MURPHYSBORO (WSIL) -- Meet Josephine. A two year old lab mix looking for her "Furever Home."
"She's very very shy but she's as sweet as can be," says Diane Daugherty, President of the Board at Saint Francis CARE.
Josephine is one of Saint Francis CARE's longest residents and has been at the shelter for 113 days.
"She came in from another shelter because she was heartworm positive and so she's been treated for that. She's very healthy now. She's only 24 pounds. Although I think she's gained a little weight since that 24," states Daugherty.
Daugherty says Josephine is a bit timid and takes some time to warm up to new people. "She probably hasn't had a great life and so she has to earn your trust and then I think she'll be a wonderful companion dog that will walk and play and be fine. But as anybody would that's had not so good of life she's not very trusting."
Daugherty says since Josephine is still young she should adapt easily. It will just take patience. "I would probably have her own kennel, her own crate, that's her space. Just spend time with her so she know that you're okay and give her lots of love and treats. Sit with her on the couch but give her, her space to go back to."
Josephine's adoption fee is $75. She's up to date on shots, spayed and microchipped.
"Who knows what her life was before she came here because she's sweet. She just needs a little bit of love and attention. She definitely needs a good home because she deserves it," adds Daugherty.
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