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Entered: 06/14/2014
Status: Adopted
Age: 8
Color: Liver/White/Tan
Weight: 40 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, Lyme+ but asymptomatic with treatment complete, treatment for UTI complete, treatment for
Health Cont.: intestinal worms and ear infection complete, one tooth extracted
Temperament: Good with people as young as 6 (younger unknown), good with other dogs, cats unknown

Diadem's Story . . .
Original: “Miss Dee is a sweet, sweet girl…and that is a quote from the vet!”

When a kennel in Maryland closed, MAESSR stepped in to help place the dogs in forever homes.  The charming cutie, Diadem, is now a MAESSR girl.

Miss Dee is a sweet, sweet girl…and that is a quote from the vet!  Her foster mom agrees that she is really such a wonderful girl.  If forced to find one negative thing to say about Dee, her foster mom would mention that being crated is not to Dee’s liking.  Spending time in the crate will cause Dee to bark.  Since she has great house manners and doesn’t bother a thing, her distaste for the crate is not a big deal.  Dee must have decided that it’s no fun being separated from her people!

This housetrained girl is very gentle with adults and children alike.  Sleeping in her foster parent’s bed is a real joy to her.  Since Dee wants to spend as much time with her people as possible, she enjoys riding in the car with them and going for walks.  While she rides great in the car, her foster family is working on her leash-walking skills which could use a little fine tuning.  Living in a foster home with several other dogs is no problem for Dee as she is great with all of them.

Dee is currently being treated for a urinary tract infection.  Although she tested positive for Lyme, she is asymptomatic. When her UTI treatment is complete, she will receive a precautionary Lyme treatment.  Her ear infections have been treated and her ears seem to be in good shape now.  She has two more rounds of treatment for worms.  Dee was recently spayed; while under anesthesia, a tooth was extracted.  It won’t be long before she’s in tip top shape.

Dee’s goal in life is to love and be loved.  If you’re looking for a sweetie to cuddle up with and love on, Dee is your girl!