At 4 months old, Wynken, along with her brother Blynken, arrived to our Sanctuary from a local municipal shelter. The two were a part of a larger litter in a previous home that were all adopted out, however Blynken (more white fur on his face) and Wynken (more brown/black fur on her face) are much more under-socialized and have had a difficult time getting adopted. Our Companions was contacted by the municipal shelter to hopefully give them a more quiet, nurturing environment to become more socialized and happy. They arrived in September of 2023.
Wynken is definitely the outgoing one of the pair, but is still pretty fearful of people and noises. Staff will sit outside their door with it cracked open and toss a wand toy around for them, and he comes out almost immediately to play- which is great! He doesn’t shy away as much as Blynken so maybe he’ll be a good support system for her. Staff is also working on more frequent and shorter visits, such as going in and putting down a treat and leaving. This is helping them become more familiar with people entering and exiting their room, but not staying too long to overwhelm them.