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Bailey 26

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Entered: 10/24/2015
Status: Adopted
Age: 5
Color: Black/White
Weight: 60 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Galloway, NJ
Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for skin infections complete, benefiting from medication for low thyroid
Health Cont.: condition
Temperament: Good with adults, unknown with children, good with other dogs, unknown with cats

Bailey 26's Story . . .

Update 12/11/2015:  “Mr. B  has the heart of a lion and, when he wants to snuggle, he thinks he is much smaller than his true size; with all of his sixty pounds, he tries to climb up into his foster mom’s lap and curl into a ball.”
Bailey has blossomed and there is much to share about him.  When he first arrived, he would not eat and looked so depressed that everyone thought he was an old dog.  Now he is learning how to play and prance and is so happy to see his foster mom when she comes home.  He is great with the 3 dogs in his home; his only issue is that when he wants to snuggle, his family is afraid he will crush the mini dachshund!
Bailey spent his first two weeks in a tiled sun room with only one accident, possibly due to the medication he was on and the excessive water intake.  Now he is out with the other dogs in the house all day and is fine with just the mid-day potty break they all share.
This lucky guy’s foster mom was concerned about the hair regrowth but now sees the fuzz coming in all over his body and is optimistic that he will have a full recovery of a beautiful coat. The inexpensive thyroid medication he takes twice a day, since he was off the charts low, and the treatment for his skin infections have made all the difference in the world in him. 
Bailey continues to be HORRIBLE about getting in the car when leaving his new house but, on the way home, he jumps right in.  When the car door is opened in the driveway, he flies into the garage to go in the house....could be he is afraid he is being taken back to his old life.
Mr. B  has the heart of a lion and, when he wants to snuggle, he thinks he is much smaller than his true size; with all of his sixty pounds, he tries to climb up into his foster mom’s lap and curl into a ball.  He is a smart boy and will need the training he missed in his early years.  A very lucky family will have the opportunity to bond with Bailey and enjoy his lap dog imitation when they are at home.

Original:  “Bailey is not interested in toys at all; he would much rather sink his head into his person’s lap and give kisses.”

Bailey came into rescue from a New Jersey shelter.  He was obviously loved, but his owner had mental health challenges that interfered with Bailey getting the required care to be healthy.  The shelter staff reached out to MAESSR to help this boy get the medical attention he needs.  Bailey will get that and more with a loving new home.
This calm, patient boy is currently under vet care to treat the rampant yeast infections and his low thyroid condition, which combined, have caused his hair loss.  He is getting medicated baths several times per week and other skin treatments to help his body begin to recover.  Through it all he has been very sweet and accepting of the care.  He was great at the vet and tolerated the poking and prodding, remaining cooperative all the while.   He will be given his vaccinations and neutered when the skin infections clear.
During his first few days in foster care, Bailey just looked depressed and scared.  What a difference a week and some medications have made!  He is beginning to be a bit more animated and has learned about the cookie jar and will randomly demand a cookie. 
Bailey has not been around any children but is very welcoming to new people he has met.  He has not seen cats but was frightened to death of the Dachshund in his foster home.  Bailey is getting braver and trying to check him out now.  He gives the resident dogs their space and stays in the sunroom with one of them while no one is home.
Bailey is learning many new things but has a way to go.  He is very strong and can pull on a leash.  When he does not want to go into the car or into a place he is unsure of, Bailey becomes a 100 pound anchor!  His foster mom has learned all kind of new tricks to teach him it is good to get into the car and now he gets out without any problem.
Housetrained, Bailey will indicate he has to go out, but waits until his people walk out the door first.  He does not like the crate and it took two people to get him in one at the grooming shop.  However, once in, he is well-behaved.  The first few nights in foster care were tough for him in trying to figure out the sleep schedule.  He was not happy being left downstairs in the sunroom and made that very clear.  Now, he sleeps on a big dog bed next to his foster mom's bed.  If he had the chance, Bailey would trash pick, but he is not given that opportunity.  He wants to get on the couch but listens to “no” and gets down.  Bailey is not interested in toys at all; he would much rather sink his head into his person’s lap and give kisses. When it comes to eating, Bailey has been rather finicky so his foster home is working on making meals more enticing.
Please watch for more news on Bailey as he regains his health and re-grows his coat!