Good with Children: yes
Good with Dogs: yes
Good with Cats: unknown, I suspect so and can cat test if necessary.
House trained: Yes, she will pace & then go to door to let you know she has to go out. *Note details under "medical history"
Crate trained: Yes.
Leash trained: Yes
Behavior: Piper loves to be with her people, male or female. She enjoys laying outside if you are with her. She loves to lean up against you on the couch or bed.
Activity Level: Fairly low key.
Fence: I believe leash walking would be sufficient. Should not be loose in unfenced area though.
Medical History: Up to date on vaccines, spayed & microchipped. She has double dew claws.
Piper was born with luxating hip joints. She went through some hydrotherapy sessions and did increase muscle in her hip area. A&B was gifted FHO surgery for her, so now she should not have pain. Because of being born with irregular hip joints, she has never developed good muscle so she has a funny walk.
* Housebreaking: Piper IS housebroken. She has an issue with occasional incontinence. She has been seen by vets multiple times, with no definitive reason for this condition. It seems to happen more in the evening. She has been on Proin, with no improvement noticed. When given antibiotics, she seems to improve, but then it returns again. I assume this will be a chronic condition, therefore a special adopter is needed to have the mindset to work around this. I believe her personality overrides this inconvenience. We just work around this issue. We have large washable incontinence pads that we put on top of the bed for our evening cuddle time. That solves the problem for us. We have not tried diapers because this does not happen all the time.
Foster Comments: Piper is a little girl compared to my 5 other Setters in the home. She is such a happy girl. She always like to be in the same room as you or even better right next to you.
Because of her hip issues as a puppy, she tends to lay down a lot and instead of getting up to turn around, she tends to spin with her front legs and her back legs dragging behind. She will also twist her body around to look for you instead of moving her body. I believe this is just how she maneuvered as a puppy when her hips were luxating. She can definitely get up and down, just a past habit.
She has become quite the watch dog so will bark at strange sounds or when she wants to come back in the house. Because of this, she would not do well in an apartment or condo with ajoining neighbors.
She loves her stuffy toys as well as squeaky rubber toys and chew toys. It is so adorable when she carries them in her mouth around the house. Everytime she comes back in the house, she goes straight to the toy box for a toy. Therefore, we have toys scattered throughout the house.
I believe Piper would be fine with or without other pets in the home.
Adoption fee: $300.00
Foster Location: Cedar Grove, TN
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