HI. My name is Onyx. I hear people say sometimes I have issues, and some people are scared of me. I guess I can see their point. I was around a year when I thought I had a home and I was sent up north to go to a family. I loved everybody before I went. I loved babies, kids, men, women, and it didn’t matter what shape or size they were. I just loved everybody. It didn’t work out in my home and no one knows why. But when I came back, I didn’t like kids or men anymore. I can’t talk, I can’t tell you my story. Trust me, if I could tell you, I would let you what happened to me to make me so scared.

It’s not all men, I warm up to them over time. Us shelter dogs aren’t perfect, but who is? Right? I just want a home, with a family. I don’t like people I don’t know coming near my kennel. I am not mean even though I might look like it when I am protecting my space. But that kennel is the only thing in this world that is mine, and I want to protect it. You can understand that, right?

I am scared of sudden movements, so at night at the beginning it might be best to crate me until I got used to all the sounds that come with having a new home. I don’t know how long that can take, but somewhere I heard that it could take up to three months or maybe more for a dog to get used to its new home and finally feel like we belong. I don’t know if that is true, but it doesn’t hurt to find out.

You can fill out an application to adopt me, that wouldn’t hurt either. You can come meet me and see. I get along with most female dogs, but I don’t get along with male dogs. You don’t get along with everyone either, am I right? So, go to the website right away and fill out an application. I hope to see you soon.

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Phone: (828) 287-7338

380 U.S. 221 N 

Rutherfordton, NC 28139

Updated June of 2020

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