Age: Approximately 7 years old
Size/Weight: 48 pounds, she has thick fur and a gorgeous tail with beautiful feathers.
Color: Black and white
Breed: English setter
Socialization/training: Leesee came to A & B very scared when her owner died and she needed a new home. She didn’t eat much initially, but now that she feels safe, her appetite has picked up and she’s getting more comfortable in her foster home.
I don’t know that she had much training with her original owners. Since she’s mostly deaf, we go outside and clap our hands to get her attention to come inside. When she sees you, she comes quickly. The other dogs are also her “ears”. She seems to pick up quickly on the routine & understands the arm motion for come. She mostly runs around outside, comes inside & sleeps, eats, & repeats! She’s a very easy dog to have. She isn’t very interested in toys or bones. Not really food motivated.
Good with Children: Since she’s hard of hearing and almost completely deaf, she needs to go to a home with older children where she won’t be startled accidently.
Good with Dogs: She’s initially a little growly with new dogs. If introductions are slow & the dogs give her space and don’t get in her face or try to play, she’s fine with them. If they’re a little too rambunctious for her, she’ll let them know. I don’t believe Leesee is going to be a playful dog and may be best as an only dog or with an older, calm, laid-back dog.
Good with Cats: NO cats or small animals due to her prey drive for small critters. Leesee was very fascinated by the resident cats in her first foster home & was moved due to concerns for their lives!
House trained: Yes, she hasn’t had any accidents in her crate or in the house.
Crate trained: Yes, but she’s an older girl who’d rather be with her people or checking out the birds outside than being crated. Sometimes she seems a little stiff when she gets out of her crate but is fine otherwise. She is only crated at night, goes in easily & is quiet until the morning. Otherwise, she is laying near her human.
Leash trained: Working on it, pulls hard, especially if she sees something she wants to chase. She’s stronger than she looks! Will need some additional training if there is a desire to do alot of leash work.
Cars: Leesee hadn’t had much experience riding in cars. Going back & forth to day care, she did just fine. Getting her in the car is a work in progress.
Activity Level: Leesee LOVES to run around the backyard checking everything out! When she’s done exploring, she comes in & finds a comfy place to rest until she’s ready to eat or go out again. Leesee doesn’t even attempt to jump her 4-5’ fence, dig or bark at anyone. Inside, she settles down quickly and likes to know where everyone is. She is an easy keeper. Stomping on the floor gets her attention & she responds well to cues. She is pretty energetic in the morning for breakfast & outside time. You can really see her personality then. With her previous family, she enjoyed snuggling on the couch with them but she hasn’t gotten that comfortable with her foster family yet & also doesn’t seem interested in the dog beds scattered throughout the house
Fence REQUIRED: Physical fence required. Even though Leesee is 7 years old, she loves the freedom of running around the backyard and deserves to have that experience as a bird dog!
Behavior: Leesee loves attention from people but she also has a little independent streak. She likes to know where her people are, but doesn’t follow us around the house or demand attention. Leesee likes getting petted and being with people. She even made new friends easily at doggie day care.
Medical History: Spayed, Up-to-date, microchipped, on heartworm preventative, and recently had a dental. Leesee seems to be mostly deaf, but it doesn’t slow her down any. She seems to hear certain pitches so could possibly train to a whistle
Foster Comments: When Leesee was a year old, she was found as a stray and was heartworm positive. The kind and caring people who found her, took her in and had her treated for heartworms and gave her a home. When the owners got sick, Leesee was there for them and gave them much comfort as they were going through their own medical treatments. Sadly, when the owners passed away, Leesee had nowhere to go and she was surrendered to A & B. Right now she’s wondering what happened to the only family that she knew and I’m sure she’s a little confused as she walks around her foster home looking for them.
Leesee is what we call an “easy-keeper”. She is a sweet and friendly girl who deserves to find a new home where she’ll be loved and cherished once again. Don’t let her “hearing disability” deter you. She is a very nice, loving, easy dog to have in your home
Adoption fee: $275.00
Foster Location: Plymouth, IN
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