Daisy Mae just got home from her heartworm treatment and is resting, so I will be writing the update this month. Daisy Mae has been one of the best dogs I have ever fostered. She has come into our home and we haven’t had any problems at all. Daisy Mae has been with us for just over a month and it seems like she’s been here forever as she just melded in to our routine and pack. She is a bit shy at first, but she warms up quickly. She loves to be petted and will crawl right in your lap if you let her. She has two foster brothers and a foster sister. She took to the boys quickly but has been more reserved with the female. There haven’t been any problems between the two girls, but Daisy Mae just seems to be more comfortable with the boys. A home with a male dog would be best, but a submissive female could work too.
We do not know what type of home life Daisy Mae had before coming to us, but I get the feeling that she was mistreated. If you raise your voice, even if you aren’t directing it at her, she will tuck her tail, or nub that is, and crouch down to make herself as small as possible. She will perk back up as soon as you lower your voice, tell her it’s ok and pet her.
Daisy Mae isn’t very big on toys. She will occasionally chew on a toy, but she looks at the other dogs like they are crazy when they are playing tug of war or just running around with them. She might eventually figure out toys are fun, but for now she would rather just wrestle with the other dogs. Of course, now that she has had heartworm treatment she won’t be allowed to play for at least four weeks.
She is the perfect balance of liking to play / wanting to be lazy. Daisy Mae loves to be outside and having a fenced in yard for her to explore would be best. She will go on patrol for a while and then find a nice sunny spot and lay down. She also loves to go on walks and is a very good walker. She does not pull and will stay right by your side. It would be great if she got taken for walks daily in her forever home.
Daisy Mae will go back to the vet for a heartworm checkup in the first 10 days or so of February. Assuming the checkup goes well, Daisy Mae will be ready for her forever home.
Age: 4 yrs
- Weight: 70 lbs
- HW Status: Positive
- Tail: Docked
- Ears: Natural
- Spay/Neuter: Spayed
- Good with male dogs: Yes
- Good with female dogs: Yes – but is not as comfortable with them as males. Would need to be in a home with a submissive female
- Good with small dogs: Unknown
- Good with cats: Unknown
- Good with children: Daisy Mae has met a little older kids (10 yrs +) and has done great. She does not live with kids though. Her temperament is so docile that I think she would be good with kids of all ages.
- Energy Level scale 1-9 (sleepy –energetic): 6
- Intelligence scale 1-9 (silly-genius): 7
- Friendliness scale 1-9 (aggressive-affectionate): 9 w/ people; varies w/ dogs
- Playfulness scale 1-9 (not playful-very playful): 6
- Disposition scale 1-9 (anxious-calm): 9
- Nicknames: Daisy Maisy
- Favorite food/toy/treats: Loves all food and treats. Daisy Mae has just started to discover toys, so she doesn’t have a favorite yet.
- Must be in a home that has the following: Just someone to love her.
- Is a fence necessary or is leashed exercise sufficient?: A fenced in yard would be best. Daisy Mae loves patrolling the yard and exploring.
- Medical issues: Heartworm positive
- Needs work on: Not much.