Bridget was dumped at a shelter that determined she had a heartworm infection. Lacking the resources to treat this very expensive condition but reluctant to euthanize such an affectionate, friendly young girl, the shelter called NVSR to see if we would take her in. Although we usually accept only Shelties and Sheltie mixes, we agreed to take Bridget because she clearly needed us. She was not housetrained, leash trained, or crate trained when she came to us, so her foster parents had a lot of training to do.
Bridget has now been in foster care for three months while she went through the long, intensive protocol that heartworm treatment requires. During that time, the vet ordered very restricted activity for this lively dog; she could enjoy only leash walks with no freedom to run or jump. She has now successfully completed her treatment and is finally free to run and play to her heart’s content. She has been given a clean bill of health with no apparent aftereffects of the infection. And her foster parents have housetrained and leash trained her. She quickly learned to love her crate because it often contained little treats meant to put more meat on her thin frame.
This friendly, playful girl is now ready to look for her forever home. She needs a large, securely fenced yard where she can run full out. She would love to have an active canine companion to play chase with. Such a companion should be Bridget’s size or larger because she can be a bit clumsy and rough when she plays. She exhibits a strong prey drive, so no cats or other small fast-moving animals should share her home. Even though she is very loving and affectionate, a family with small children are not a good match. What Bridget needs most at this point are patient, caring humans who will enroll her in a good obedience class. Her foster parents, who have four dogs of their own and have fostered a great many others, say that Bridget is very smart and will likely be the star of the class. Such a class will make Bridget a very welcome companion and help to keep her safe.
Bridget is ... 5 years old, 37 pounds, and 19 inches tall. Her adoption fee is $250. Before you ask about Bridget, please read the "How to Adopt" page on our website (NVSR.org). It describes our process and expectations.
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