How long have you had them? If it's been a short time, it may be that she just needs some time to relax, settle in, and adjust. I use to work with the GR Rescue I got my girl from, some dogs take longer than others while some fit right in without any time needed. That was the case with my boy that I adopted, it was like he'd always been with us. It was not the case for my girl.
My girl had a very long journey, she was not socialized, had been abused both physically and verbally, possibly by a male as she is afraid of most men. She has come a very very long way, however, she will never be 100%, her emotional scars are too deep. It took a lot of time, patience and love to get her where she is today-she will always need to be with another dog and your girl sounds like she may need to be also. Working with a trainer and/or behaviorist would also help boost her confidence. I found a really good trainer/behaviorist to work with my girl, a female.
You said you were retired and living in MX? Are you originally from MX? The reason I ask is my husband and I have often talked about retiring to another Country such as Panama or maybe Costa Rico. The only draw back we have is the available Vet care, our dogs would definitely go with us. Outside of that concern, I think we'd already be gone.
Thanks Carolina Mom. This girl was so filthy when they brought her by truck to Guadalajara, they had to remove most of her warm undercoat. She has definitely been abused, by whom I don't know. Her brother was shaved from halfway down his back onto his tummy.
We have had them about 10 days now, and they are pretty relaxed with us, except the girl, Kiki has lapses. Today is a good day.
Here are their pictures taken some time ago, probably when they were first found. AdoptaUnAmigo.org - KIKI Y HARRY
Kiki is the darker one on the left. Her brother whose name is now Professor Henry Lucas, after my father, is the more feminine looking one on the right.
I am originally from Canada, and my husband from England. He has lived in Spain, Canada and now Mexico. I was always in Toronto Canada before moving here.
The vets here are phenomenal. Our vet whose name is Jesús is loved by almost all dogs. When our girl died last June, he came to the house, and put her to sleep. She is now sleeping in our garden. After her death he played my husband's guitar for an hour while we toasted Georgie girl with tequila. It helped. Georgie was his model for advertisements.
We moved here 13 years ago, and only visit Canada every few years. We love Mexico, and I'm considering becoming a citizen of this rapidly developing country. I can assure you the shopping is great, the weather is warm, and we live in a beautiful area surrounded by flowers all year long. Our kids come here to visit. Now it's the grandkids on spring break and the baby Emma now 13 lives with us for a month every summer.