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Entered: 04/14/2021
Status: On Hold
Age: 3
Color: Liver/White/Tan
Weight: Pending
Gender: Intact Male
Location: Girard, PA
Health: UTD, HW-, Lyme+, blind, benefiting from antibiotic for Lyme , ophthalmologist appointment and neutering pending
Temperament: Enjoys affection from people, asserts himself with other dogs, not good with cats

Frisky's Story . . . 


Original: “He seems to be a good dog who needs reassurance as he adjusts to his new, unfamiliar world.”

Frisky came into MAESSR’s care when his Pennsylvania puppy mill owner notified a shelter that he was going to put this young Springer down if a home was not found that week.

Very little is known of Frisky’s early life, but he most probably lived outside and was used as a breeding dog.  He does not seem to have an idea of proper interaction with other dogs or cats and does not hesitate to try to mount them.  He does stop immediately when firmly told “NO!”   He is not yet housetrained and is kept in an exercise pen.  He has shown reluctance to enter a crate, possibly because of his sight limitations.  He is fed in a crate.

Frisky does not seem to have guarding issues, and while he will “mouth,” he is gentle and not at all aggressive toward people.  He is cautious with folks and needs to approach them on his own.  He seems to be a good dog who needs reassurance as he adjusts to his new, unfamiliar world.  His foster mom has given him some basic home grooming but is letting him settle in before gradually giving him more attention.

Frisky was a good boy at the vet and will be neutered in late May.   He will also be visiting a canine ophthalmologist to determine the cause of his blindness.   While his past is unknown, he will have MAESSR’s help in determining his future!