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Louie 5

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Entered: 07/16/2017
Status: Adopted
Age: 7
Color: Black/White Cocker Spaniel
Weight: 29 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Sarver, PA
Health: UTD, HW-, atopic dermatitis possibly caused by allergies
Temperament: Good with people of all ages, good with other dogs, unknown with cats

Louie 5's Story . . .

Original: “But, above all, Louie’s favorite place is on a lap getting tummy and ear scratches.”

Louie was purchased as a puppy and had always lived with the same Pennsylvania owner in the same house but, when that owner moved from the house to an apartment that did not allow dogs, MAESSR was asked for help.  This handsome Cocker Spaniel with a full tail came into foster care with several toys, complete vet records, a crate, and some preventative meds.   The first couple of days at the foster home, Louie would take toys into his crate.  Now he doesn't use the crate (except when no one is home).  He is crate trained, but the door is left open.

Beautiful Louie is totally housetrained and lets one know when he needs to go out.  He is learning to use a dog door and has access to a large fenced-in back yard.  During the first few days in his new home, the foster parents needed to be with Louie when he was in the yard.  Off leash seemed to be new to him.  Now, he goes in the yard by himself or with the thirteen year old resident Springer.  Louie, a youngster at almost seven, tries to play, but the older dog just looks at him in amusement.

This fine fellow has taken on house protection responsibility seriously.  He will bark at visitors for a couple of minutes before going up for a pat.  He LOVES to ride in the car and enjoys going on walks, although some leash work is needed.  Louie loves to play with little ones and will even share his toys.

But, above all, Louie’s favorite place is on a lap getting tummy and ear scratches.  All in all, he is very curious, funny, perky and a joy to be around and to have around.  Happy days are ahead for this guy in his new home.