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Sunshine 2

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Entered: 03/20/2016
Status: Adopted
Age: 10 weeks, Born 01/23/2016
Color: Liver/White
Weight: Growing quickly
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: Receiving scheduled puppy shots, treatment for coccidia complete, overall good health
Temperament: Puppy Perfect !!

Sunshine 2's Story . . .

“Playing and wrestling and chewing make up a big part of Sunshine’s day and make her ready for another popular activity—eating followed by some sound sleep!”  

What’s liver and white, fuzzy, and cute all over?  Baby Sunshine!  MAESSR brought this little bundle of sweetness into its care when her West Virginia owners were divorcing.  They felt that the best thing they could do for Sunshine was to relinquish her to MAESSR so that she could have a loving family with the time and energy to devote to a growing pup.
Sunshine is full of puppy sweetness and play.  She is learning all about the outside world, exploring her fenced yard under the close observation of her foster family and their resident dogs.  Playing and wrestling and chewing make up a big part of Sunshine’s day and make her ready for another popular activity—eating followed by some sound sleep!  
Loving and petting are lavished on Sunshine by her foster family.  They are making her a well-socialized puppy and are getting her used to having her paws, ears, and mouth handled.  She hasn’t mastered housetraining yet, but, hey, she’s just a little girl.  She is taken outside regularly on a good puppy training schedule and gets lots of praise when she eliminates outdoors.
Please note that 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 one year old and younger to enroll their puppy in obedience classes within 60 days of adoption.  Smart little Sunshine will be a star pupil in her class!
Are you ready to assume this huge commitment of raising Sunshine to be the best adult Springer that she can be?  Your life will be enriched tremendously by bringing this little girl into your family!  Ah, just smell that puppy breath!