woman who originally rescued her and several others from death at the shelter contracted terminal cancer. We promised to take in any dogs she did not place before she passed on, to ensure they wouldn't wind back up in the stressful shelter environment or be killed. BabyJane and Caleb (see above photo) were the last two and were welcomed into TLC. They were just opposite dogs with the only thing in common being their age. Caleb was Mr. Personality - cute, cuddly, funny, an attention magnet. He was probably not adopted out before she passed on simply because he most likely became a favorite and she never 'found' the right home for him (wink...wink...) Caleb was adopted to an awesome family shortly after he arrived at TLC...
BabyJane, on the other hand was shy, a bit nervous, a bit aloof, and black. She didn't have the cute prancy walk, nor the little tongue that would hang out at the side that Caleb had. She was quiet and unassuming and would just hang out in the background, unnoticed. People just walked on by her...
When BabyJane first came to TLC, she had 'that look' about her, where she just didn't seem to fit in. She looked scared and unsure of her surroundings. Even though she was very sweet and quiet, it was evident that she wasn't going anywhere soon. Most people don't trust a dog that doesn't look at ease, even if they are super sweet and just happen to be shy or a little insecure. This photo below was taken of her during her first 'photo session' with one of the TLC photographers. You can see her eye and ear stance being 'on alert'.
Well look at the difference now...This is a photo below of BabyJane was taken 8 months later...she is now so much more relaxed and doing well at the rescue shop, but what she really needs more than anything is to finally be adopted into a loving home. We think it's her time to finally be *the one* who is chosen to be unconditionally loved for the rest of her life.
BabyJane spent her first Christmas with TLC and posed so beautifully in her red holiday dress. She was not selected by anyone to go into our 'Home for the Holidays' foster program, so she stayed at the rescue shop, but we sure hope that she is chosen to be adopted before the next winter holiday!
BabyJane is a little one, weighing 6 or 7 pounds. She is quiet and gets along well with other little dogs. She loves to crawl up in your lap if you sit down on the floor and we know she would be a great couch buddy, watching your favorite tv shows or movies by your side, keeping your lap warm! She's one of those 'oh-so-deserving' rescues that really should have found a home by now. She's an easy going type of gal!
BabyJane has been with TLC since July of 2012 and is overdue in finding her own loving family. She is a very sweet girl and is not nippy or yappy. She is a true sweetheart who needs a nice home to spend her years in.
Chihuahua's are one of the longest living breeds and we have known some to go to 21 years. So this girl is really middle aged for a chihuahua, but people are used to large breeds not living as long and don't want a dog past their young adulthood.
Do you think you can give BabyJane that chance to be loved and cherished as a member of your family?
Please come to the shop to meet her today! She would love to belong to somebody.
Her profile can be seen here. Please help us share BabyJane's story so we can finally find her furever home!