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Entered: 10/18/2015
Status: Adopted
Age: 6
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 34 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Little Silver, NJ
Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for an ear infection complete, overall good health
Temperament: Good with adults, unknown with children, good with other dogs, good with cats

Circe's Story . . .

“The resident cat has nothing to fear from Circe, who is interested in her but does not chase or harass this feline friend.”

When their elderly owners’ declining health forced them to move to a health care facility, Circe and Ginger 8’s lives changed dramatically.  After a temporary stay with the owners’ daughter in Pennsylvania, MAESSR was contacted to find this sweet pair new loving homes.
Little Circe (pronounced Sir Sea) is a pint sized girl full of Springer charm.  She loves being outdoors sniffing scents, chasing squirrels and birds, and running around to see what’s happening.  Her original home had an electric fence which both Circe and Ginger respected; however, there is no fencing in their foster parents’ yard and that has not caused a problem for the girls.  Always supervised when outdoors, Circe comes on command when she ventures out of the yard.  She is equally good on recall when she is in the woods running off leash.  Her foster parents are reinforcing the commands “come” and “sit” with training treats and lots of praise.  On leashed walks through the neighborhood, Circe tugs, so her leash manners could be improved upon. When she meets another dog on a leashed walk, she is quite reactive, barking until she can sniff the other dog.  Then, all is well.  At the dog park when she was off leash, having other dogs around was no problem for her.  Go figure.  Circe is a great passenger in the car,  nestling into the seat usually intertwined with Ginger as the two snooze away the miles.
In contrast to her active outside persona, Circe is quiet and calm indoors.  She enjoys jumping up on the couch or resting on one of the dog beds.  She likes to have belly rubs and snuggle next to her person or Ginger.  She doesn’t play with the many stuffed toys in her foster home like Ginger does and she isn’t very interested in balls.  Quick to alert her people that the mail carrier is at the door, Circe barks but not excessively.
Since her house mate Ginger 8 is not totally reliable in the house, she and Circe and the resident Springer are gated out of the carpeted living room and dining room and have the kitchen and the rest of the house to themselves.  They do enjoy living room privileges when their foster parents settle there to read or watch television.  At night the Springer pack stays in their foster parents’ bedroom with the door closed.
Circe is housetrained and will go into the crate if she has to, but is not wild about being confined there.  Her foster parents have not discerned her signal so they are taking her out at regular intervals to eliminate.   This little girl will counter-surf if given the opportunity but does not get into the trash, She get very excited at mealtime and squeaks and whines quietly to let her foster mom know she is ready to eat!  Once her bowl is set down, she gobbles up her meal.  She is not food aggressive at all towards people or dogs, though.  Good girl, Circe!
The resident cat has nothing to fear from Circe, who is interested in her but does not chase or harass this feline friend.  The young male Springer in her foster home has become friends with both Circe and Ginger and is a particularly good partner in playing chase.
Circe was excellent at her vet appointment with the staff “oohing” at how cute and little she is!  The vet found she had a bit of an ear infection so she received medication for that.  She should probably have her teeth cleaned down the line, too.  Other than that, she is in very good health.  Circe was also good with having the burrs combed out of her ears and feathering after her park excursion.  She had been groomed prior to coming into MAESSR’s care and she reportedly was a good girl for that.
This little sorceress will cast a spell over you with her sweetness!  Consider opening your heart and home to this diminutive Springer (and her even tinier sister, Ginger 8).