Keelie is an extremely lovable and sweet-tempered girl, with a rather complex mix of medical issues.
Keelie is a gentle girl who loves her leash walks and romps in the park. She greets all people and other dogs very nicely and she especially loves children. She is unknown with cats. She rarely barks, with only an occasional “woof” when waiting for her meal. She must be lifted into the car, but rides nicely. She enjoys being groomed and does well in her crate. Keelie is a very affectionate dog, always welcoming cuddles and petting.
Keelie came into ESRA with a long history of seizures, generally controlled by a cocktail of anti-seizure medications (two seizures in the three months she has been in foster care). She also suffered from many UTIs as well as ear and skin infections and was incontinent. Since coming into ESRA, she was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Thyroid medication has helped some of her symptoms. Meds have helped improve, but not entirely fix, her incontinence. She does have accidents in the house and it’s unknown if this can be alleviated. Keelie tends to resist relieving herself outside, so she must be taken out multiple times daily and watched carefully to be sure she empties her bladder. She has been UTI-free for over a month. Her ears and skin have greatly improved, but this is still a work in progress as the infections have proven very stubborn. Keelie's multiple medications are administered on a very regular schedule twice daily.
Keelie is an adorable girl who will provide endless love and joy for a family who is able to attend to her needs.