Mecca arrived at the shelter when we were picking up other dogs. Our intake volunteer returned to spend time with Mecca and decided to choose her. She knew Mecca was shy, but we figured Mecca would become more outgoing and confident with time. Unfortunately, Mecca’s original owners were not nice, so Mecca remains cautious around new people and circumstances. Mecca’s future person will need to understand her “fight-or-flight” instinct — meaning “get away from me” behavior based in fear — and not subject Mecca to new things outside her comfort zone without an introductory plan…or simply avoid circumstances that might scare Mecca.
This is not to say that Mecca can’t be a wonderful pet and enjoy life’s pleasures. She has had boat rides in her life and loved them, and she also is a natural for agility, which could be fulfilled by obtaining an agility kit or improvising jumps, etc. Mecca happily responds to TLC and would work for someone with a quiet life in a home with a fenced yard. Mecca has been around other dogs and plays with them, so perhaps a dog friend would work (we’d have to introduce them, of course). As for children or grandchildren, they would likely make Mecca nervous.
We show Mecca through private appointments, after receiving an application for her. If you think Mecca is the dog for you, be sure to email us with any questions first! To see Mecca on YouTube, click the following link: http://youtu.be/9YfG8wHN9h8
For more information on Mecca, or any of the other wonderful DAWG dogs, please submit an online application. There is no obligation. Once your application is received, a DAWG volunteer will contact you.