I am already spayed and purebred.
Please meet Whistle – we are guessing that she could be around 7 yrs old. She was saved from drowning in Lake Winnebago by a wonderful family and was so exhausted that she wouldn’t even stand up. This poor girl was cover in fleas and ticks and appeared to have just had puppies. Whistle spent an overnight at a vet's office to make sure she would just pull through. She was then taken to the shelter in Lee’s Summit and from the shelter into foster care.
When she first arrived in her new foster home, she wouldn’t eat and had no interest in anything. Whistle seemed to like the other dogs but appeared to be a bit scared of the cat. The only thing she responded to was a person whistling at her. Since I, her foster mom, cannot whistle I just started calling her Whistle.
Whistle has had a complete exam and blood work done to try and determine her age and condition. About all that can be determined is that she is in very good physical condition with the exception of her front teeth which are worn down to the gums. This could be a result of being in a puppy mill. She has now been spayed, heart worm tested neg, current on all shots, and put on heart worm preventative and flea and tick preventative.
She has been in foster care for a little over a month and each day she is improving and becoming more and more social. In the beginning just getting her to eat was a challenge, now we are working on building self esteem and just having her show some interest in life. Within the last 24 hrs, she actually jumped in the pond and was swimming with her Lab foster brother and sister. This is the first time I have seen her play and it was so rewarding! She is just fine with kids but she is not going to be the kind of dog who will play with them. However, Whistle is the kind of girl who wouldn’t mind if the grandchildren stopped by and wanted to pet her but a nice walk with her person is more her speed. She would be a wonderful campaign for a more mature person / couple looking to provide this girl with a wonderful home for her senior years.
If you like to have more information about Whistle please contact Jacque at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rev 08-02-09.