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Entered: 09/05/2013
Status: Adopted
Age: 4 months
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 20 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Mitchellville, MD
Health: UTD, treatment for a UTI complete
Temperament: Good with adults, unknown with children, good with other dogs, unknown with cats

Weston's Story . . .
Original:  “This sweetheart is puppy perfect, full of life, cuddly and a handful all at the same time.”
Weston became a MAESSR boy when his owner decided after three days that he could not afford a dog and dropped him off at a Pennsylvania shelter.   A MAESSR volunteer rushed to the shelter to claim this adorable puppy for rescue.
This cutie was introduced to MAESSR at the Pasadena, Maryland picnic. Weston was hugged and kissed by everyone at the picnic and he interacted
well with all the dogs. He was relaxed, neither aggressive nor submissive, and enjoyed meeting both humans and canines.  On his first car ride home from the picnic, he slept on the back seat with his foster mom.  Since then, on a trip to the vet, he traveled—somewhat unhappily—in a car crate. A dog car restraint is in his future.
Though Weston does not yet have a signal to be let out, he is no longer marking his territory, and, in just a week, his foster family has seen great
improvement.  He is crated at night and when no one is home during the day. Although he does need “persuasion” to go into his crate, he is well behaved once there. He does whine and demand to be released when his family comes home but is learning to sit and relax to be let out.
Typical puppy, this young man loves to chew:  furniture, pillows, Mom’s arms.  His foster family limits the damage by keeping him supplied with plenty
of authorized chew toys!   So far, he has not shown any interest in trash—good boy!
On his walks, Weston loves to stop and smell the flowers, grass, dirt, and sidewalk.  He is small enough to get back on track.  He will stop and look at
people and dogs walking by; he doesn’t lunge or bark at them, but sits nicely hoping that they will come over and visit.  Leash work will be an important part of Weston’s training.
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 under 1 year old to enroll their puppy in obedience classes within 60 days of adoption.
Weston has been to the vet and showed some congestion in his sinuses which could be allergies.  He behaved very well in the office, lapping up the
attention of all who thought he was cute and sweet.
This sweetheart is puppy perfect, full of life, cuddly and a handful all at the same time!  He has already proven to be a very loving and sweet Springer. 
Weston just needs a family of his own who will love him, train him, and help him to grow into a wonderful adult dog.  Are you up to the task?