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Status: AdoptableDOB: 06.01.08Breed: Boxer MixSex: FemaleWeight: 30 lbs.Predicted Adult Weight: 40 lbs.Vet Work: N/A
How is Emma with...
Other Dogs: Emma loves to play with all types of dogs, big or small. She loves chasing and running.Cats: She barks at them and wants to smell them. She doesn't show any hostility toward cats, she just wants to play. If the cat doesn't run, she just licks at them. It's really sweet.Children: Has had minimal interaction, but on outings to PetsMart, she has been very calm with children. She allows them to pet her and just wags her little tail. Children must be gentle with her due to her neck injury.
House-training Status: I don't believe Emma has ever been in a house before. We are working on house-training and it's coming along as expected.Crate-training Status: She does sleep well in her crate if she is tired. She'll sleep throughout the night very nice in the crate. She will bark for about 5 minutes then settle down.Leash-training Status: Due to her injuries, Emma is walking on a lead. She cannot have a collar yet. She does very well and loves to take walks.
General Personality and Energy Level: Emma is a wonderful dog. She wags her little tail and wants to prance around in hopes to get your attention. She loves to ride in the car and loves attention from people. Her personality is sweet and playful. She is still a puppy and has a lot of energy. She runs and fetches balls and toys. She also is content laying outside in the sun by herself and just walking around smelling the grass.
History: I found Emma outside on my porch three days before Christmas. She had a piece of twine wrapped around her legs. Upon examining the string and removing it, I saw her entire neck was gashed open. Emma had gotten the string from around her neck worked down to her back legs. Someone had clearly left her outside tied to something with this twine wrapped around her neck. I have no idea how long she had been tied up or where she came from. I took her to Brown Creek Animal Hospital, where they sedated her to clean her wounds and kept her overnight. Since then, Emma has shown pure excitement for everything.
Other Comments: Right now, Emma is a 'special needs' dog. She does need monitoring when outside playing with other animals. Her neck is still an open wound and needs to be kept clean. She is on antibiotics which are given twice a day. It will take time for this wound to heal completely.