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Entered: 12/31/2017
Status: Adopted
Age: 2; Born 07/01/2015
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 34 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for UTI complete, on supplement for anxiety
Temperament: Good with people as young as 12 (younger unknown), good with other dogs most of the time, not good with cats

Elsie's Story . . .

Original:  “Her foster mom feels that she should be placed as an only dog.  She really wants to be a princess...and is pretty enough to be one!”

Elsie (aka Eleanor Noseevelt) came to MAESSR as a result of having repeated fights with the other female Springer in her Pennsylvania home.  The family had adopted Elsie from their sister whose work schedule had changed to include extensive travel.  Unfortunately for everyone, it was not a good fit with the current Springer.
Although very sweet, Elsie was timid and anxious when she came to her foster home.  She was started on an inexpensive supplement that has really helped her anxiety.
This pretty girl has made great improvement interacting with other dogs.  She reacts to another dog being in her space much less often now.  She can frequently be found playing with the other dogs in her foster home too.  However, her foster mom feels that she should be placed as an only dog.  She really wants to be a princess...and is pretty enough to be one!
Elsie loves people.  Her foster mom believes Elsie would be fine becoming a part of a family with children even though this pup has had limited exposure to kids.  Elsie has all of the earmarks of a great companion: she is good on the leash, knows lots of commands, enjoys a ride in the car, loves to run and play, and is eager to learn.
Princess Elsie knows the basics and the finer points about living with a family.  She is crate trained and housetrained and always displays proper house manners.  Always wanting to look her best, Elsie loves to have her teeth brushed and is excellent for grooming.
Is your family ready for a royal addition?  Invite Elsie into your hearts and home!