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Myrtle 2

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Entered: 04/29/2017
Status: Offered
Age: 1
Color: Black/White Springer Mix
Weight: 22 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Louisa, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, receiving medication to help anxiety, overall good health
Temperament: Shy with new people, unknown with children, good with dogs and cats

Myrtle 2's Story . . .

Original: “Myrtle, or Mattie as she is now called, has come a long way in her ten months in foster care, although still quite shy.”

Myrtle and her sister Matilda were found as strays in Virginia and then they came into MAESSR’s care.  These little girls were totally unsure of humans and unfamiliar with life in a loving home.  They did not know how to co-exist with others nor how to find comfort in a daily routine.

Myrtle, or Mattie as she is now called, has come a long way in her ten months in foster care, although still quite shy. She has good house manners for a puppy, with the exception of carrying things she finds on the floor outside where she makes her pile of treasures. Mattie is housetrained and is beginning her leash training.

Mattie has learned “come” and “sit,” takes treats very gently from your hand, and wants to be around her people. She has bonded to one adult in the house better than the other adult. Mattie will lie beside her wheelchair and come to her to be petted when things are quiet. She is a very sweet little girl and is becoming braver by the day.

Her foster family has a doggie door so Mattie can come and go at her leisure, but when the family is gone, the door is closed.  Her foster mom is proud to say that Mattie has not had any accidents in the house when the family is gone.  Although crate trained, she has complete run of the house and at night she sleeps on the sofa in the living room with the resident foster dog.

Watch for more on this sweet little girl as she starts to bloom in her foster home!