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Entered: 04/25/2013
Status: Adopted
Age: 8
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 70 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Louisa, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, benefiting from an inexpensive medication to adjust thyroid levels,
Health Cont.: beginning a supplement and medication to manage arthritis
Temperament: Good with children as young as 12, good with other dogs, cats unknown




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Dora
2's Story . . .
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Update 07/29/2013:  "Miss Dora is adjusting well to her new foster home and is steadily losing weight."
 
Miss Dora is adjusting well to her new foster home and is steadily losing weight.  This results in longer walks and big happy Springer dances.  Her foster mom has found her to be an absolute delight.  Dora has no bad habits and great house manners.  What more could one ask for?  The only thing she hates is having her picture taken.  Anytime a camera comes out Dora will “run” to her crate and will not come out until she is sure that horrible thing is gone. Very funny!
 
Dora does love her crate and prefers to sleep in it at night beside her foster mom’s bed.  When she wants to nap, that is where she usually can be found.  
 
Just last week Dora started taking an interest in toys; well, one big blue rubber bone. She will roll it across the floor to her foster mom, waiting with wiggly butt until her mom throws it for her.  After a few times of this activity it is time to play “keep away,” then off to take a short nap.  And yes, the bone goes to bed with her!  After all, a girl must take good care of her “things.”
 
This sweet girl is ready for her forever home and the chance to be a devoted companion.  She is low maintenance and very loving.  Although she gets along well with other dogs, she would be happy being the only one taking care of her people!

Update 06/27/2013:  "With time for her thyroid meds to reach a beneficial level in her system, she is slowly losing weight."  

Dora continues to do well in her foster home.  With time for her thyroid meds to reach a beneficial level in her system, she is slowly losing weight.  So far……3 pounds!  At her last vet check, it was determined that she has some arthritis in her spine.  To help with this, she was started on a joint supplement and some pain medication.  Dora is now feeling much better and is moving around more.  This will help her continue to lose weight too. 

This sweet girl just wants a family of her own and someone to love her.  She could slip so easily into many homes, bringing immediate companionship to all around her.  If a resident doggie enjoys having a pal close by when his people are away, Dora would be there for him.  If a 2-footed family member is home much of the day alone, Dora would be there for that one too.  She needs people who will mind after her basic health needs but really has no special requirements.  She takes her daily meds with ease and enjoys light exercise but doesn’t mind if she misses a day every now and then.  She’ll be a happy girl every time she’s included in a family outing, especially if a car ride is involved.  Ask about meeting Miss Dora.  She’d love to ride home with you too!

Original:  "Dora is currently receiving thyroid supplements which, combined with a walking program begun by her foster dad, should help her regain her svelte figure and ease the danger to her joints."

Dora’s owners relinquished her to a rural Virginia shelter since they wanted to travel more and did not want to have to deal with her. MAESSR was called in to help this lovely lady.

At 82 pounds Dora is definitely a “Rubenesque” Springer! She is currently receiving thyroid supplements which, combined with a walking program begun by her foster dad, should help her regain her svelte figure and ease the danger to her joints. Her foster parents report that Dora is a nice walking partner who walks very well on a leash.

Understandably, Dora was very scared when she first arrived at her foster home, but has settled in nicely. She is totally housetrained and has great house manners. She is crate trained, but has free roam of her foster home when her folks are at work. This curious gal likes to know what’s going on in her house, but will also go sleep in her crate when there is too much activity for her. Good girl, Dora!

Recent vet and grooming visits brought out the best in this sweet and loving girl. She was delighted with all of the attention she was receiving and that was fine with her! Also, to go to both locations, Dora got to ride in the car.......something she loves to do!

Dora is looking for a home where her people will continue her exercise program and give her lots of love and attention. Are you the wonderful family waiting for MAESSR’s fantastic Dora?