Poncho has lived his whole life in a puppy mill. When they decided to stop producing puppies, they took all their dogs out to the county and just let them go. He is one of the few lucky ones that survived. HeÂs very shy and heÂs very afraid of being touched. He will cower in the back of his crate if you go to remove him for a potty break or even to show him love. We are working on showing him what a loving home is and that he doesnÂt have to be afraid anymore. He will need a lot of work in that department, but he is showing signs of happiness. He started wagging his tail and giving fingertip kisses after 3 days in Foster Care. It will take time, but he deserves it after what he has been through. He is not housebroken as he never learned anything about potty training during his time at the mill. He does well in a crate and loves to be outside. IÂm sure it may very well be the first time in his life he got to run free on actual grass and dirt. Update: Poncho has been working really hard at being part of the family. He will follow you from room to room and doesnÂt like to let you out of his sight. He may be afraid that if he canÂt see you or doesnÂt know where you are that you may have left him. He needs that security right now. He does well if heÂs crated when alone as he seems to understand you will be back. He has learned to climb the little stairs by our bed, but it took a lot of coaxing and helping show him how. He is now dancing and seeking attention, but does shy away when you go to give it. He is also getting much better at his housebreaking. It will take a lot more work, but in the end you would never know he was from a puppy mill. He is neutered, up to date on his vaccination and has a microchip. If you're interested in adopting him, please go to www.furangelsas.org and fill out our online application.