BAYLEE AB#19-101 – 2 F, 1 Year

Gender: Female
Age: 1 year
Size/Weight: 42 lbs 

Color: Orange and white

Breed: English Setter

Good with Children: There are no children in Baylee’s foster home.  She is very excitable and tends to jump up on people, so she would probably be best in a home without very small children.  She does get along with everyone and loves to play, so I suspect she would be good with school aged kids.

Good with Dogs: Yes, absolutely.  Baylee lives in a foster home with 8 other dogs and has also lived with a number of other foster dogs since her time in rescue, and she gets along well with everyone. Baylee loves to play and would really like to have a doggie friend in her new home.   

Good with Cats: Unknown, but probably not.  Baylee does show a fairly strong prey drive, and I would not trust her in a home with cats.

House trained: Still a work in progress.  Baylee arrived in rescue heartworm positive and just completed her treatment.  Part of HW treatment includes heavy doses of prednisone which tends to cause excessive thirst and frequent urination, so she has struggled with housebreaking during her treatment.  I am already seeing progress since she completed treatment, but this is something her new family will need to work on with her. 

Crate trained: Yes.  Baylee will go into her crate to eat or for a treat, and she settles down fairly well.  When I come home from work or wake up in the morning and she has been crated for a few hours, she definitely barks to be let out.  She does well in the crate as long as she isn’t left there for very long periods of time. She has had to spend more time than she would like in her crate due to her heartworm treatment, and she isn’t a huge fan, but she tolerates it.

Leash trained: Baylee has been on leash-walks only for the last 3 months during her treatment, and she still isn’t great on leash.  She tends to get excited and pulls quite a lot at first, but she does settle in and get better as the walk progresses.  The more exercise she has, the better she is on leash, but leash-walking alone is not enough to give her the exercise she wants and needs.  She does pull when she sees a bird or something else to chase. 

Activity Level: High Energy!!  Baylee is a very typical young setter.  She has lots of energy and loves to run in the yard.  Due to her treatment, she hasn’t had much opportunity to run free in the yard in a while, but she definitely craves the opportunity to run and play freely. Since she has been on exercise restrictions, she has a lot of pent up energy, but she will settle down nicely once she’s had a chance to blow off some steam.  She does have occasional bursts of the “Zoomies” in the house.   

Fence: Strongly preferred.  Baylee is very energetic and needs to opportunity to run freely and explore.  She loves to chase butterflies and birds in the yard and run around after her setter siblings.  It would be difficult to give Baylee adequate exercise without a fenced yard or frequent trips to the dog park.

Training/Behavior: Baylee has not had a lot of formal training, and we have been primarily focused on her Heartworm treatment.  Since she hasn’t been able to get proper exercise, it has been tough to get her to focus as much as I would like, but that is improving now as her exercise restrictions are relaxing.  Baylee has a great natural temperament, and she is very friendly with people and other dogs.  She is generally very social and seems to like everyone.  She is still working on learning house manners (she still jumps up a lot) and she engages in typical puppy mischief like stealing blankets from crates and counter surfing if she sees something interesting.  She is extremely food motivated.

Medical History: Baylee arrived into rescue positive for Heartworms.  She has completed her treatment and received a “thumbs up” from her vet.  Since we caught and addressed it early, I do not expect Baylee to have any issues associated with the heartworms in future, and we have not seen any physiological damage from the worms. It will be very important to keep her up to date on heartworm prevention, and she will need to be re-tested in about 6 months.  She is UTD on all vaccinations, microchipped, spayed and is on flea/tick and heartworm prevention. Baylee also did have a case of “happy tail” when she arrived – that has healed now, but she has a big scab on the tip of her tail that might never completely disappear.   It does not cause her any issues and it has not broken open in months.   At her vet visit on 11/4/2019, she was pronounced completely healthy.

Foster Comments:  Baylee came into rescue with her sister Harley.  Their former owner moved away and left them behind with someone who also neglected them.  They wandered away and ended up on the doorstep of a kind rescue person.  The person who found them sent us this message….  

These dogs have been on the run a while and they made it to my house. I talked to Bubbles and Bows who used to care for them. They know the owner. She moved away and her parents are caring for these. They escaped we are guessing and ended up 20 miles away at my house. She said they have always been together and can’t be separated. Someone is keeping them for me now. It’s been my lifelong desire to own English Setters, but I have 7 dogs and I’m not sure I can handle them too. What do I do? I’m in Mississippi.”

The original owner did not want them back and the parents were unable to care for them, so they came to A&B.  Baylee has been with me now for about 4.5 months.  

Baylee is a happy, bouncy, high energy girl who wants a family to love her and play with her.  She loves to run in the yard and play with the other dogs.  She is usually one to instigate play and encourage her foster siblings to join in.  She goes crazy for toads that come out at night, but I try to keep her away from them.  She seems to have strong natural instincts and makes a beautiful point when she sees a bird or other critter. Baylee loves to chase birds 

Baylee is looking for an active family who will play with her and continue to work with her on her training. She would like to have another fun-loving pup (or more) in the family to play with her and share her adventures.

If you are looking for a petite, beautiful, fun-loving and energetic girl, Baylee may be the pup for you!!

Adoption Fee: $300.00

Foster Location: Temperance, MI

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