Browse Categories
  • Adopted Murdock in December 2006 when he was 10 Mos old. He has been the best boy ever! We just learned he has Lymphoma & are devasted. I can't imagine life without him & am hoping he responds well to treatment and lives many more months!!
  • Marie, PA
  • I lost my best friend, Evie, a year ago September. I adopted her in 2006, she was 2 years old. That sweet girl was the love of my life and I miss her dearly. Thank you MAESSR for bringing that beautiful dog into my life.
  • Carrie, VA

    Customer Testimonials
    To view a video tribute to MAESSR dogs, click here

    Louie 4

    << Previous in Adopted Dogs 2016 Next in Adopted Dogs 2016 >>
    Entered: 07/09/2016
    Status: Adopted
    Age: 7
    Color: Liver/White
    Weight: 60 lbs.
    Gender: Altered Male
    Location: Aston, PA
    Health: UTD, HW-, losing to a healthier weight, overall good health
    Temperament: Good with adults and older children, good with other dogs, unknown with cats




    Louie 4's Story . . .
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Original: 
    “Louie knows to sit, fetches his ball or big stick (rubber toys and big sticks are his preferred toys) and reportedly is a champion pool diver; in his original home, he actually had to be tethered if guests were using the pool to avoid his excellent diving demonstrations.”

    Louie preferred his adults and when his full household included a crawling baby, those folks decided that he should come to MAESSR.  He didn't do anything wrong, but given his “I don't know why that little thing is trying to come at me'” attitude, his Maryland family thought a different home might be safer for all. 
     
    He's been completely housetrained and comes to nose his human if too long a time has gone by without a bathroom break.  He's been in a crate, but since he's trustworthy to not counter-surf, trash dive, chew anything inappropriate or bother the other uncrated dogs, he's left uncrated while the humans are away or upstairs asleep.  He came with his own bed for sleeping but since the resident dogs take turns keeping it warm for him, he just sleeps under the kitchen table on a rug.   He is learning to not jump up when the humans return home; he's just glad to see them and it's so hard to resist. 
     
    This handsome boy is slimming down quickly to a more appropriate weight.  He eats his breakfast and dinner more quickly than two of the residents and is tethered while they finish up. No problem--the resident Springer gets the same treatment, and both are quick to clean up any leavings in other bowls once they are free.
     
    While he is energetic for walks, runs or fetching any number of things, Louie can usually be found kicked back under his foster mom's desk during the day.  Of course, he has to make sure she's safe if she goes to the kitchen to make coffee and waits by the baby gate while she goes upstairs.
     
    He likes female dogs better than males, but has tolerated a foster fox terrier chasing after him while he fetches.  He does get a bit grumpy if the resident hound and the terrier bring their game of tug of war with a soft toy under the table where he's making sure everyone one is safe, but has shown no human aggression at all. He is tethered if he fusses about sharing the best spots. That being said, given the option, he'd love to be an only dog and not have to share his humans.
     
    Louie knows to sit, fetches his ball or big stick (rubber toys and big sticks are his preferred toys) and reportedly is a champion pool diver; in his original home, he actually had to be tethered if guests were using the pool to avoid his excellent diving demonstrations.  Because he was used to a fenced yard with multiple acres to roam, Louie's leash manners are a work in progress--especially when he goes out in tandem with his foster sister. A gentle leader or similar harness makes life much easier for the walker.  Though not obsessive, he's more than willing to burn off energy retrieving several times a day. 
     
    This classic looking liver and white Springer is fine in the car but needs to be tethered or crated so that he doesn't join the humans in the front seat once the destination is reached.  Reportedly, he was good at the groomers, and, at his foster home, he thinks any kind of brushing or attention is just fine. 
     
    Louie would probably do best in a home with adults/older children where he was given love (of course) and something to do.  He's intelligent, learns quickly and watches to try to figure out what the humans want.  Walks in the woods are wonderful, but his recall skills would need honing before he is allowed off leash where critters might suddenly appear and need to be chased.  Swimming opportunities in creeks, lakes or pools would be just fine with him.  Wouldn’t your family love to have Louie Louie this summertime??