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Faith 4

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Entered: 10/26/2017
Status: Adopted
Age: 4 months; Born 08/24/2017
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 17 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: Receiving puppy shots according to schedule, surgery for a congenital heart condition (PDA) pending
Temperament: Good with people of all ages, good with other dogs, probably fine with cats




Faith 4's Story . . .
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Original: Faith will have her surgery on January 24, 2018.  After that she will have a clean bill of health and should enjoy a long, active life with her forever family.”

Little Bit and her five puppies ... Faith, Willow, Bonnie, Bentley, and Mia ... came to MAESSR when their Tennessee owner started having financial issues.  He loved his Springer mama and her pups, but knew MAESSR would find them homes where they would be loved and receive good care.

Faith is a very active, happy puppy.  This little girl loves playing with her siblings and the resident dogs.  When she is not playing, she loves to cuddle with her foster mom and dad. 

Her foster parents are working on her socialization, housetraining, crate training, house manners, and walking nicely on a leash.  They proudly report Faith is doing very well in all of these areas!  She even knows some basic commands.  What a quick learner!

Please note 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.  Faith will be a star pupil.
 
Faith’s vet discovered that she has a congenital heart defect called Persistent Ductus Arteriosus or PDA.  This condition occurs when the connection between the pulmonary artery and the aorta does not close naturally after birth as it should.  Puppies with this condition have the potential to develop congestive heart failure at a very young age.  If untreated, most puppies with PDA do not survive past two years.  Fortunately, PDA is a repairable condition requiring a surgical procedure to close the connection between the two vessels.  Faith will have her surgery on January 24, 2018.  After that she will have a clean bill of health and should enjoy a long, active life with her forever family.
 
Please keep sweet Faith in your prayers and watch for news on her recuperation.