The Keeshond is generally a cheerful, people-oriented dog. Bred for centuries as a companion, the Keeshond’s job is to be someone’s friend. Those of us who are lucky enough to live with Kees are very spoiled by our happy, good-natured dogs!

Then, there’s Rosie… At 15 months old, this very gentle Keesie girl is just terrified. We’re not sure what went wrong for her in her short life before coming to BARK. It’s clear that she was badly mistreated. Only in survivors of puppy mills have we met a Keeshond so fearful!

Rosie is a girl who needs very special management. Her foster family is giving her a calm environment to relax in, and they’re gradually teaching her that she’s safe and she can trust them — nothing bad is going to happen to her. She spends a lot of time in her crate in the dining room, where she feels safe. Alowly, she’s beginning to be less afraid, and to show us her bouncy, playful inner Keeshond. She’s adorable when she play bows and prances and wags her tail! She wants so much to be loved and happy!

We’re looking forward to the day when she’s recovered enough for a car ride to meet the awesome trainers at Tug Dogs. They specialize in helping fearful dogs like Rosie, and know how to encourage her to recover more quickly.

In the meantime, it really helps that she likes dogs. The other dogs in her foster home are showing her that she doesn’t need to be afraid of everything.

Fortunately, the Keeshond is a resilient breed. With time and patience, Rosie will rediscover her cheerful Keeshond personality, and be able to enjoy a happy life

We’re calling her Rosie. Rosie Posy… because we expect her to blossom.