Bridget was dumped at a shelter when she had a heartworm infection. Lacking the resources to treat this expensive condition but reluctant to euthanize such an affectionate, friendly young girl, the shelter called NVSR to ask us to 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 five months and has completed the long, intensive protocol that heartworm treatment requires. She has been given a clean bill of health with no after-effects of the infection. She is also now housetrained and leash trained. 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 rough when she plays. She has a strong prey drive, so no cats or other small fast-moving animals in her new home. Also, no small children. What Bridget needs 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, 40 pounds, and 19 inches tall. Her adoption fee is $250. Please see our website (NVSR.org) for information about applying for adoption.
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