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Entered: 04/03/2021
Status: Adopted
Age: 1; born 03/10/2020
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 38 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, overall good health
Temperament: Good with people as young as twelve, good with other dogs, unknown with cats

Cadbury's Story . . .

Original:  “She wants very much to please foster mom so she should be a star at obedience training.”

Cadbury was relinquished to MAESSR from her Virginia owner as she was overly energetic with the three-year-old in the home.  This sweet lovable beauty has adapted well to her new foster home.

Very smart and excitable, Cadbury loves playing Frisbee and running in the yard chasing the squirrels.   She enjoys playing with her foster fur sister in the yard, too.  At meal time she is fed separately as the resident canine resource guards her food and treats. 

Quite the cuddle bunny, Cadbury loves to snuggle with foster mom and with foster mom’s two twelve-year-old granddaughters.  Such a love!  Cadbury entertains herself, too, with lots of toys that are provided for her.  

Cadbury’s leash manners need work, as she is more interested in all that is going on around her.  She barks at others on the street but readily stops when told.   Her foster family is working on her jumping up on people; foster mom feels this can be eliminated with proper training and consistency.  She rides quietly in the car with only an occasional whimper.

According to Cadbury’s previous owner she had some obedience training.  She does “sit,” “lie down,” and “roll over” on command.  She wants very much to please foster mom so she should be a star at obedience training.  Note that MAESSR will require the adoptive family to take Cadbury through a series of obedience classes within 90 days of adoption.  MAESSR only places puppies – even older ones – in homes that are committed to training and bonding with the pup in obedience classes. Puppies require a lot of care, attention, and patience.  MAESSR believes the decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment.                     

Housetrained, Cadbury does a good job of signaling by barking when she needs to go out.  When she first arrived in foster care, she submissively urinated a small amount when greeting a guest.  Foster mom feels this will change when she gains more confidence. 

Counter-surfing has not been an issue for Cadbury and she has not bothered any other household items.   She is responsive to “NO” but needs it repeated sometimes.  During the day she and the resident female have full run of the house but they are crated at night. The previous owners crated Cadbury overnight and she seems to be comfortable with it.  After a bit of coaxing, she will go into her crate. 

Cadbury is a delight and would do great in a home with an active adult and/or older children.   Make this Cadbury bunny hop your way!