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Entered: 09/04/2021
Status: Available
Age: 8
Color: Gray/Brown Yorkie Mix
Weight: 18 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Mastic, NY
Health: UTD, HW-, losing to a healthy weight, overall good health,
Temperament: Good with adults (children unknown), fine with small dogs but fearful of large ones, respectful of cats

As part of MAESSR’s Home for the Holidays program, Lizzy's adoption fee is being waived from November 1st through December 31st.  This is a wonderful opportunity to open your home and heart to a dog that really needs you.  Please consider her or another senior or special-needs Springer today!!

Lizzy's Story . . .

Original: "Even though she was not a Springer on the outside, this sweet girl had a Springer heart. So, she became a MAESSR girl." 

Lizzy the Springer Wannabe came to MAESSR from New York after her owner had to move to a nursing home. Her daughter contacted MAESSR to see if we could find a new forever home for her. Bringing Lizzy to her future foster mom’s vet for the transfer, foster mom met this outgoing, friendly little girl who was greeting everyone she could see.  Even though she was not a Springer on the outside, this sweet girl had a Springer heart.  So, she became a MAESSR girl.

This little lady came from a very quiet home with just her and her owner. As such, she is finding her foster home a bit overwhelming with multiple dogs and resident cats.  Lizzy has been respectful of the cats and small dogs but is fearful of the larger dogs.  Her foster mom is confident that she will adjust to all the dogs with time. 

With good house manners, Lizzy is completely housetrained and barks to indicate when she needs to go out.  Since she is trustworthy, she is given free run of the house and is not crated even when her foster mom is out of the house.  She is not interested in getting up on furniture and at night she chooses to sleep on a dog bed in the bedroom.  Playing with toys is not on her agenda; she is only interested in food!

For commands, Lizzy knows “sit” and takes treats very gently from one’s hand.  Although she pulls on the leash on her walks, that is not a problem due to her small size.  This little escape artist has gotten loose outside but she stayed right in the yard and did not attempt to take off.  Good girl, Lizzy!  This little love bug is a happy passenger in the car, riding well for her chauffeur. 

At the vet’s office, Lizzy was good with minimal restraint needed.  She was a bit squirmy at the groomer, though.  The vet wanted her to lose about three pounds to be at her ideal weight so she is on a diet.  Otherwise, she is in great overall health.

Lizzy’s dream home would be a quite one with someone who will give her the time she needs to adjust without overwhelming her.  Lizzy’s foster mom thinks she could live nicely with another small dog, a dog-friendly cat, or a very calm medium to large dog—all would make a good match for her.  Because of their wiggly, noisy nature, young children should not be part of Lizzy’s forever home.

Think about adding this sweet Yorkie/Poodle mix to your household.  Remember, being a Springer can be just a state of mind!