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Meet Ellie Belle! BSR #1277 posted 12/31/20
My name is Ellie-Belle, but my foster mom calls me “Bellie.” Not that I have a belly, because I’m a very trim little lady, weighing about 30 lbs with a small frame. Don’t let my size and age (almost 7) fool you — I can run like the wind and outrun the boys most of the time when we are playing Chuck-it ball. I’ll bring it back to you, but you have to ask to take it from me because I love chewing on it so much. There’s just something about a ball squishing around in your mouth.....
Mom says I’m a work in progress, but my report card grades are really coming up. I’m crate trained and house trained, never having an accident in the house, so for those I get A+ all the time. And, since the others taught me the doggie door, I’m in and out, exploring, running, and doing my business with no trouble. I have a big fenced yard to play in, but I stay pretty close to the house so I don’t miss anything going on there. And, I never dig! That’s just not lady-like to me. I love laying on the couch or making a special bed from a big blanket so it makes a kind of nest that I can sleep in.
You see when I first arrived, I was fine with the other dogs and followed them constantly to learn the “lay of the land” so to speak. But, even though I’m not afraid of people and want them to pet me, it is scary and exciting at the same time; and, I’m afraid to relax and give into the loving and petting. I’m doing much better, but I haven’t gotten the snuggle part down quite yet. I’m working on it and that grade has come up to a B. I go to my foster mom for loving all the time now but just can’t get used to sitting with her and snuggling. It’s coming though — I can feel it!
I think my lowest grades right now are the cat and the leash. When I’m fixed on the cat, I won’t come when my foster mom calls and she has to come get me. I just don’t like that cat thing and would really like a home without one! And, the leash...oh my, we are working hard on that, and my foster mom says you CAN teach an old dog new tricks (even though I am NOT old); but, I really don’t like the leash. I’m doing better with my new halter, but it’s so hard not to be free to go my own way. So, I’m going to need lots of work to bring that grade up to par. Treats do help, though.....And, I could use some help learning not to jump on new people. I have not had contact with children; but, given my sometimes wary nature, a home without children is best for me or at least one with teenagers who wouldn't be all over me.
My wish list for my forever home includes:
a fenced yard with lots of room to explore and to be able to protect my property (a doggie door would be nice, but not required);
another dog to run and play with but probably just one so that I can continue to bond to humans and not get lost in the pack; balls and chew toys because I love chewing but never where I’m not supposed to chew;
a big thick blanket so I can make my own bed;
and finally, a family with the patience to teach me to trust, to love and to snuggle with my human.
I think with these needs met, I would then maybe accept that leash thing easier. Mostly, I need help learning how to be an adored and loved family member. Are you the person to help me?
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Boykin Spaniel Rescue, Inc. prides itself in our dedication to evaluating the health, temperament and strengths of each dog. Sometimes dogs are with us a month or so, sometimes it is much longer. We assure you, the wait is worth it! Please check back frequently as new dogs make their appearance in this final step of care before becoming available!
Meet Brownie! BSR #1279 posted 1/10/21
Hi there! I am Brownie, and I'm 4 and am an on-the-go, high energy little girl! I like LOTS of attention, and my foster mom says I am like a toddler--a sweet-natured toddler, but still-- so if you can keep up with me, check back soon for me to become available!
Meet Spirit! BSR #1282 "Seniors for Seniors" eligible posted 1/13/21
Hi everyone! I am Spirit, and I'm 10 years young, full of love and almost ready to make my debut here. I am a "seniors for seniors" eligible dog, so if you are a senior yourself, we should have your people contact my people!! Check back soon, and I'll tell you the rest of my story!