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Entered: 01/14/2015
Status: Adopted
Age: 10
Color: Red/White Cocker Spaniel
Weight: 18 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Health: UTD, HW-, quadruple mastectomy and dental with extractions complete, treatment for a UTI complete
Temperament: Good with adults, unknown with children, good with other dogs, unknown with cats

Idy's Story . . .
Update 03/02/2015:  Having cruised with determination back to good health, little needs to be added about this doll baby’s great temperament."
Idy, what a trooper!  After a spay procedure, a quadruple mastectomy and an extraction of more than a dozen teeth, she is still smiling.  Her urinary tract infection is all gone, too…no more meds! 
Having cruised with determination back to good health, little needs to be added about this doll baby’s great temperament.  Idy’s already turned her attention to life’s next step…learning some simple commands. “Come” is a challenge at the moment.  “Sit” is easy when a treat is being offered.  Idy’s family will continue to work on basics with her, but she already has just about everything in place for her next move…that being into the arms of an adopting family.  She will be good to her new people and may even have some things to teach them about aging better…

Both shy and yet lively, she loves to howl and sing with the big guy!”

Idy the Cocker Spaniel and her Springer Spaniel pal Wendy became MAESSR girls due to the passing of one of their owners. Their remaining owner needed to downsize, but not before finding new homes for her beloved girls.  This was not the first change in Idy’s living situation.  She had been a breeding mom with a reputable kennel for a good portion of her life; however, when she needed to retire from this life, she went to live with other retirees, humans, who loved her. Now, MAESSR will find another loving home for Idy during her golden years.
At 18 pounds, Idy seems small next to the resident male Springer in her foster home.  Both shy and yet lively, she loves to howl and sing with the big guy!  Idy is untested with cats and kids, but she seems to cope with most of life with a quiet curiosity. 
Housetrained and crate trained. Idy signals her need to go outside to potty by prancing and pacing a bit.  Quiet and calm, she goes to her crate when she wants real quiet but she also likes to relax on the dog approved couch.  At night she sleeps in the bedroom on the floor or in a crate.  Her nice house manners keep her out of the trash and she is too small to do any counter-surfing.  There’s no inappropriate chewing for this pretty senior!
Although Idy does not seem to know any commands, she is very good on leash with no pulling.  When meeting other people and dogs on her walks, she behaves appropriately.  Good girl!  Idy is also a willing passenger in the car, curling up on the back seat and enjoying the ride.  She is not interested in toys and shows no resource guarding of her food.
Idy was a good patient for the vet.  Currently, she is being treated for a UTI and is scheduled to be spayed and have some dental work done soon.  Idy is in good health for her age.

Bringing a senior dog into one’s family is truly a blessing for all.  Little Idy would be a wonderful companion for some lucky family!