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Entered: 02/28/2015
Status: Adopted
Age: 4
Color: Black/White Springer Mix
Weight: 36 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Audubon, PA
Health: UTD, HW-, benefiting from an inexpensive daily medication for mild incontinence, treatment for a
Health Cont.: urinary tract infection complete
Temperament: Good with people as young as five (may knock little ones over in her enthusiasm), good with other
Temp. Cont.: dogs, good with dog savvy cats

Kaylee's Story . . .

Update 04/03/2015:  “Often the first thing she does outside is slide luxuriantly on her back through the grass, rolling around and enjoying the massage.“
Kaylee has been with her foster family for a month and has settled in so well!  She has had a couple of health issues taken care of so she’s ready for her forever home.
All MAESSR dogs have a urinalysis as part of their routine vet care and Kaylee’s showed a surprise.  There was blood in the urine, suggesting an infection; as a result, she has recently completed a two week course of antibiotics.  Her foster mom, very attuned to the health of her dogs, also noticed some slight dribbling of urine outside on walks; she spoke with the vet and together they are working on a change in her incontinence medication.  Kaylee is starting on a newer drug, which is just as inexpensive as what she has been taking but simpler to administer since it is one pill per day.  This will be easier for her adoptive family to continue.  Kaylee’s case of incontinence is very mild, manifesting as a few drips after she thinks she is done peeing.  This does not happen in the house and only happens occasionally outside.  It is, however, best to help her control this.
Spring has sprung and Kaylee is thrilled that the snow is all gone.  Often the first thing she does outside is slide luxuriantly on her back through the grass, rolling around and enjoying the massage.  Spring also means that there are robins to chase and pesky squirrels to send up the trees.  This girl is busy now that the weather is nice.  On walks Kaylee has a bouncy step and, if she gets up to a quick cadence, it causes her long ears to bounce up and down in time with her steps!  This, along with the smile she always wears on walks, is just adorable to watch and reminds everyone who sees her of the joy of being outside.
Kaylee is a smart girl.  She is the only dog her foster mom has ever had who knows just how far to lie down from the door so that when it opens she does not get bumped; instead the door swings just beyond her toes.  Kaylee is also learning patience when waiting for her meals to be served.  This is tough for a girl who can launch herself straight up like a missile toward the approaching food bowl.  But, with a few repeated commands to "wait," Kaylee is keeping her feet on the ground which earns her a quick release to begin eating. 
This little girl is quite athletic and her foster mom has seen her spin around outside on the lawn, almost catching her tail.  This often leads to a quick game of chase and Kaylee is very capable of keeping up with the resident dogs despite her old fracture and short legs.  With such a long back Kaylee has a hard time positioning herself for one of her favorite activities – lap sitting.  Many times one end is in her foster mom's lap and the other is on the floor!  That is okay with Kaylee because she has mastered the full body twist, curving around and up to get her chin scratched and to give kisses.  She is a master at cuddling despite her long back and short legs and probably would excel at yoga!  Certainly she’d be adept at the “down dog” position…
This sweetie is looking for her forever family.  If you’ve been searching for a new family member that loves the outdoors and special cuddle time, ask about Kaylee.

“Deep snow doesn't slow her down; she just makes a rut rather than leaving footprints!”

Kaylee's owners adopted her from their vet when they were living in Alabama after she was brought in as a stray with a broken leg and was HW+.  She did well with the leg surgery and HW treatment and lived with these folks for over a year.  But, as time went on, the family’s female Great Dane mix grew to be intolerant of another female dog in the house. In order to keep the peace, the now Pennsylvania owners turned to MAESSR to find this little girl a new home.
This is not your typical Springer.  Kaylee is clearly a mix, perhaps with a basset hound.  This adorable little girl has very short legs and a long body.  The up side is she does no counter-surfing or trash diving. She does like to spring onto the couch and is used to sleeping in a people bed as long as there is a ramp up.  She has learned that dogs sleep in dog beds at her foster home, and, with encouragement, leaves the couch without a grumble.
Reportedly, Little Kay is crate trained although she is allowed free run of her foster home when no one is at home.  Kaylee has leaked urine and had urinary tract infections in the past.  However, with twice a week inexpensive medication, she is having no problems.  Now that her foster parents have learned her “out” signals, she has had no accidents in the house.
This little girl is fine with other dogs and LOVES all the people she meets.  While she may give chase with a cat, she most likely just wants to play with that new friend.  Kaylee is not interested in toys but reportedly loves to swim.  She also loves the snow and enjoyed some time chasing the resident dogs through it.  Deep snow doesn't slow her down; she just makes a rut rather than leaving footprints!
Kaylee will likely benefit from some obedience training since she mostly just knows "sit." She does walks well on a loose leash with no pulling   Since she likes to jump up, give kisses and is pretty solid at thirty-six pounds, she would likely do better with older children who can't be knocked over.
MAESSR’s new girl does well in the car, standing on the center console so she can peer out the windshield.  She was a little nervous at the vet, but tolerated all the poking and blood drawing just fine.  She has a dense coat that does not need grooming, and was wonderful having her nails trimmed.
Kaylee's favorite thing is getting loving from people and giving lots of kisses.  She also loves being outside and can't wait to go swimming once the weather improves.  This adorable little girl has a big heart and lots of love to share. Wouldn’t you like to find her in your Easter basket or hopping down the bunny trail next to you?