Hi! I am Mama Dixie!
*42lbs of love
*2.5 years old
*Dog friendly: Yes, with proper introductions
*Cat friendly: Absolutely, ignores them
*Kid friendly: Yes, lives with children under 5 years
*Has been through Basic Obedience
So now that you know the basics about me, let me get a little more detailed.
My stay with FCHS could not have come at a better time for me. I lived my entire life outdoors before being rescued and had already had two litters of puppies by the time FCHS rescued me. When the second litter came along they insisted on not leaving me behind since it was my second go round as a mama. It is a good thing too! I had no manners, was really possessive of my food, and worst of all, I was heartworm positive. If I had been left behind, there would have been a really sad ending in my future. Now I am and indoor girl who has been through Basic Obedience classes! I have excellent manners, know how to sit, lay down, and wait for my meals. I am no longer possessive of my food because I know that there will always be a meal for me and I am not rail thin like I once was. I also get to enjoy soft, cushy dog beds because I don't have any desire to tear them up, or any of my foster families things for that matter. I really do not have to be crated but I don't mind staying in one one bit if that is what is preferred by my forever family. The best news though is that I am now heartworm free! I have a long, bright and healthy future ahead of me that I did not have before.
I live in a foster home with several other doggies of all shapes and sizes. There have been times when I have shared my foster home with a 7lb dachshund mix, and right now I am sharing it with 100lb St Bernard. I have done great with males and females alike. I do best meeting my new doggie friends in a yard though were I do not have to be on leash. The leash makes me nervous because before coming to FCHS, I had never been on one in my life, and being restrained makes me a little edgy. I tend to bark at new dogs if introduced on leash. But I can do it and foster mama would be more than happy to show you how to best introduce me! I have come such a long ways in the time that I have been in a home that it amazes mama. I do not have to have doggie friends in my forever home though. I would be just as happy to be the only apple of your eye and soak up all the love there is for myself. There are 5 kitties in my foster home and to be totally honest, I could not care any less about them. I do not chase them or pay any attention to them. Even the kitty that doesn't like dogs likes me well enough! I love sharing my home with small children, it means more hands to pet me with! They do not make me nervous or anything!
If you have any questions about me and if I would be a good fit for your home, please email my foster mama, Jess, at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can tell you even more about me. My adoption fee is $225. It is really quite the bargain since I am now spayed, microchipped, up to date on all my vaccinations, have undergone costly heartworm treatment, and am now on heartworm and flea/tick prevention to ensure I stay healthy. If you think that I could be the new girl in you life, please apply at www.fchsnc.org/adoptable-dogs. I hope to find my forever soon!
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