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Zoey 7

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Entered: 01/31/2016
Status: Adopted
Age: 5
Color: Liver/White/Tan
Weight: 43 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, benefiting from medication for anxiety
Temperament: Good with people as young as 10, good with other dogs, lived with a cat and will occasionally chase
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Zoey 7's Story . . .

Original:  “Because she is trustworthy, she has full freedom in the house. There are no problems with Zoey being left alone.”

Zoey was surrendered to MAESSR because she started acting out in her home. For the first four years of her life this Pennsylvania girl was fine, but in the past year her owner had gotten a divorce and had moved twice. This caused a tremendous amount of upset in Zoey’s world. She began guarding her toys and the owner was worried about his young children.
Zoey would show no aggression over food or treats and would happily give up a toy when playing fetch in the back yard. She previously lived with a cat and generally will do fine with one, but she will chase small animals. Zoey will bark to alert; she does not dig in the yard or jump a fence.
For the most part, Zoey does not chew inappropriately…she just has a thing for stealing washcloths, so hang them high!  She’s not a beggar of food, but she has been known to counter-surf. Zoey has had no obedience training but she knows “sit,” “stay,” and “come.” She does jump on people in greeting so she’ll need some guidance to keep “four on the floor.” When she was a puppy, Zoey used a crate, but no longer does. Because she is trustworthy, she has full freedom in the house. There are no problems with Zoey being left alone.
It was reported that Zoey is afraid of the vacuum, but not of thunderstorms or fireworks. For fun, she likes to play fetch with a stick or play with her toys by herself.  She will swim, but doesn’t like to if she cannot touch the bottom. Zoey hasn’t had a lot of experience walking, so she will pull initially. With more outings and guidance, she should get the hang of proper walking behavior.
Because Zoey has always been an anxious girl, the upheaval in her world just made things worse. When she arrived at her foster home she was extremely anxious and scared. She was started on an inexpensive medication to help with her anxiety. The results have been wonderful. Zoey is a totally different dog. She is no longer frightened by loud noises, guests coming to the house, or much of anything else. Her foster mom has had a wonderful time with her and thinks that Zoey will make some family very happy.
Zoey has gotten a new outlook on life. Why don’t you include her in yours?