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Cash 2

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Entered: 12/14/2014
Status: Adopted
Age: 3
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 51 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Dumfries, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, receiving medication for hypothyroidism and anxiety, treatment for skin rashes complete
Temperament: Good with adults and school-age children, will live best in a one-dog home, unknown with cats

Cash 2's Story . . .

Update 01/08/2015:  He’s been running at his foster family’s farm and is losing a few extra pounds that hid his waist upon arrival.”

Cash is doing great!  He’s continuing his meds and is good about taking them.  The one for hypothyroidism will be life-long.  The one to assist with anxiety will continue until he’s well settled in his adopting home and can then be re-evaluated.  He’s been running at his foster family’s farm and is losing a few extra pounds that hid his waist upon arrival.  At the rate he’s going, he will be enviably svelte in a short time!
Exercise is likely having other benefits for Cash too; the old adage that “a tired dog is a good dog” may be exemplified in him.  In his foster home, he’s living with other dogs and is getting along with them.  This is heartening to see, though his foster mom continues to feel he needs to be the only dog in an adopting home.  He is truly a Velcro Springer and most content when the attention of his people is undivided with other dogs.  His adopting family could include school age children or easily be a household of adults only. 
This handsome boy is ready to go.  Lots of hugs from a committed family will put a smile on his face.  Well-mannered and a proven “people” dog, the return on investment in Cash will be an easy-to-live-with and completely devoted companion. 

Original:  “Responsive to the commands, Cash comes when called and when he is off lead, he stays on the property.”

Cash was relinquished to MAESSR by his Pennsylvania owners because of his dominant personality and hostility toward his Springer half-brother.  Cash would initiate fights with his sibling but not with the smaller dog in the house.  It finally became necessary to separate the two behind gates.  Knowing that it would be in the best interest of all, Cash’s owners decided they had to re-home him and contacted MAESSR to do so.

Generally doing well in his foster home, Cash gets along with the resident dog and another sweet male foster Springer. If he does not get his way, though, he shows his dominant side with a few growls at the “offending” dog.  His foster mom does not let him get away with this behavior and tells him “enough” which reminds him he needs to get along.  Not a resource guarder, Cash is fed in his designated spot and does not touch the other dogs’ food.  He is willing to share his toys, too.

Both housetrained and crate trained, Cash signals his need to go out by barking at the door.  He will also bark when people come to the door; otherwise, he is the house.  When people come to visit, Cash does not jump up on them but keeps his four legs grounded.  Good boy!  He has no bad habits such as digging, counter-surfing, or chewing.  At night he sleeps on his parents’ bed and will allow another dog on the bed, grudgingly.

Responsive to commands, Cash comes when called and when he is off lead, he stays on the property.  His repertoire of basic commands includes “sit,” “come,” “stay,” “lie down,” and “leave it.”  He walks nicely on the leash and enjoys riding in the car, staying happily in the back seat and looking out the window.   Cash likes to run around in the yard but is not a high energy boy.  He needs his exercise walks to trim down a little.  Thunder storms and July 4th fireworks frighten Cash so being by his people is important to him.

Cash’s foster parents believe he would be happiest in a forever home where he can be the only dog.  They also recommend that he not be placed with a family with young children or babies.  He is a sweet Velcro boy who just wants to love his adults unconditionally and not have to share them with another dog or with a child.  All this boy needs is a home and someone he can love.