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Entered: 06/03/2018
Status: Adopted
Age: 7
Color: Black/White
Weight: 43 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Northampton, PA
Health: UTD, HW-, treatment for hookworms complete, epileptic seizures under control, itchy skin helped by new diet
Temperament: Good with people of all ages, good with non-aggressive dogs, good with cats

Dory's Story . . .

Original:  “At the dog park, she doesn't mind the mild-mannered dogs but will run away from dogs who bark excessively or who are more aggressive.”

Dory came to MAESSR because her Pennsylvania owner could not afford the rigorous vetting and medication regiment required to keep Dory’s epilepsy under control. The owner worked long hours and felt Dory should not be left alone for long periods without some form of supervision.  So, Dory is now a MAESSR girl.

Dory’s foster family is giving her a refresher course on housetraining, currently.  When her foster parents are out of the house, Dory is gated in an area encompassing the laundry room, kitchen, and dining room.  At night she sleeps on a dog bed on the bedroom floor.  This good girl does not get up on the furniture.  Her only flaw inside the house is that she will counter-surf if food has been left out.  It’s too tempting to leave alone.

This sweet, gentle girl does not jump up on people, bark, or chew inappropriately.  She has been exposed to many children while in foster care and has been very gentle with them. There are no mean bones in her body. Besides getting along with people of all ages, Dory is fine with the resident cat and they are fed next to each other with no problems.  She is not aggressive toward him at all.  At the dog park, she doesn't mind the mild-mannered dogs but will run away from dogs who bark excessively or who are more aggressive.

On her walks, Dory will charge after rabbits, birds, or squirrels, so she may require a fenced yard in her forever home.  Her foster parents are working with her on basic commands and on leash training.  She does not play with toys and will not even chase a ball.  She was very good at the groomer and at her vet appointment, riding nicely in the back seat of the car for both events.

Watch for more on Dory as she settles into her foster home and her epilepsy meds get stabilized.