Blossom came to us as a stray from the Marion County Iowa area. She was found at the end of a boat ramp, by a caring fisherman. The finder believes he saw a person walking this dog on a leash before she was found. Unfortunately, we believe Blossom was dumped. She was completely matted with (still what seemed to be) winter fur and cockle burrs. Her matts were so extensive that she had to be given a sedative before she was shaved. She also needs to put on quite a few pounds! After all that Blossom has gone through, she shows us a sweet personality. She is at the front of her kennel now, when new people approach, but she is still timid. She will walk a short distance on a leash with us, but she likes to go between our legs. She seems to feel safe there. Blossom will be traveling to Iowa State on October 31 to be spayed and have a thorough exam. We hope that by then she will have gained a few pounds, will be I little more trusting and ready for adoption. We encourage potential adopters to visit Blossom, as she will benefit from loving and gentle interaction! Blossom's adoption fee will be $100. The fee includes spay, microchip, current on all vaccinations, current flea treat and current deworming.