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Entered: 08/27/2013
Status: Adopted
Age: 0
Color: Black/White
Weight: 6 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: On schedule with vaccinations, treatment for giardia complete
Temperament: Puppy Sweet!

Jonathan's Story . . .
Original:  "When confronted with a dead end instead,  he simply backed himself up about 4 feet!"
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 Jonathan and his siblings after apple varieties seemed perfectly fitting.
From the beginning Jonathan has been undaunted by new situations.  For him they are just opportunities to widen his world.  When the new puppy pan was put down for the first time, he walked right into it from one direction and left in another direction.  That big hump in the middle barely slowed him down.  When outdoors for the first time, he explored the limits of the fenced area and found the one spot he could squeeze into…….thinking it led to the bigger yard.  When confronted with a dead end instead,  he simply backed himself up about 4 feet! 
Jonathan 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 Jonathan has inherited the fine temperament of his 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!