Hi, friends! My name is Lois, and I came to rescue after an ESRA volunteer saw a picture of my cute little face when I was sitting in a shelter. You see, I had been picked up as a stray by the dog warden and taken there. The nice people at the shelter thought that since I'm so sweet, I certainly must have a family that would come looking for me. But no one did. That's when I became an ESRA dog.
We're sure that I'm not a purebred Springer -- we think that I'm a Springer/beagle mix. I'm a petite girl, with Springer coloring and feathers and a beagle tail and busy nose. I offer the best parts of two wonderful breeds!
My first ESRA foster family made sure that I got all of my vaccines. I was also spayed, microchipped, and tested for heartworm. All clear there! When I first came to rescue, I was itchy. I had a skin infection and some fur loss. My wonderful foster family made sure that I got medicine and good food, and now my skin is all cleared up and my coat is full and shiny.
After some time with my foster family, it became clear that I really need to be an only dog. I don't like to share my people very much, and living with another dog was just not working (I am untested with cats). So I moved in with my current foster dad. Now it's just me and him, and I love it! I like to be the center of attention and have my person nearby. I am playful, and chew toys are my favorites. I should also mention that I have been good when I've been around children.
My foster dad has been working with me, and I am proud to report that I am nearly one-hundred-percent housetrained. It's been a slow process, but he didn't give up (and neither did I!). I stay in a crate when Dad has to leave the house, and I am okay with that. I just relax and wait for him to come home.
Since I'm pretty tight lipped, my foster dad doesn't know my history. He can only reason that humans were not very kind to me in my past life. It takes me a while to warm up to people, and sometimes I get nervous when there are visitors in the house. I like to trash pick, too. I know that's a bad habit, but when I was a stray I was used to fending for myself. Dad just makes sure to move the trash can out of my reach. He says I am a really wonderful girl who just needs a Forever Family that is patient and willing to spend some extra time with me.
So there you have it. Now that you know all about me, do you think I'm the girl for you? If so, please hurry and contact my case manager. I can't wait to meet you!
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