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Rosie 7

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Entered: 01/16/2022
Status: Adopted
Age: 3; born 02/06/2019
Color: Liver/White
Weight: 38 lbs.
Gender: Altered Female
Location: Goochland, VA
Health: UTD, HW-
Temperament: Good with people as young as 11 (younger unknown), good with most other dogs, unknown with cats but probably not good with them due to a high prey drive

Rosie 7's Story . . .

Original: “Besides hunting and playing with the other dogs, Rosie loves chewing on her toys—the squeakier the better! “

Rosie was relinquished to MAESSR by her North Carolina owner when she started attacking the other dog in the home who was a spayed female and epileptic.  Rosie would attack her when she was having a seizure.  The owner was devastated to let Rosie go, but felt he had to protect the other dog


Rosie’s foster home has multiple dogs in it, residents and other foster Springers.  In the beginning Rosie was afraid of them and would growl at them.  Now they play in the back yard for hours, running and chasing and having fun!  Although she likes to dig, she stays in the fenced yard.  In her former home she had escaped by darting out the door.  So, future owners need to be careful with Rosie around doors unless they connect to a fenced yard.


Another outdoor activity that Rosie loves is patrolling the yard, chasing squirrels and birds.  Quite the hunter, she has even caught rabbits!  Because of her high prey drive, Rosie should not live with cats in her forever home.  Besides hunting and playing with the other dogs, Rosie loves chewing on her toys—the squeakier the better! 


Housetrained and crate trained, Rosie is crated when her family is out; however, she is not crazy about being crated.  She eats in her crate, though.  In her former house, she counter-surfed but is not particularly food motivated; she’s far more toy motivated.  She doesn’t beg at the table.  Good girl, Rosie!  At night Rosie sleeps in the big bed or a dog bed in her foster parents’ bedroom. As a plus, Rosie is not an excessive barker.


Rosie has had some home training and she knows the basics of “sit” and “down.”  Reportedly in her original home, she wasn’t a good listener and didn’t have good recall.  Taking Rosie for a series of obedience lessons would benefit her as well as her new family, also helping them bond.  Rosie has walking on a leash down pat, only pulling if she sees squirrels.  She likes to ride in the car and is a good passenger.


Good at both the groomer and at the vet, Rosie got high marks from both!  Since Rosie is a mildly anxious dog, her foster mom started her on an inexpensive supplement to help with the anxiety.  Rosie is doing much better since starting the supplement.  


This girl is a love bug who thrives on attention.  There is no better way to brighten 2022 than to bring Rosie into your family!