Name: Flash (aka Flashy Dashy)
Age: 7 years old, female
Sled dog name: unknown
Age at adoption: currently in foster
Adopted from: currently fostering for Victoria Humane Society, since March 2017
Coat - single/double: double
Likes: to play with other dogs
Sleeping locations: behind the sofa during the day, or outside on the deck
Off-leash time: no
Escaped or lost?: yes, 7 times - longest 2 days, shortest 10 minutes
Medical conditions: no
Spayed/Neutered at adoption: no, but has since been spayed
Known history: not much
More retired sled dog stories at: wendynesbitt.com/retiredsleddogs
photographed December 27, 2017
This dog tears at my heartstrings. She's so so fearful, but she doesn't seem to want to be.
Most of the super fearful dogs photographed in this project came from the same kennel -I've heard some stories, and if they're true, it makes sense that they have such serious trust issues. That they are so scared.
For Flashy to actually look at me is a win. At her house, on walks, and in my studio this day. At the studio she wouldn't look at me when she stood in position, but she did hang on the 'sleddie sofa' and I managed to catch a pose.
Flashy is sporting a GPS collar - it's come in handy, so on it stays.