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Candy

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Entered: 04/21/2016
Status: Rainbow Bridge
Age: 10
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 45 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, deaf, suffering from right hip dysplasia, benefiting from thyroid and joint supplements,
Health Cont.: benefiting from medication for incontinence
Temperament: Good with people as young as 12 (younger unknown), good with other dogs, unknown with cats




Candy's Story . . .
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Original: “This is a good girl, although her foster mom says she is a VERY strong-minded old girl.”

This sweet senior came to MAESSR when her original owner from Pennsylvania passed away, and although Candy has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, she shows no discomfort from it.  Like many of us, Candy needed to lose some weight and has done just that since arriving in her foster home and receiving a thyroid supplement.
 
Candy also arrived with a severe urinary tract infection that has been cleared.  Although she is housetrained, a medication to aid with urinary incontinence is helping her occasional piddling problem.
 
The new girl in town is not crate trained but has full access to the house when her foster family is gone.  When her folks are home, she will bark if she cannot see them. During dinner, Candy would lie and bark at the family.  Her foster family has worked to eliminate this behavior. Otherwise, this good girl doesn’t dig, chew, submissively urinate, beg for food, counter-surf or jump on people and has no history of biting or snapping.
 
Candy has not received any training and doesn’t respond to commands since she is deaf, and, because of that deafness, although she walks well on leash and enjoys her walks, she cannot be trusted off leash.  Candy doesn’t recognize toys or balls and doesn’t know how to play with another dog.
 
On the road Candy rides well in the car, but sits on the back seat and shakes.  She does need help getting in the car.  At the groomers she was good except for needing a muzzle when having her feet trimmed.

This is a good girl, although her foster mom says she is a VERY strong-minded old girl.  Wouldn’t you like to spend these beautiful fall days teaching her to play and helping her learn hand signals (teach an old dog new tricks?)?