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Cash 3

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Entered: 03/16/2020
Status: Adopted
Age: 9 Months; born 06/01/2029
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 45 lbs.
Gender: Altered Male
Location: Barnegat, NJ
Health: UTD, HW-, overall good health
Temperament: Good with adults and children over seven (would be too high energy for younger), good with dogs, good with cats

Cash 3's Story . . .

Original: "He's also learning to jump through a hula hoop! Cash is very smart and interested in learning new things."  

Cash was relinquished to a Pennsylvania shelter through no fault of his own. He had been acquired by a family member for a senior citizen who lived in a row home with no back yard. Clearly this was not the best situation for an active puppy! Cash is a beautiful liver and white boy with A LOT of energy, and he is a big Springer. During his time at the shelter, Cash was neutered and had his first round of immunizations. He was good with the other dogs but a bit over the top in his play style, typical of a young pup. He loves to run, and he joined several shelter volunteers on long runs and playing in the field while fetching a ball or Kong.

After being pulled from the shelter, Cash rode the two hours to his foster home tethered in the backseat of the car and did beautifully. He seems to enjoy car travel; he looked out the window and then slept most of the way. Cash has adapted well to his foster home. He was obviously well-loved in his original home and has a sweet, if sometimes wild, temperament.

Cash has calmed down considerably in his new home as he goes through his adjustment. He knows to stay off the furniture, although if he's excited, he'll jump on the couch and jump right back down when he remembers it's not allowed. He has learned to “sit,” “lie down,” and “wait” to eat, walk through doorways, and down the stairs. He's also learning to jump through a hula hoop! Cash is very smart and interested in learning new things.

Cash is perfectly housetrained but because he needs to be exercised every few hours, it is unknown if he has a signal to go out. He barks at his foster family when the cat is at the backdoor looking to come in. His foster parents’ previous Springer thought he was the cat's doorman, too! Interesting behavior...Cash will scratch doors if he wants to enter an area that he's barred from, but he's getting better about it.

At bedtime Cash willingly goes in his crate which is in the master bedroom, and he sleeps peacefully until the household stirs in the morning. He does not beg for food and has not gotten into trash which is in an under-sink cabinet. He doesn't counter-surf, but he does bark for toys that are put there when he wants them. He enjoys his chew bones and has not chewed anything inappropriately. What a good boy! He enjoyed a bath and can be touched all over.

For play, Cash loves to fetch a tennis ball for 10-15 minutes and then looks for new entertainment. He does not resource guard except that it takes some encouragement to get him to give up the tennis ball sometimes so it can be thrown again. He's very high energy but will settle down for a nap once he's had sufficient exercise and stimulation. Cash is learning to walk on a leash and is making headway. Because he's a puppy and so enthusiastic about every new thing, he's struggling to walk calmly but he is improving. Unfortunately, due to the shelter in place situation, he is not getting the chance to socialize much with others. His foster mom does stop on his walks so he can watch kids play and greet other dog walkers at a distance.

Potential adopters should 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 one year old and under to enroll their puppy in obedience classes within 60 days of adoption. Because Cash is so smart and willing to please, he should be a star pupil!

Cash is young, smart, and very trainable. He is confident and independent but still has the common Velcro dog traits that are typical of Springers. Cash’s perfect home would have a fenced yard with an active family with someone home during the day and with older kids who will walk, run, and hike with him. He needs lots of attention throughout the day; long walks or runs and ball or agility sessions are all good activities for him. A very active retired person would also suit his temperament. They say money can’t buy you love, but Cash is a different story!