10/23/2013 at 03:00 PM EDT
It's Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month
and in honor of the wonderful rescue dogs out there, we're introducing you to pets-in-waiting all throughout October. Today, we'd like you to meet Daisy
, a Great Pyrenees mix with a gentle soul.
Sadly, the 4-year-old has not had an easy life. "She was originally owned by a family that kept her in an outside pen," says Grace Kelly, owner of Finding Shelter
, a rescue based in Norristown, Pa. "They wanted her to be a working farm dog. She was expected to be a herder."
When that didn't work out, the family sold her to another one, who put her on an outside chain for two months. "They finally dropped her off at a local shelter because they said she wasn't friendly to their other dogs," says Kelly.
The shelter did its best with Daisy, even putting her in a space normally reserved for several dogs at a time to accommodate her need for space. But when no one adopted her, time began running out. The shelter sent out a list of all the dogs in danger of being euthanized to several rescues, including Kelly's, who decided to take her in.
"They said she was an exceptionally nice dog; so sweet and gentle," says Kelly, "but she kept getting overlooked because she didn't like other animals."
Two months later, Kelly is still searching for the right home for Daisy, who simply "wants to cuddle with you and sit by your feet. She wants hugs." The ideal living situation for the pooch would be an adults-only home with no other animals. Daisy's both crate trained and housebroken.
If this affectionate pup sounds like the right dog for you, fill out an application
to meet last week's adoptable pet, Scruffy.
Adopting a pet is an amazing experience – and a big decision! Before bringing a pet into your home it's important to consider your family circumstances and do your research on breeds.