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Entered: 10/25/2020
Status: On Hold
Age: 15 weeks; born 08/28/2020
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 15 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Brigantine, NJ
Health: UTD with puppy vaccinations
Temperament: Puppy Perfect !!

Davina's Story . . .

Original:  “Bunni loves playing tug with a squeaky toy and wrestling doggie bones from her sister.”

Sisters Davina and Demi became MAESSR pups when their Maryland owner became ill and had to rehome the Springers in his breeding kennel.

At 14 weeks old Davina aka Bunni is a happy healthy 15 pound bundle of adorable puppy energy.  She loves to play with her littermate racing around the fenced yard, tackling each other, and then starting off again.  Bunni loves playing tug with a squeaky toy and wrestling doggie bones from her sister.  Then, off she will run to play catch me if you can.  Curious and adventuresome, she will explore new places inside and out searching for treasures like stones, leaves, and an occasional shoe.  Bunni is learning to walk on a leash and going for a walk is a highlight of her day with lots of new smells and people to greet.

Visits to the vet have gone well with plenty of puppy love to spread around to the staff.  Although she has not gone to an outside groomer yet, Bunni was good when her foster mom bathed her, cleaned her ears, and handled her feet.

Housetraining is going well. Calling “Bunni come” has her flying down the stairs to the door. Though outside often, she still uses a puppy pad a few times a day.  When placed in the exercise pen for short periods, Bunni will climb out. When she is put back in and is reminded to stay, she complies while chewing a bone or a toy until she is let out.

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 patience, and they do chew on things!  The decision to get a puppy and raise it to be a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted dog is a serious commitment. To reinforce this commitment, MAESSR requires all adopters of dogs one year old and under to enroll their puppy in a series of obedience classes within 60 days of adoption. Bunni is a very smart little pup and will be a good pupil.  She already rides nicely in the car.

Bunni’s weekdays are spent playing and napping at her foster mom’s feet while she works from home. This little Velcro girl always wants to know where her people are so she never strays far.  Winding down to bedtime she has mastered the art of the snuggle cuddling with her foster parents before going out one last time for the night.  Then she goes into the crate to sleep, waking to a dry bed in the morning.