Age: 3 years
UPDATE – 4 DECEMBER 2014: Megan (a.k.a. MR. Sparklepants, even though the kids know Megan is a girl!) has settled right in, and is a wonderful dog. She will snuggle with you, your spouse, your kids, your mom, your neighbor, your mailman, the stranger down the street…. anyone she can find to love on. We have determined she is house trained, and has even mastered the doggie door very quickly. She has full run of the house, even when we’re out, and has never had any accidents. Megan now goes up and down the stairs with ease (and sometimes in full stride when playing tag with the girls).
We took her to the doggie park when the weather was nice over the holiday weekend and she had a blast running free with all of the other dogs. Megan has been a pleasure to have in our home, and would be a very special Christmas addition for any family.
29 NOVEMBER 2014: Megan spent her first day in her foster home, and was a sweetheart from the start! She instantly took to the girls, one who is 3 and the other 8. Megan seems as though she is craving attention, and spent most of the day at someone’s side. Anyone’s lap she could fill, she was there! She played in the yard, and met the neighbor dogs through the fence, and is very attentive to the sound of any dog barking in the neighborhood.
Megan walked well on the leash, as we took her on our favorite route around the nearby cul-de-sac. She is very submissive, so we’re not sure if she’s suffered any abuse in the past or not, but she is extremely loving. She would make a good lap dog, as she is ready to curl up with anyone who will show her affection. Megan seemed hesitant to wander around independently at first, but is starting to warm up to the idea of sniffing around to see what kind of trouble she can get into. She had no trouble going up the stairs, but was a little unsure of going down. Little by little she’s gathering up the courage, and made the trek without assistance twice already.
It seems as though Megan would be a really great dog for any family, with or without children, and possibly even for a family that already has another dog. She slept in her doggie bed last night in our room without any issues, (although I think she would have preferred to sleep in our bed with us!) We will continue to monitor her behavior and interaction with our family, as well as how she behaves when left alone. Her first opportunity for independence will be tomorrow for a few hours, so we’ll keep you posted.
10 OCTOBER 2014: Megan is sweet, quiet, and low-key, and she gets along well with other dogs. Her vetting will be completed soon.
Original info: Megan is a small, 3-year-old female who still needs vetting. She is very friendly and good with other dogs. She was a stray at the Louisa County Animal Shelter so her history is unknown.
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