I like living in the City because I like the hustle/bustle but I would do best in a home that has a fenced yard. In my foster home I have to be walked outside. I wait for my turn in the elevator and I sit very patient. I have no accidents while I wait. All the people who live in the building say “what a pretty girl I am.” Then we walk to a dog park but I don’t get to play there because I can’t run around and play. See, even though I would love to run around and play with other dogs and chase the squirrels (oh those squirrels tempt me!) I can’t for a few more months. I have heart worm. Right now my foster Dad is giving me medication and I’ll be getting shots that will help me get better. (More info below on Steve’s heart worm). I’m going to get better with my heart worm and when I get better I have so much to offer. I am a young dog that loves to go for walks, be outdoors and then when it comes time to be inside if you let me snuggle with you I made a great cuddle buddy. I’m not food aggressive and I am house trained. I go in my crate during the day when my foster Dad goes to work. I don’t like it and I can escape from it (see, I’m smart) but my foster Dad can tell you his tricks on what he does to keep me inside. Maybe I don’t need a crate if there is someone home all day or if there is another dog but for my living situation now I go in the crate. I haven’t been around cats but being I like to chase squirrels and other small animals let’s just say no on cats. Kids – oh boy! Other than my toys and cuddling there my favorite. I am very good with children but when I get excited meeting for the 1st time I might jump so for small kids I might need a “caution” until I master my DOWN command. Hopefully my heart worm doesn’t scare you and you’ll want to come meet me. Just give me a chance. We can go for a walk and then I’ll lie by your feet. You’ll see I’m the sweetest, lovable girl and then you’ll want me to be your girl. Xoxo, Stevie.
Stevie is located in our foster home in Chicago. Please visit our website to view our adoption process and our adoption fees at www.illinoisanimalrescue.org
Stevie’s heart worm treatment is part of her adoption fee. First, heart worm is NOT contagious to other dogs. The only way a dog can catch heart worm is by an infected mosquito & if they are not under heart worm prevention; which Stevie was not. There are 4 courses of heart worm treatment. 1st course: 28 days of anti-biotics; 2nd - heart worm prevention medication. 3rd: 30 days later 1st injection of Imiticide done by our vets. 4th/last: 30 days later two consecutive days of Imiticide and treatment is done. She will need to be on restricted activity until she gets cleared by the Vet – about 6 months from start to completion. Any questions, please email our Foster Coordinator at email@example.com. Please do not let heart worm stop you from adopting this sweet girl.
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