#2702 – Edna-Teddi

Status:   Available

Edna in her furever home!

Status: Available
Type: Sable and White
Age: 8 Years
Gender: Female
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Good with children: Yes, although she is not very active and does not require children to be happy
Good with other dogs: Yes, although may react if startled or crowded by another dog.
Good with cats: Unknown
Housebroken: Yes
Foster Location: Esko, MN
Special needs: Must have fenced yard as she was a stray.
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: Edna, Eddie, Teddy – what’s in a name? This sweet little princess will answer to anything as long as she is spoken to gently and with love. Edna came to MWCR after she wandered into the yard of some kind people who tried hard to find her original family, but when that failed, contacted us. She then came to her foster home, and after one look at those soft, loving, brown eyes her foster mom was a goner.

Edna was exceptionally mellow, but we soon learned that part of her laid back manner was due to some medical issues. Life as a stray had left her with both Lyme’s disease and anaplasmosis (another tick borne illness). She was on antibiotics for an extended period but later developed an inner ear infection that left her so dizzy and disoriented that she refused to eat or drink and could barely walk. It seemed like poor Edna was the poster child for “When bad things happen to really, really good dogs.” Recovery has been a long, slow process for Edna, partially because she wouldn’t eat or take her medicine until her foster mom discovered that the one thing in the world that Edna craved was parmesan garlic breadsticks. Although this wasn’t the healthiest of diets, it was better than nothing at all, and it provided her foster mom with a place to hide those pesky antibiotic pills.

Now that she no longer needs to take her medication, Edna is back to eating her regular dry dog food with a few tasty treats mixed in. Although she appears to be a bit plump, it is only because like many of us girls, she tends to carry her weight in her “core.” She is actually quite petite (perhaps there is a sheltie hiding somewhere in her family tree) and the vet estimates her to be about eight years old.

Edna is a loving girl who gets along well with both humans and other dogs. She has not been exposed to cats at her foster home, so we can’t say how she would be with felines, but she is a very mellow girl and would probably adopt a live-and-let-live attitude toward kitties. She is a princess and Edna does like her “me” time, not because she is anti-social, but because the 4-5 other dogs at her foster home sometimes become too much for her. She doesn’t want to have to compete for her foster mom’s attention, so she politely walks away, sits down and crosses her front paws as if to say, “When you’re finished with those pushy dogs, I’ll be over here.”

Edna’s perfect forever home would be a quiet one with no more than one other mellow dog. Loud, boisterous children would probably be too much for her, but gentle, respectful ones would be fine. She would make a wonderful companion for a couple or a single person who could provide her with the one on one attention that she both craves and deserves. Her battle with her inner ear infection has resulted in some balance issues, so she needs a forever home without many stairs for her to negotiate. She does well at her foster home, which is a ranch style.

Edna has been through some tough times, but she has come through like the little champion that she is. Now she deserves to relax in a loving home with people who realize that no matter what her name is, this is one very special girl.