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Entered: 09/02/2017
Status: Adopted
Age: 8
Color: Black/White
Weight: 42.5 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Richmond, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, benefiting from a supplement for anxiety, dental with one extraction and removal of an eyelid cyst complete, treatment for a toe nail tear complete, mostly deaf
Temperament: Good with people as young as three, good with other dogs, will likely chase cats

Yazz's Story . . .

Update: 11/14/2017:  He’s very enthusiastic and agile when chasing/catching a ball; one would never guess his age by watching his play.”
Yazz went to another foster home and adapted quickly. He proved himself a trustworthy boy: no accidents, no jumping on the furniture and good leash manners. He showed a little anxiety when his foster mom left for work the first day, barking and whining after she left. His foster dad, who sleeps during the day, let him know that he was home in the bedroom and that’s all it took. Now Yazz sleeps peacefully in the bedroom until his foster mom comes home in the early afternoon.
He let his foster parents know right away that he REALLY likes to play ball. He’s very enthusiastic and agile when chasing/catching a ball; one would never guess his age by watching his play. Unfortunately he tore his nail in a lively retrieval. It bled considerably and was bandaged to protect the broken nail. Eventually the area became infected and Yazz licked it to the point of removing the nail on his own. When the vet examined him and cleaned the area, Yazz was a real trooper. The vet deemed him “a good dog,” explaining to his foster mom that his wound was REALLY painful, yet he never lashed out at those examining him.
After one week in his new home, Yazz experienced a regular visitor to the home, a one-year old mixed breed about his own size. His foster parents keep their son’s dog for weeks at a time when he travels and this particular visit was for three weeks. The first day didn’t go terribly well as Yazz decided that domination was to be constant and continuous. Between this behavior and the fact that Yazz can be a little over-the-top when it comes to wanting to play ball, he was started on a supplement for anxiety. Well after that first day, the two boys decided that they were going to be good friends. Much frolicking ensued!
When his playmate went home, Yazz had to adjust to being a solo dog again, which was fine with him; but just a week later his foster parents went on a vacation. Yazz spent a week with a family with two elementary school children. The family loved him and the children had a fun time playing ball and walking and brushing Yazz.   
Typically Velcro and very sweet, Yazz has significant hearing loss. This does not affect his everyday life. In fact, his temporary dog sitters decided that it was an advantage on Halloween when the doorbell rang constantly!
If you like your Springers petite and sweet, Yazz fits the bill.

Original:  "He loves to be brushed! Yazz will fall into a daydream when gently brushed."

Yazz came to MAESSR from Pennsylvania when his elderly owner could no longer care for him. This former apartment-dweller is a handsome and elegant fellow who is quiet but friendly, with a very pleasant temperament.
When he first arrived in his foster home he was anxious for several days, whimpering and crying when his foster mother left; but that passed quickly as he adjusted to his new home. In just one week he has settled into a peaceful partnership with the resident female Springer and wiggle-butting has begun.
Yazz joined his foster family with some deferred maintenance needs. He had a busy week of medical care: he's been microchipped, brought up to date with all vaccines, neutered, had teeth cleaned, a tooth extracted, a cyst on eyelid removed, and visited the groomer. He loves to be brushed! Yazz will fall into a daydream when gently brushed.
Temperament-wise Yazz is calm and easy-going with people as young as three and with other dogs, even barking ones. He was interested, but not agitated, with roaming cats at the vet. He showed perfect behavior for both the vet and groomer. He doesn't mind nail or ear care, being carried around, or rolled onto his back. Yazz is a delicate eater, not a chow hound. He doesn't guard food or toys.
This good boy’s house behavior is perfect. He is 100% housetrained and goes towards a door to signal. He isn't interested in a crate, but he freely roams the foster home with no counter-surfing, chewing, or trash investigations. Yazz is not interested in jumping on beds or furniture; he really likes his dog bed in a room where people are, whether they’re on a sofa or in bed.
It’s likely that Yazz's dental problems made it painful to eat. A few days of antibiotics and post-surgery, he's showing a more robust appetite. The vet suggested he add a few pounds and could use some muscle building with leash walks. Yazz is a very good leash walker with hardly any pulling. He dances for joy when the leash is brought out. Previously Yazz was in an apartment and he seems to really enjoy a yard with grass and easy access to the outside. He's not a fence jumper and not much of a varmint chaser; he notices them, but gives only a token chase. Going for a ride? Yazz flies into open car doors; he loves drives!
It appears that Yazz hasn’t had previous training, although he does know "sit." He also doesn't respond promptly to name calls. It’s possible that he’s a bit hard of hearing...or not trained to "come." He hears plenty of other noises, so it might just be “selective” listening!

When it comes to toys, Yazz likes to retrieve tennis balls, but he is not a maniac about it as six to 12 repeats seem to satisfy him. His foster family has avoided too much ball play or tug of war until his gums heal. He likes a soft squeaky toy, too, and will carry one about.

Yazz is a refined little Springer, a submissive fellow.  He'd be good for someone who wants a gentle companion, not a rambunctious type. He's had much confinement and inactivity, so a fenced yard that allows easy access to outdoors and leash walks would be best for him.

During the next few weeks Yazz will continue to recover from surgery and continue his antibiotic regimen. After his post-op checkup, this sweetie should be good to go to his forever home.