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March 10, 2009

Meet Sweetie Pie!

Sweetie Pie lives up to her name very well. She has the cutest way of standing on her hind legs and boxing the air with her front legs to get your attention. Her eyes are very expressive and she loves your attention.

Sweetie Pie does not know a stranger. She has been friendly and outgoing with all the people who have met her on our excursions out and about. She is not timid or fearful of any of the situations she has experienced during her stay at her foster home.

Sweetie does not display any of the typical stunted behaviors you will find with puppy mill rescues. I believe Sweetie received that vital socialization pups need when they are little, but she's not talking about a past that is well behind her now.

Sweetie has been living with 4 docile small males for the last month. She likes to clean their ears, but does not rough house play with them. She likes her chew toys and has tried to chew on my books as well. I could see her trying to dominate other dogs if she does not have a firmly identified pack leader.

Sweetie Pie did have a scent marking issue initially. This has been worked on by keeping her leashed on my wrist for the last month and keeping panties on her when she is not on my wrist. She has kept her panties dry. She seems to be improving with this issue, but may need a refresher in a new home.

Sweetie Pie needs to know who the pack leader is, so if you are a little weak in this area, you might want to look at another dog on the site. She needs gentle yet firm guidance in what the rules are.

Sweetie will sleep in the crate, but prefers the big bed. She is crated whenever I am not home. She is smart. She learned "hush" very quickly. She likes to throw her head back and bark this hoarse little bark otherwise.

Sweetie Pie weighs less than 9 pounds, but she could stand to gain a little. She is about 4 yrs old. She seems to adore men the best. She likes dog savvy children and women. She likes other dogs, but does not need another dog to be happy. I think a small male dog who is not into playing much would be her ideal pup friend. She has not met any cats.

If you are looking for a little sweetie pie of a dog to develop into a certified therapy dog, I think Sweetie Pie has real potential in this area. I think she would do very well in obedience class as well. She is located in San Antonio, Texas.

If you are interested in adoption please fill out our Adoption Application. If you would like more information, please contact Flo.

Keep in mind that we prefer to place dogs within driving distance of where they are being fostered. If someone from outside the local area is approved for adoption, they must be willing to fly in to get the dog and that can only happen if the dog is stable enough to travel in the cabin with the passenger.

April 18, 2009


Sweetie Pie has been Adopted!

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