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EmmyLou 2

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Entered: 07/24/2021
Status: Adopted
Age: 4 months; born 07/24/2021
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 19 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Madison, VA
Health: UTD on puppy vaccinations, HW-, Lyme-
Temperament: Puppy Perfect !!

EmmyLou 2's Story . . .

Original: “EmmyLou overflows with buckets of sweetness.  Simply looking at her makes one go ‘aaawwwwww.’ ”

This past July, the MAESSR family oversaw the birth of a litter of beautiful pups (Emmy Lou 2, a brother and five sisters) who are now being readied for their forever homes.

EmmyLou shares her foster home with two of her 6 littermates—Pistol Annie and Jolene--and the trio have blossomed into 3 super sweet, rambunctious and lovable pups, providing endless entertainment to their foster mom and the 4 resident Springers.  The 2 resident males idolize these little sweeties, protecting and watching over them as big brothers do.  The girls use their brothers as jungle gyms as well as for hair pulling, toy stealing, chasing and snuggling.  The resident females were none too keen with these youngsters and kept their distance, giving warning snarks if any got too close.  These pups do not tolerate “no” and have wormed their way into their foster sisters’ domains as well.   It’s common to see the pups snuggled up with 1 or more of the resident siblings 

Emmy was originally penned in a large room with her sisters.  Now that she is older, a dog gate allows her free run of the room, where she also has an individual crate. She is fed in her crate (which helped greatly with crate training) and sleeps there at night.  Given her current size, she and her sisters are now able to push down the dog gate to freedom.  Ergo, she is now crated whenever foster mom is gone more than a few hours.  As she has grown and matured (as far as puppy speak goes), she has been allowed more access to main areas of the house.  At first, she acted like a crazed pup in a treat shop; with improved behavior, she’s allowed more liberties.  Contrary to her wishes, this doesn’t include jumping all over the furniture or making herself comfy on the couch!  With a very large fenced-in yard, Emmy also spends a lot of time outside playing, romping and sniffing all that country living offers.  Though she plays with her littermates a lot, she also loves to play individually with her foster siblings.  Though the puppies can be very rough in their play, they’re evenly matched in submissive/aggressive play, i.e., none is more or less submissive/aggressive than another; they do an excellent job trading off these roles.

Emmy loves to be massaged and touched all over, including her paws, ears and belly, and often fall asleep in the process.  Her adoptive home should continue this practice as it helps greatly with grooming and vet visits.  Housetraining is a work in progress.

EmmyLou overflows with buckets of sweetness.  Simply looking at her makes one go “aaawwwwww.”  Playful and rambunctious as she is, she’d rather be lying with all four in the air, cuddling with her foster mom.  She can be a bit demure at times, making her all the more loveable.  Though she is fine being crated at night, she definitely prefers the freedom of being with her foster mom and the pack during the day, and has no problem vocalizing her displeasure otherwise.

This sweetheart is a beauty with hazel eyes and a belly full of freckles.  Like any Springer, she is a true cuddlebug who loves being with her human more than with her toys.  She is highly food motivated which will greatly benefit with her training.  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 commitment.  To reinforce this commitment, MAESSR requires all adopters of dogs one year old and under to enroll their puppy in one set of obedience classes within 90 days of adoption.

Emmy Lou’s forever family can be sure they’ll never have “Another Lonesome Morning” with this beauty in their home!