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    Chloe 12

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    Entered: 06/24/2015
    Status: Adopted
    Age: 1
    Color: Liver/White
    Weight: 36 lbs.
    Gender: Altered Female
    Location: Bumpass, VA
    Health: UTD, HW-, gaining to a healthy weight, otherwise in excellent health
    Temperament: Good with people as young as two years old, good with other dogs, good with cats




    Chloe 12's Story . . .
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    Original:  “And, if lucky, when she is fetching her toy, they just might witness her 'gazelle leap' that features all four legs in the air.  This is a beautiful sight to see!"

    Chloe is her name and fetch is her game!  And run and fetch…and swim and fetch…and dive into the lake and fetch…and fetch again as long as she has someone to throw her toys!  This very intelligent bundle of energy was originally given to an 85 year old woman in Virginia as a puppy.  It became clear to her rather quickly that a bouncy Springer puppy was more than she could handle!  Chloe was then passed among a couple of relatives’ families where she never quite fit in due parents’ worries about young children or older dogs that wouldn’t accept her. The decision was made to contact MAESSR to help Chloe find the perfect forever home that she deserves.
     
    Aside from being five to seven pounds underweight, this girl is in great shape.  Her attitude towards others is great, too.  That includes the three resident dogs and four resident cats in her foster home.  In fact, she nuzzles one of the felines and the love is returned in kind.  This girl would fit into most homes as she’s terrific with children from two years olds to teens.  They can hug her and pet her and she really enjoys it. Of course, Chloe would prefer that they throw a toy for her so she can fetch it!
     
    For now, Chloe is fed in a separate room from the resident dogs; however, in the near future she will begin to eat along with her canine pals.  She does not guard her food; her foster parents can move her food dish or take it away while she is eating without a peep from her.  Of course, it is given right back to her and she is fine with that.
     
    Chloe is housetrained rather well but she might have an occasional accident if she’s left inside too long.  She was unfamiliar with the crate but has crate trained herself very well; she willingly goes into her crate on command.  Good girl!  Chloe also knows the commands “sit,” “come,” and “stay,” although she needs a little practice on that last one.  She’s allowed to run loose in the yard with no fences and, if she wanders out of the yard, she returns immediately when she hears the “come” command.  A novice counter-surfer, Chloe is learning quickly under the tutelage of her much older foster brother.  There’s a “no jumping on furniture” policy at her foster home and Chloe does quite well observing this rule…unless she tries a quick sneak onto the couch.  A stern “UH-UH, NO” convinces her to stay on the floor.
     
    Calling Chloe a bundle of energy is an understatement!  If you knew Chloe like her foster folks know Chloe, you would understand.  She is a very happy Springer and her docked tail wags a hundred miles an hour!  Even if she goes outside alone, she runs and runs the full width of the yard.  And, if lucky, when she is fetching her toy, they just might witness her “gazelle leap” that features all four legs in the air.  This is a beautiful sight to see!
     
    Displaying her wonderful temperament, Chloe had no problems whatsoever at the vet’s office even though she was poked at, legs stretched, and ears checked.  She was told to calm down so she could be weighed or examined and she responded extremely well.  Great behavior also was in order at the groomer where she received the full spa treatment.  In short, Chloe is a people-lover!
     
    Chloe was quite good when she was driven to her foster home and she continues to learn proper car manners. She pulls a little while on a leash, but this is improving.  While she loves her toys, this good girl does not guard them.  She plays fetch with one of the resident dogs and, whichever dog gets the ball first, the other will back off and not try to get it.  She amicably shares her toys with one of the resident dogs.  When it comes to meeting new humans, Chloe greets them with her tail wagging fast …very fast!  Unless encouraged to do so, she does not jump up on people when greeting them.
     
    Chloe still is very much a puppy.  It is important for potential adopters to understand that MAESSR only places puppies in homes that are committed to training and bonding with the pup in obedience classes.  Puppies require a lot of care, attention, and patience, and they do chew on things!  The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.  To reinforce this commitment, MAESSR requires all adopters of dogs one year old and younger to enroll their puppy in obedience classes within 60 days of adoption.
     
    Once this little girl puts on some necessary weight, she’ll be ready for her forever home.  Essential to her happiness will be a good yard to play in, lots of activity, and maybe another playful canine companion.  Can’t you just see Chloe fitting in to your family?