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Female, Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer/Vizla mix, 5 years old, 55 lbs. Looking for foster and forever home Loves people - home with older children preferred; dog-friendly Crate-trained, housebroken, spayed, and up-to-date on vaccines Fairly active – requires at least one long daily walk, plus playtime Exemplifies T-L-C There’s Something About Mary
Hello, I’m Mary, and I specialize in T-L-C. Sure, I’m a beauty! Yes, my coat is radiant! Of course, I have eyes that look deep into your soul. And I’m a smart, quick learner on top of all that — I know the commands sit, drop the ball, stay and more. But one of the most precious things about me is that I love to take care of the people who care for me. I have a loyalty that is second to none and the ability to sense when someone in my foster family is upset and in need of some tender loving care. And before you know it, I’m laying right by their side, with my head in their lap, giving kisses, and letting them know that it’s all going to be OK!
I found myself at an inner city shelter, and I was extremely sad. This broke the hearts of the volunteers there. We were beyond grateful when FernDog came to my rescue. Overcome with joy that day, my tail started wagging, and it hasn’t stopped wagging since (seriously)!
Mary’s Typical Day in Foster Home
Priorities, priorities… the first thing I do when I wake up – you guessed it – wag my tail! It’s because I’m a happy soul who just can’t wait to say good morning to each and every member of my foster family -- giving them kisses and more tail wags. After I receive a few snuggles and scratches behind my ears, I’m excited to go outside for a short walk or a romp in the yard. Playing a few rounds of fetch gets my tail wagging to the next degree (which I’ve been told can power a small country – woof). Then I’m ready for some serious chow time – it’s only a matter of minutes before my meal is thoroughly consumed and enjoyed! Next on the list… find one of my favorite sun spots or a comfy corner of the couch for nap time (which I savor and can last quite a while). Later in the day, I enjoy taking a longer, adventuresome walk, exploring my neighborhood or taking a trip to the park. It’s so much fun to experience so many smells and sights that this beautiful planet of ours has to offer. All of this fun, of course, builds up my appetite, so I’m happy to know that dinner is next on the agenda. After my tummy is full, I’m totally content and ready to relax by the sides of the ones I love, either with my nylabone or toy (BTW, those are the only things I chew on, as I have very good house manners). My foster family and I hang out together, either reading, watching TV or simply relaxing – the choice is theirs — I’m just perfectly happy cuddling with my loyal following. Oh, and I am crate trained, but I do prefer to be out of my crate, having my bedtime on the comfy sofa.
Living with Mary
So you’ve already figured out that I love people. Well, I enjoy kids too -- because I’m somewhat of a big girl, we feel I’d be best in a home with older children. I also like other dogs, after having some time to get to know them. I walk well on my leash and enjoy long strolls with my foster brother and parents. On occasion, I can pull when another dog barks at me, so my forever family will need to continue to work with me on this. Great news is that for any local adopter, FernDog’s volunteer trainers can help if needed.
Mary’s Forever Home
As you can tell, there’s not just Something about Mary, there are MANY things about Mary. I will be able to bring peace, joy, fun, love and loyalty into my forever home – along with lots of tail wagging. Are you ready for me to become your loyal love, to know just when you’re in need of some extra TLC, so I can cuddle up next to you, put my head in your lap, give you kisses, and let you know it’s going to be OK? If you’re up for that, playtime and more, please contact FernDog and tell them you simply can’t resist the many things about Mary.