She has spent all four years of her life on the end of a chain at an Indian reservation. No one was there to bring her inside during storms, to tell her she was a good dog or to take her on a car ride. She survived on scraps of food that sometimes were left within her reach.
No one ever named her. They just called her "shunka sapa" (Lakota for dog). When she was rescued from the reservation she was thin and dehydrated. When she was rescued from that chain what we found was not a scared, sad dog but instead a dog who was grateful and happy and ready to start a new life.
Now named Sioux ("Sue"), she is well leashed trained, sits on command and loves attention. She gets along well with dogs and cats. She is scared when crated- after being kept on a chain for four years, she certainly doesn't want to be 'forgotten' again. She has memories of starving so she will not share her food with other animals but is not aggressive toward people about it.
Sioux thinks life is pretty good now...she has no idea how much better life will be when someone takes her home! Talk to her friends at Stillwater Animal Welfare if you think you can give her the wonderful happy ending she deserves.