Where do we start with Esperanza? A good Samaritan spotted this gal under an over-pass exit ramp. It took the help of Maricopa County Animal Control to catch her. Espi was in dire need of medical help. She had numerous large and infected mammary gland tumors, was skin and bones and terrified. Espi under went major surgery...TWICE....and the vet not only removed the large tumors that lined her belly, we also learned that her uterus was stretched and torn beyond recognition. It has been nearly six months since this gal has been in our care and we feel it is time for Espi to continue her journey. Espi will need to find a loving, understanding family that has a quiet routine so she can continue to gain confidence. Espi does enjoy the company of other dogs and we feel she can learn from them. Mostly, she still needs time to warm up to people and settle into a routine that will allow her to trust. Espi is currently with her foster family and is becoming quite the couch potato. She increasingly enjoys human touch and loves to be in the company of humans. It is the quick movements, loud noises that will startle her. We think Espi will do great with a family that has kids, other animals but also allows her time to continue to heal. A consistent routine will benefit Espi. She will no doubt make a sweet, sweet companion. We estimate Espi to be about three years old, she is slight dog, about 45lbs. She is very sweet and has paid her dues. She deserves to be spoiled every single day she is on this earth. If you are interested in giving Esperanza the best home in the world, We anticipate that Espi will need to medically be monitored for future mammary gland tumors. If you can provide the loving home she needs, please take a moment to fill out an application: https://www.povertyspets.org/adoption-form . You will be contacted within 48-72 hours. $200 adoption donation.