GYPSY AB#19-019- F, 4-5 Years

Foster dog name:  Gypsy #19-019

Gender:  F

Age:  4-5 

Size/Weight:  58#

Color:  Black & White, heavily ticked

Breed:  English Setter

Good with Children:  Yes

Good with Dogs:  Yes

Good with Cats:  Unknown  

House trained:  Yes

Crate trained:  Yes, but not fond of it

Leash trained:  Yes

Behavior: Super sweetheart, loves other dogs, kids and her people

Activity Level: Hard to judge since it’s cold and snowy here, but she doesn’t seem hyper active

Fence:  A fence is always preferred

Medical History:  Spayed, microchipped, tested negative for HW, on HWP and UTD on vaccinations. On Cosequin for arthritis  --  see foster comments

Foster Comments: Gypsy is just simply a total sweetheart, no other way to describe her.  She is physically gorgeous and has a wonderful sweet personality as well. She is a bit of a velcro dog, following foster mom from room to room, or from chair to chair in the home office.  She gets along great with my pack of 8.  She is the first foster dog I’ve had who absolutely insisted that she be let in with all the other dogs within 30 minutes of coming in our door… So our normal 2 day introduction time was condensed into about an hour, and everybody got along great.  Gypsy was an owner surrender due to an elderly relative coming to live in the house.  I talked to her second owner, who is the one who surrendered her.  He got her from her original owner at about 1 ½ - 2 years of age; the first owner kept her on a 600 acre cattle ranch, with very little human companionship.  She had been professionally trained as a bird dog, and she does exhibit some birdy characteristics (not excessively so), and she loves to carry around a toy in her mouth.  However, she does have moderate arthritis in her left hip, probably caused by a trauma according to the vet.  We think maybe she got kicked by a cow?  There was no knowledge of any other accidents in her past.  We started her on Cosequin, and she will probably be a candidate for a stronger arthritis pain med later in life.  Due to the arthritis, she will never be an all day hunter again, but I think she would do fine on short hunting trips.  She would love to sleep in the bed with her people, but she is too far down the chain here to get bed privileges. She rides well in the car, and quickly learned the doggie door in her foster home.   

Adoption fee: $300.00

Foster Location: Clarinda, IA

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