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I am already spayed, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with cats.
Lacey was used to sleeping with her previous owner and she does like to snuggle on the couch. Lace is also cage an house trained and cat safe which is a bonus. We want to find her the very best forever home, but the adopter needs to be on board with the long term antibiotic care needed with Lyme disease. She should live into her teens if she stays on a medication regimen on and off the rest of her life.
Lacey from 2012
OH MY GOSH- Lacey is just the SWEETEST little Pointer. She is darling- a real hugger. I LOVE THIS DOG!!! Follow up testing shows she also has Ehrlichia besides her Lyme disease- but thanks to IBR's thorough testing and antibiotic therapy- she is going to do very well.
Lacey is a GORGEOUS Lemon and White American Field English Pointer. She was an owner surrender to a shelter in Danville, Il where she was in danger of being put to sleep. Blood work shows she is infected with Lyme disease (as are most of our dogs) and we can surmise that she was dumped because she was not smelling birds. As Lyme disease can affect a hunting dog's natural ability to scent point besides affecting their endurance in the field, once she is treated, her natural instincts will most likely return. We would be thrilled with a loving pet home just the same- SHE IS PRESCIOUS--look at that face!!!
Due to the fact that these dogs have come from shelters or abuse or neglect situations, and unless we have tested these dogs on upland birds and feel they are confident and ready to work as a hunter with families where they will be trained with kindness and patience, we will only adopt to pet homes.
All adoptions include vaccinations, fecals and deworming, microchips, spaying or neutering, collar, leash and an information adoption packet. All dogs and puppies are also tested for Lyme Disease, Ehrlichia and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever via a $100 blood test. On average nearly 83% of our incoming dogs and puppies from the Midwest are testing positive to one, two or all three tick borne illnesses. If caught early- these diseases are highly treatable. Infected Dog and Deer Ticks are all over the Midwest and United States and these diseases often go missed yet are epidemic. Left untreated- dogs may suffer horrible painful joints, brain damage, chronic allergies, and if the disease progresses- death.
All IBR dogs in foster care are learning to be crate trained, housebroken, socialized with other dogs and loved on by their human foster parents. Adoption fees are used to cover vetting expenses and special need dogs' vetting care. Our adoption guidelines also require non-smoking homes and safe fenced in yards.
If you are interested in adopting this pet through our rescue organization, please go to the ADOPTING A FRIEND section to read about our pre-adoption policies and vetting protocols.