Accepting applications starting 02/24/2020
Minnie is currently being treated for what is thought to be a UTI and will be finished with a course of antibiotics by 02/24/20 and available for adoption at thattime.
Minnie is a little trooper. Found roaming the streets in Gallup, New Mexico along with her brother Max, she was brought into the local shelter in pretty rough shape. She was limping badly and thought to have a broken wrist for which she was splinted on what turned out to be the wrong place on her leg. Upon arrival to the Denver area on January 27th, it was discovered that she actually had a broken elbow on her right front leg, which had already been healing the wrong way for some time. She required a complex surgery to repair her elbow with titanium pins. She's been recuperating and gaining strength in her foster home in Broomfield. She has a very mellow, present personality and a sweetness that melts your heart.
When she first arrivedat her foster home she was scaredof her foster siblings and guarding her food quite assertively. In the two short weeks she's been in this home, she's learned a handful of simple commands, (i.e. sit, stay, leave it, down)and now shares very nicely with her siblings. She's slept in the crate every night without so much as a whimper and doesjust fine during the day when left in there for short stints. If she needs to go potty, she's stands at the back door. She's had no accidents. She's a quick study! She's still not sure what to make of her cat siblingsso, for the time being, a home without kitties might be best, though she does drop her interest when asked to "leave it". She anticipates direction and definitely seeks approval and snuggles from her human foster family and they love to give it to her! All of the vets and veterinary staff she's visited with have remarked what a wonderful, easy little patient she's been.
With time, her leg should heal to be like new, but for now she'll need shorter walks/hikes and some minimal, at home, stretching therapy to keep her leg flexible. Though she came in with her brother, she might be better suited to the company of a calmer character for a playmate. Her brother Max is very high energy and a little bit too rough and tumble with his sister. A dog friend in her adoptive home would be the best situation though,as she has not been without her bother's company for these first 7 1/2 months of her life. She hasbecome quickly attached to her foster doggie sisters, so she'll have no problem bonding with new friends. The opportunity to meet young kids has not come up in her situation, so that's an unknown at this point. She is a precious little sprite, eager to love and be loved and will be a loyal companion to her lucky adopter!... More >