54622 – Stacy
Rescue or Shelter Foster Only – Heartworm Positive 🙁
Update 1/5: Stacy is WONDERFUL! She’s fun, obedient, and affectionate. she loves treats and wants to please to earn them. She’s quick to sit or offer a paw to shake, and today we worked on lying down. With treats involved, it didn’t take long for her to get the idea and practice it successfully. I also learned how much she enjoys playing fetch with a squeaky tennis ball. She’d chase tennis balls before, but playing with one that squeaked really got her attention, and she not only chased it but brought it back. I started rewarding her returns with treats, and that kept our game going. Afterwards, we relaxed on the picnic table, and I told her what a good dog she is. She thanked me with kisses. Stacy is a super companion. She’s easy on a leash and seems to be fine with other dogs (someone accidentally put her and Serna in the same interaction pen, and both girls just went about their business like sharing a pen was no big deal). Stacy has tested positive for heartworms and is only available to rescues or a foster to adopt, but I hope someone sees what a great dog she is and takes the next step rescuing or fostering to adopt her. She’s a sweet, beautiful dog who’s easy to love!
Update 12/31: Unfortunately, Stacy has tested positive for heartworms. As a result, she will only be available to rescue groups or for fostering through the shelter until she has been treated. While Athenspets will do its best to help with costs if Stacy is rescued before being treated, a rescue should be prepared for some added expense and a foster should be prepared for the exercise restrictions that come with treatment. To learn more about heartworms, including how to treat and prevent them, please go to the American Heartworm Society’s website.
I enjoyed being with Stacy. She’s a sweet and easy-going girl. She chased a ball like she knew all about playing fetch and then decided she’d rather sit on the table with me. She likes treats and sits for them. If I wasn’t quick enough with her reward, she’d keep sitting but also let me know that she was waiting with a quick woof. She did her part, and it was time for me to do mine. Stacy is a nice dog and will be a good friend to whoever adopts her.
If you are interested in fostering or rescuing Stacy, call 706-613-3540 to discuss options with staff.