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    Flame

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    Entered: 06/11/2014
    Status: Adopted
    Age: 1
    Color: Red/White
    Weight: 22 lbs.
    Gender: Altered Male
    Location: Louisa, VA
    Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for a UTI and ear infections complete
    Temperament: Shy around men and children, good with other dogs, okay with cats




    Flame's Story . . .
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    Original:  “Training will be easy with this beautiful boy because he is a fast learner and completely open to pleasing people.”
               

    When a Maryland breeding kennel decided to close, MAESSR stepped in to help with the placement of their dogs.  Flame was one of those dogs.
     
    Not having been out into the world in his short life, Flame is a bit overwhelmed by all the new things he has been encountering.  His foster mom is introducing him to new experiences as slowly as possible and so far he is doing very well.  This sweet little boy has already figured out how comfy the sofa can be and it has become his place to retreat when things get confusing.
     
    Coming from a kennel environment, Flame knows no commands, but he has found the pleasure of playing with toys and riding in the car.  His foster mom thinks that one perk of his background is that he doesn’t know what the trash can is so far!  So, there’s no trash diving or counter-surfing for this sweetie.  He will quickly learn the finer points of living inside a home since he is completely open to pleasing his people.  Flame has begun his housetraining, which is going well, as is his leash training. 
     
    Note that MAESSR only places puppies (even year old pups) 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 1 year old and younger to enroll their puppy in obedience classes within 60 days of adoption.  Flame will be a star pupil.
     
    This little guy is amendable to anything asked of him. He was an excellent patient during his vet visit even when the vet looked at his infected ears, gave him his vaccines, and got a urine sample.  He is receiving medication for his ear infections and for a urinary tract infection.  What a good boy, Flame!
     
    Flame gets along great with all the dogs in the household and is absolutely fascinated with the small children that live next door, although a little shy at first.  He lets them pet him and follows them around, checking out whatever they are doing.
     
    As he becomes more experienced in his new and exciting world, it is expected that this adaptable boy will fit into almost any home environment.  Watch for more on Flame as he explores the world and finds all the joyful things that are in store for him.