Adora ABIN#19-047 – F, 3 Years

Gender: Female, spayed

Age: 3 years

Size/Weight: medium- 30 pounds (but underweight, maybe more like 37-40 pounds once at healthy weight)

Color: Orange & White

Breed: English Setter

Good with Children: Yes, I do not have children in my home but I took Adora and my 2 dogs to my sister’s home where she has a baby and 5 and 6 year old girls. Adora did not jump up on them. We were in the yard for about and 1.5 hrs, either walking around or sitting in the yard on a blanket with the dogs. The 6 year old was able to control Adora using the no pull training harness for the entire visit. Adora was very receptive to their attention and behaved in a laid back manner. The baby was around us for only a short period of time. Adora showed some interest in the baby, smelling her feet and that was all.

Good with Dogs: Yes, gets along well with my senior dog and my younger dog. She does not want to do rough play, but gives them kisses and enjoys their company.  While she is dog friendly, I do not think an off-leash dog park would be best for her as she has let my dogs "know" to back off from playing rough with her

Good with Cats: Unknown

House trained: Yes, Adora has not had any accidents since her arrival, either in the house or in her crate. She does do some counter surfing and grabbing a shoe, so I would not trust her if left alone yet.

Crate trained: Yes. I feed her in her crate and she goes in quickly. Settles down nicely. When I leave home, I crate her. Adora does amazingly well, with no barking. She just chills out.

Leash trained: Yes, but pulls a bit and likes to explore. I use a no pull training harness. I can see this continuing to improve as she has already settled down a lot in only a few walks.

Behavior: Adora loves to cuddle and give kisses, but also is fine entertaining herself. She is a very easy dog both in the house and yard. At night, she has slept both on the bed and in the crate. Rides well in the car.

Activity Level: Low to fairly active. She does not appear to need much exercise to settle down nicely. It is more like she loves to do some exploring and then is fine. When I let her out, she runs off and starts her butterfly/bug hunting activities, with her tail just a wagging.  Adora would not be happy with only leash-walking/dog park off-leash.  She needs a fenced yard with grass to run freely. She is ready to go in, when you go in.

Fence Required: Yes, as she loves to run and chase butterflies. Gets very excited when she sees a squirrel. I have a 5 ft metal fence with T-posts. When she is excited with a squirrel she runs the fence line but has not tried to dig or get out. It is more of a pleasure to see her happy.

Medical History: Up to date on all shots, spayed, HW- and healthy. Needs to gain some weight.

Adora is from Turkey where Leishmaniasis is endemic. She has tested negative, but the parasite can remain dormant in the system. Potential adopters must be willing to commit to annual testing for the next 7 years. Your vet can draw the blood and send it to the lab. The test typically costs $120-150 but varies from vet to vet.

Foster Comments: Adora is 3 legged. She must have lost her leg a while ago as she does so well in terms of mobility. She runs fast and has no problem with stairs or jumping up on the sofa. Basically, she does not seem to miss her leg and there is not a visible scar. She is very cooperative and loves to be messed with. Easy to bathe, clean ears, clip nails, brush teeth, brush fur, etc. She is smart and is picking up quickly on basic training. Has learned sit and down. She will readily cuddle or lay by herself on the floor. Such a happy girl. Very loving. Simply an angel! I can imagine her being a therapy dog as she has such a good spirit, is very adaptable, and is so inspiring to others. Or, she may simply be a dog to help someone heal from a loss as she is always smiling, and cuddles in a quiet way.

Foster location: Hephzibah, GA

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