Beary is a 4 year old black and tan female who was surrendered by her owners because they were unable to manage her multiple medical conditions. She came to us weighing about 60 lbs and very underweight, missing much of her hair, hematomas on one ear and in need of dental care. Since she was relinquished, she has been treated for wide-spread skin and ear infections, provided a dental cleaning which involved pulling a few teeth, as well as removing a hematoma on the right ear. There is evidence that she had at least one litter of puppies in the past. Despite all these challenges, Beary is recovering nicely and showing rapid regrowth of her beautiful coat. Her right ear, however, will remain flaccid.
Beary is one of the keenest dogs that has entered rescue. She successfully unlocked several doors, including her kennel and indoor locks with deadbolts, to search for her human. Secure containment is necessary when left alone until she learns her new routine. Once in human company, she is extremely calm and content to lay on her bed and show you her excellent house manners. She is affectionate, yet has not been pushy about constant affection.
Beary is eager to go on walks and car rides, yet is very pleased to return to her home. She is crate trained, house-broken and knows some basic commands. She is learning to walk well on a leash. She is very social and curious to meet all humans and dogs. Due to her play style, she is best without small dogs. Beary has shown some dominance around other dogs and will physically try to intercept what she sees as inappropriate behavior. She can get along with confident male dogs, but best without other females. She will interact with toys, but is content with human company. She seems to get along with cats but may be engaged with the chase, so supervision is necessary.
Continued training, special food, flea treatments, exercise and socialization will go a long way for this worthy girl.
This is a Level 3 Dog. Please be sure you understand what a dog of this Level requires.
Added Septmember 2017
Images from September 2017