#2480 – Sweetie

Status:   Adopted

Status: Adopted
Type: Mahogany-sable
Age: 9-1/2 years
Gender: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes, with older kids
Good with cats: Yes
House broken: Yes
Foster Location: Iowa
Special needs:
No horses
Adoption requirements:
Available for adoption with an application & home visit. Don't hesitate to complete our adoption application form
Adoption Fee: Click here for fee
Description: Sweetie's name says it all!  This small, endearing female likes to snuggle close to her people for petting or a butt scratch.  She lets strangers pet her, is good with dog savvy older children, generally gets along with other dogs and ignores her foster family's cat.  However, she was turned into MWCR because she began chasing horses so her new home should not have any.  Sweetie knows some basic commands and is good on recall, so a fenced yard is not required as long as she is walked regularly on a leash.  She rides quietly in the car and tolerates baths and grooming well. 

  Because she loves her family so much, Sweetie wants to sleep near them and may cry or bark when confined.  She can be a bit possessive with her toys or treats when other dogs are around.  Her former owner said she does not like fireworks, but the vacuum, thunder and hairdryer don't faze her.

  Sweetie has a history of having 1 - 2 seizures per year, which are controlled with medication.  She is currently under treatment for a bladder infection that caused her to have accidents, but she is expected to become dependable again once she fully recovers.  She navigates stairs well and can climb in and out of the car with ease.

  Though she's no longer a puppy at age 9 1/2, Sweetie can be surprisingly playful.  She particularly likes squeaky toys, but is so fascinated by the squeaker that she may try to remove it.  Sweetie amuses herself (and those watching) by throwing her toys in the air and catching them.  While she is ordinarily pretty mellow, Sweetie can nip or be a little rambunctious when she plays but settles down when told "no."  For this reason, she would do best in a home without small children.  She may be happiest as an only dog, but may also fit into a household with another dog that would not challenge her for toys, food or attention.

  If you want a cuddly, loving senior sweetheart, Sweetie's your girl!