BLACKIE
State: MA
Age: 7 years
DOB: 7-2009
Weight: 76#
Sex: female
Neut/UPD:  yes/yes
Coat Color:  reversed brindle
Docked Tail: Yes
Cropped Ears: No
Children under 4: no (no history)
Children over 4: unsure
Separation Anxiety: No
Other Dogs: Yes
Cats: no (no history)
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Leash Trained; No
Obedience Trained:Somewhat
Adoption Fee: $375

1/31/17-Blackie is a beautiful lady with a great disposition. She struggles a bit with her back legs and should  have a forever home with no or very few stairs. Carpet and throw rugs help her to get around easier too without slipping at times.  The vet checked her out and thought it might be FCE (fibrocartilagenous embolism) or possibly start of DM (degenerative myelopathy). Neither have any treatment and cause the dog to have less control over their back legs.    Blackie did adjust to the stairs here at her foster home, but it should be easier for this girl in her golden years. She also has a heart arythmia which she takes 80 mg Sotolol twice a day for but shows no symptoms or issues.  She is very content in her crate until you get up in the morning, and will only go out if she needs to. On the second day she was here, she was letting us know when she needed to go out. She is a pleasure to have here. She eats 1/3 cup of food 2x a day and maybe a couple
of treats. She is very happy with her 2 front paws up on my lap getting her lovings.  Blackie moved to a different foster home today that didn't have so many stairs. More updates soon from there.  

1/21/17- Blackie and her brother Texas came into rescue today as sadly
their elderly owner that had them since they were puppies just passed
away. Updates soon from her foster home.