Update, 10/26/18: Little Miss Lady would appreciate your kind thoughts. She developed a mast cell tumor on her back hip. It has been removed, and she is doing quite well. She has not let it bother her beautiful spirit or drive; she just goes on with her daily routine. Though this tumor has been removed, there is a chance the cancer has already spread or will return. For now she enjoys every moment. She is a joy to be with and is a good teacher of how life should be lived. Never give up -- choose joy!
Fact: For the 1955 Disney movie "Lady and the Tramp," animator Joe Grant used as his model his own Springer Spaniel named Lady. Fact: This little Lady will steal your heart in the same way the cartoon version of Lady did!
Twelve-year-old Lady is such a charmer. Her sweet personality just encourages people to walk up and hug her. Her visit to the vet had children crawling to her and older people stopping to give her a pat on the head. Miss Lady loved them all.
Lady loves to be with you, and she gets along well with other dogs. She is an easy keeper. She needs a minimal amount of exercise, and she sleeps through the night next to your bed with just an occasional snore.
Our lovely Lady is good on the leash, is housetrained and invisible-fence trained, and uses a doggy door. She knows basic commands, and when you speak just a bit louder than normal, she will follow them perfectly. Lady seems to follow hand signals, too. She is a noisy car passenger, barking and sniffing until you tell her firmly to stop. She does not like to be left alone, and she is not afraid to tell you so. She does quiet down after you have left.
This love bug fits easily into your lap, where she loves to snuggle. Her beautiful long tail is a sight to behold as it sways back and forth with her happy wiggle. Lady loves to have her rear end scratched, and if you just put your hand there, she will gladly do all of the work for you as she dances back and forth to make sure all of the right spots are touched.
Lady is in generally good health. She has the usual old-dog lumps and bumps, and she does leak a bit as she sleeps. Her leakage is controlled with a daily pill. All Lady needs is a family that will love her as much as she will love them, Forever and Ever.
The movie "Lady and the Tramp" used this quote from Josh Billings: "In the whole history of the world, there is but one thing that money cannot buy -- to wit, the wag of a dog's tail." To learn more about Miss Lady, the girl with the beautiful tail, please contact her foster family at the email address below.
A special note regarding Lady and all of ESRA’s seniors:
Why adopt an older dog?
Most people go to a shelter or rescue organization wanting to adopt a puppy or a young dog. By adopting an older dog, you can make a statement about human compassion and the value of life at all ages. Older dogs are often the last to be adopted or the first to be euthanized at the shelter. Why should an older dog be left behind?
Dogs live in the present, as today is what's important to them. They don't tend to worry about what's around the next bend in the road. They just want to be happy and loved today! We all know there are no guarantees in life. The quality of time you have with your new companion can matter a great deal more than its quantity. Even if you have a senior dog for only a few years, the days you spend together will be precious!
You can give an older dog the best years of his/her life! Won't you please consider providing a loving home to a senior?
Please submit an Online Adoption Application. It is always the first step in our adoption process.