LIKES ~ Honey likes sitting
DISLIKES ~ Honey dislikes groups of people, especially when they get too close to her.
We heard about Honey through a friend of the sanctuary. Our friend, part of the wolf-dog rescue network, desperately wanted to save Honey but she wasn’t sure yet where she could find permanent sanctuary. Leyton agreed to help by going to pull Honey from the shelter and bringing her to Wild Spirit until a permanent home became available. He and Crystal drove to Las Vegas and met the shelter staff who had been caring for Honey. Countless dogs filled the kennels and cages at the shelter, barking and begging for homes. In the midst of it all, poor Honey was terrified. Although she was not social, a few staff members could handle Honey when necessary and with their help, she was loaded into the van and brought to Wild Spirit.
Upon arriving at Wild Spirit, Honey was placed in a temporary habitat complete with a roof. Good thing that roof was there! Within minutes she was looking for an escape route, even hanging from the ceiling by her nails and teeth. Our hearts filled with sympathy and we left her in peace to settle in.
Since Honey’s arrival, it’s become clear to the Wild Spirit staff that the best thing for this poor girl is consistency, gentle care, and a safe, permanent home where she can grow into herself and eventually relax. Although our initial plans were to be a temporary home for Honey, we’ve decided she is with us to stay, because we are confident we can provide the things she needs to live a happy, full life. Although Honey is still nervous and still living alone, we have high hopes that she will pair well with Draco, a rescue who arrived after Honey in 2017. Like Honey, he could also use a friend of his own kind. WSWS staff is working hard to upgrade Draco’s habitat to make it Honey-proof (her history and escape efforts have given us reason to be cautious), and when the space is ready, we’ll give these two lonely hearts a chance to meet.