Joy-PENDING

UPDATE: 10-20-20–JOY HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH MILD HIP DYSPLASIA WHICH IS LIKELY CONGENITAL. SHE MAY EXPERIENCE ARTHRITIS AT AN EARLIER AGE AS A RESULT BUT IS NOT CURRENTLY ON ANY MEDICATION. SHE DOES FINE ON WALKS AROUND THE BLOCK BUT WOULDN’T BE A CANDIDATE FOR LONG HIKES.

Joy is a shy but very sweet 4 year-old Terrier mix girl who was found as a stray lying in a ditch in a rural area. A Good Samaritan stopped to pick her up and found her to be in poor condition, underweight with a very matted dirty coat. The photo taken of her before her grooming shows what she looked like when rescued. Joy made a trip to the groomer and had to be shaved from head to toe to remove her extensively matted coat. She must have felt a great sense of release to not only get some loving attention from people but to lose all those matts that were constantly pulling and tugging on her skin. When no owner was located for Joy, she made the trip to Canine Lifeline so she could get lots of TLC in a foster home while searching for a permanent new home. Upon her arrival here with us, Joy had a much needed dental cleaning along with two small fatty growths removed from her chest at the time of her spay. She is now looking and feeling so much better and her fun-loving, sweet personality is beginning to shine. Joy is likely to be shy when meeting new people but she’s a cuddler who feels better once she can settle into her human’s arms. She has had excellent crate manners in her foster home and may be housetrained too although we can’t guarantee it. Joy is starting to walk nicely on a leash as she gets more confident each day. She has done well with all other dogs she’s met but seems to prefer her canine companions on the calmer side. We can’t wait to see this girl blossom in her new home and live the kind of life where she never has to experience abandonment and loneliness again. Joy weighs about 20 pounds and her adoption fee is $350. She’s spayed, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Joy. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under 7 years of age. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.

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