Hi my name is Andie and I am a sweet senior gal that was rescued from the local shelter just minutes before being put to sleep. I am around about 8 years old and am a nice medium size weighing around 45 pounds. I am extremely loving and if I had my way I would be glued to my owners side every waking moment! I love my person/people unconditionally but I need some time to gain trust so I must go to an understanding and patient home. My foster mom isn't sure what my life was like before I was rescued but it is obvious that I get overwhelmed easily in busy situations and was likely abused. The vet told my foster mom that I am "face shy" with strangers. This means that new people should not get him my face. Once I know you and trust you, you can do anything to me! I am a huge cuddle bug and love to give kisses! Once I see you as family I will protect you with my life. I am obviously more comfortable with women at first meeting but I warm up to men if given time to trust on my terms! My foster mom's boyfriend came to visit for a few months and we became the best of friends! We used to play chase in the back yard which was so fun! I adore children but would prefer to go to a home with no kids or with older children who are respectful and can't be knocked over easily! If you are looking for a sweet and protective couch potato I may be your girl!
I am dog and cat friendly and enjoys the company of others furry friends. I would be fine - maybe even prefer - being the only pet because that would mean more attention for ME and I LUV attention! I love my foster mom's 8-year-old niece and 10-year-old nephew but because I have terrible depth perception and am a little spatially challenged that it is best to take things slow and teach me boundaries with children. I walk great on leash and because I have some arthritis I prefer to go on short walks. I love to get belly rubs and sometimes can be demanding. I will need someone who is okay with providing me with structure and stability to teach me how to be a house dog. I have come so far but sometimes I digress when I get excited!
I would be a great fit for a single woman looking for a loyal companion and protector or for a couple with lots of patience. I love to chew toys and to cuddle with my person. I can be off leash around my home since I don't want to go anywhere without my people.
I was heartworm positive when FCHS rescued me but was lucky enough to go on a nice long road trip to Georgia to be treated thanks to a great grant! I have overcome various other health issues and I am so happy to be able to report that I now have a clean bill of health (other than mild arthritis)!
I am spayed, micro-chipped, up-to-date on vaccinations and current on heartworm and flea/tick prevention. If you or someone you know might be interested in adopting me please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out an application at http://pawsforlifenc.org/pet-adoptions/dog-adoptions/
My adoption fee is $150!
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