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Lily Needs a New Home

Lily - 9 years old, fostered in Florida
Dog ID#: 190584-P-B-FL
Intake Date: 3/17/2019
Available for adoption: 4/2/2019

Hello! My name is Lily. I am embarking on a new adventure in a place called PointerRescue Foster Home! It seems I have spent my entire life taking care of babies. I am told it is now my time to retire from babies. I am not sure what that means but so far I like the change in my life. I am learning how wonderful life can be sleeping on a couch, playing, and having regular meals, learning a new way of life and something called house manners. Foster Mom and Dad say I am a quick learner and smart and that will help me on another adventure called My Forever and Ever Home. That has a nice ring to it. It sounds like a place where there are people who love me and I can love them. Oh I do hope this adventure comes soon.

Now my foster folks would like to say a little more about me!

Lily was estimated to be about 6-7 years old at the shelter, however her foster home vets believe her to be older (maybe 9ish). We were told she was a breeding dog and it was obvious she has had many litters. She is a happy girl with a smile that will melt any heart. She absolutely loves belly rubs! When she first came to her foster home, she seemed to want to mother all the squeaky toys in the foster home. We assume her motherly instinct was still intact. She doesn't do that as much now although she was quite motherly with puppies being fostered at the home. While she holds her ground, she has been tolerant of the more youthful exuberant dogs in the home. She is a strong girl yet has a gentle mouth. She is crated trained and has learned to use a doggy door. She has been nicknamed "Klepto" because she likes to steal clothes out of the laundry basket. Lily is learning basic house manners and learning to walk on a leash without pulling. If you drop her leash she will pick it up and walk herself! She is smart and seems to learn quickly but has a ways to go. She gets along with the other dogs in the foster home and is submissive to them. She has yet to be tested with children and cats. She was oblivious with her one brief encounter with a cat at the vet's office. It is uncertain at this time if she is birdy or hunts.

Lily does appear to have some osteoarthritis in her back near her tail. Because of that she will express her discomfort get up and then she is fine. She is taking supplements to help her with that. Exercise and weight control has also helped. Because of her reaction with the pain she would not be a good fit for a family with young children.

Lily is heartworm negative and up to date on her vaccines. She is microchipped.

Lily would love to continue her adventure with you!

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