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Daisy 15

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Entered: 06/23/2019
Status: Adopted
Age: 5
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 45 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: West Chester, PA
Health: UTD, HW-, Lyme+ but asymptomatic requiring no treatment
Temperament: Good with adults, good with children she’s met as young as 2, reportedly lived peacefully with another dog and cat

Daisy 15's Story . . .

Update 07/20/2019: “Her foster parents took her to a dog park and she absolutely fit right into the pack, playing and racing about with the five to 10 dogs enjoying it all."

Daisy continues to be her delightful self. She quickly warmed up to her foster parents and have stolen their hearts. On her walks, which can be two hours long, she continues to behave wonderfully on the leash. When passing other dogs out on a walk, she mostly is curious and does tug to sniff “you-know-where” but calms down quickly if not permitted. That said, when TWO dogs are being walked together in the neighborhood, Daisy often barks adamantly at them.

Her foster parents took her to a dog park and she absolutely fit right into the pack, playing and racing about with the five to 10 dogs enjoying it all. She also has visited some parks with creeks, where she exhibited absolutely NO interest in standing or jumping in, even when it was sweltering hot.

Daisy received her physical, and her blood tests indicated she was positive for Lyme disease. This was a surprise, as records show that she has been vaccinated and she first arrived at her fosters with flea and tick preventative. Since she shows no symptoms she will not be treated at this time. Daisy was fine in the vet waiting room, enjoying the other canines waiting their turns, but she did get stressed in the examination room.

Daisy is a sweet, easy, beautiful dog and will bless her permanent family with her lovely disposition. 

Original: “Her foster parents consider Daisy to be the easiest foster they ever had.”

Daisy’s original owner got her as a pup and then passed her on to his dad when he could no longer care for her. Unfortunately, he too found himself unable to care for her which is how she came to MAESSR. It is obvious that this little girl from Maryland has experienced only love and wonderful care all her life.

Her foster parents consider Daisy to be the easiest foster they ever had. She is housetrained, has great manners, walks very well on the leash, is proud to show off her tricks (“sit,” “paw,” “lie down”), rides great crated in a car, and generally is very relaxed. Her fosters set up gates and a crate to restrict her from certain areas of the house, but these are completely unnecessary, even when her they leave the house. Daisy sleeps on the floor next to her foster parents’ bed, rejecting the dog bed offered. She jumped up on the human bed twice but quickly learned not to do that again. She doesn’t even sneak onto any furniture – what a good girl!

She is not particularly needy; in fact, Daisy seems to like her own space and she only follows her foster parents around the house when she feels like it. In mornings and evenings, though, she loves to be close by and loves those belly rubs. She enjoys being toweled off, including drying her feet, after a walk in the rain.

Daisy does wind up when she hears passers-by or gets a whiff of local deer, at which point she barks quite loudly. She is unfazed by loud vacuums and thunder. She exhibits no separation anxiety but does watch her foster dad when he walks away to the mailbox, etc. and is delighted to see him return. She seems to have outgrown toys, although her foster parents have not yet tried too hard to get her to fetch.  They are glad to see that shoes, trash, and other such items are “safe” even when left for hours within Daisy’s reach. Reportedly she does not like to swim, but her foster parents will test that out in days to come.

Her previous owners indicated that Daisy is great with kids; her foster parents have observed her for a few minutes with children who ask to pet her, and Daisy has been most accommodating, even trying to lick their faces. She rarely jumps up on people. However, her fosters have seen Daisy bark quite animatedly when approached by some adults. She seems to need time to feel comfortable around some people – her fosters are not sure what triggers her defensive response – but if people would just let her come to them at her own pace, she is then quite friendly. Typically, Daisy is docile, submissive, and sweet. She can be a bit shy at first and appreciates it if people and animals let her come to them, rather than they approach her.

Her foster parents have not observed any problem with food resource guarding; in fact, she is not overexcited about food at all. Although she hasn’t yet been to the groomer, Daisy is fine having her ears and feet touched.

It appears that this sweetie will fit in with just about any family situation. When all is said and done, Daisy is a wonderful dog that will steal the hearts of any people who get to know her.