UPDATE - 8 AUGUST 2016: Buttercup has seemed to blossom. She is very comfortable with me. She will curl up next to me on the sofa for a belly rub. And she always comes running when I get home from work. We enjoy our walks and she has been doing so much better. She won’t try to run when we see people in their yards. However, kids seem to scare her. But for the most part she will just sniff and go about her business.
Buttercup does keep her crate dry except on those rare occasions when we are gone longer than planned. She is pretty much housebroken but you need to watch the signals.
She is still apprehensive of my husband. But in time I am hoping she will come around.
Buttercup needs someone with a lot of patience who can help her be the sweet girl that I know she can be. She is very loving once she knows she can trust you.
23 JUNE 2016: Buttercup has been with me for a little over 2 months. She came to me a very scared, timid little girl. She is especially afraid of my husband. On the plus side she gets along great with my 2 beagle boys. She will curl up next to my old guy and sleep by him. She definitely will do better with another dog in the household. It’s a comfort thing for her.
It has taken her awhile to get comfortable with me. She is actually happy to see me when I get home from work and comes running. She has been getting better about dropping down to the floor when I go to pet her. Sometimes she will stay standing. And she even gives me kisses on occasion. I even got her to take treats from me. You can tell she wants to be loved but needs to learn to trust.
We go for walks almost every day. At first she was very anxious, almost running. Especially if she saw people or kids. But now she seems to enjoy them more. She actually stops and sniffs and she will potty if she has to. She still gets spooked if she sees or hears something but not as bad as at first. It’s the same as when she is in our yard. If she sees neighbors outside, she wants to run back inside.
Buttercup does keep her crate clean all day. She does have occasional accidents in the house, usually because she is scared. But for the most part she does her business outside.
22 MAY 2016: Buttercup is a shy gal and is still settling into her foster home. A more detailed update will be posted once she is feeling more comfortable.
Original info: Buttercup is a 2- to 3-year-old, small female that is friendly but submissive. She gets along great with other dogs and was a stray in West Virginia, so her history is unknown. Stay tuned as we get to know Buttercup better!