Maisy is a 1 year old yellow spayed female. She weighs 52 pounds and is approved for kids 10 and up. She is heartworm negative. Maisy must go to a home with another dog. Maisy is a happy, bouncy puppy who needs a quiet and patient family to help her blossom into a confident girl. She is shy at first, but opens up with a squeaky tennis ball and another pup to play with. Maisy is more tentative with men, so patience while she builds her trust is key. She would prefer a home in a quiet neighborhood with a fenced yard to play in.
Update from Maisy's foster family 12/19/2014
Maisy has GREAT house manners...doesn't even sniff at the counter. She only chews appropriate things and hasn't gotten into any mischief at all. She's smart as a whip. In the list of things that Maisy knows...sit, lay down, touch, watch me, stay. Each day I teach her something new and she learns it quickly and doesn't need a reminder the next day. She does fine through the night, sharing the bed with her foster family and pretty much curled up through the night. She woke up a couple of times and checked in with us to make sure that we were as happy to have her here as she is to be here.
We had our first long walk this morning. A harness is a must for Maisy. She pulls like the Dickens and can get a bit fearful if she's over stimulated i.e. we were at the end of the busy street and turned the corner just as a man came out the front door of his house. She didn't make a peep, just did a bit of a spin and tried to run away. We'll work on that with treats while she's here.
What can I say except that Maisy is 90% puppy and about 10% 'WHAT'S THAT?' kind of fearful. So far, giving her time to process and then pick up and move on to fun stuff again works great. But the key is to take it in stride rather than be too sympathetic to her fears.
She's a real hoot! Bounce, bounce, play! She can sail across the room onto the sofa with a toy in her mouth. And she runs back and forth - resident dog...touch...foster mom....touch....back to the resident dog for a boop with her nose. Loves squeaky toys. Loves tennis balls. Not a fan of the camera but we'll work on that.
She settled in for a cuddle last night and was just writhing with glee in my lap until the snoring started. Definitely thinks she's a lap lab...oh wait...she was a lap lab ;-)
A resident dog is a must for Maisy. A playful one at that. She would really like nothing more than to run around the yard with him. She's a bit boisterous for the lab here but she keeps trying and is very fun loving puppy about it. Bowing and nudging for him to play.