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    Fuji

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    Entered: 08/27/2013
    Status: Adopted
    Age: 0
    Color: Black/White
    Weight: 7 lbs.
    Gender: Altered Female
    Location: Goochland, VA
    Health: On schedule with vaccinations, treatment for giardia complete
    Temperament: Puppy Sweet!




     
    Fuji's Story . . .
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    Original:  She’s feisty and fun to play with!”
     
    When it came time to whelp, Tilly 3 was underweight and homeless.  Fortunately, a Good Samaritan spotted the family and took them to a West Virginia shelter when the newborns were 3 days old.  Since the shelter had no nursery, the family was housed with the general population.  As soon as MAESSR learned of their plight, assistance was offered and graciously accepted.
     
    After several weeks in foster care, Tilly’s little ones passed a mini-milestone …………all were finally weaned.  It took Tilly a little longer to accomplish this than many momma dogs but only because all the puppies in her mixed-breed litter were the “apples of her eye.”  As a nod to Tilly’s devotion and in the spirit of the fall season, naming Fuji and her siblings after apple varieties seemed perfectly fitting.
     
    From the beginning Fuji has been the most adventuresome of the litter.  She was the first to prod her siblings for play, the first to scale the walls of the nest to see what was on the other side, and the first to grab hold of a tug rope with every intent of taking it out of her foster mom’s hand.  She’s feisty and fun to play with!
     
    Fuji will soon be available for adoption and is looking for a family that loves puppies and all the busyness that goes with them.  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 under 1 year old to enroll their puppy in an obedience class within 60 days of adoption.
     
    It’s hoped that Fuji has inherited the fine temperament of her mother.  Tilly is a beautiful springer who loves being close to her people and gets along well with other dogs.  She gave her puppies her very best.  Their future now lies in the hands of adopting families.  If it’s time for puppy kisses, puppy antics and puppy tails at your house, please ask about meeting Fuji, Gala, Jonathan or Granny.  Each is a keeper!