- Gender: Female
- Age: 7 yrs
- Size: 40 lbs
- Color: Orange
- Cats: Unknown
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Unknown
- Traits: extremely sweet disposition,loves to swim and cuddle
Prissy is a 7 year-old, Orange Belton 40-pound female Setter. Prissy is her name, but believe us, it does not describe her personality! Prissy is a rumbly, tumbly Setter who loves nothing more than to stick her pristine white face into any muddy hole she can find. Prissy was turned in to the local Humane Society for chasing the neighbor’s cattle and was shortly thereafter discovered to be heartworm positive. By the time Prissy completed her heartworm treatment, she had spent several months in the shelter, so she arrived at her foster home as quite the Roly Poly girl! With exercise and good nutrition, Prissy is back at a healthy weight.
With people, Prissy has an extremely sweet disposition. Like most Setters, she loves to cuddle and craves affection. When Prissy gets excited, she bounces and jumps and tries to run so fast in circles that her toenails can’t get any traction. And Prissy gets excited over so many things: breakfast, dinner, car riding, people coming to visit – even going to the vet! Prissy has done well in the house and is now housetrained.
She very much likes to hang out in the yard, sunning herself or investigating the critter hiding spaces. Because of her enthusiasm for investigation, Prissy will need an electronic fence. One of our favorite things about Prissy is that she doesn't seem interested in the butterflies at all. She will stand in the flower garden patiently stalking the bees, and yet she seems oblivious to all of the butterflies flying around her head. At the dog park, it has been such a joy watching Prissy run and play. She pretty much ignores all of the other dogs except for maybe a few quick sniffs, but really there are just so many other important things to do!
We also discovered recently that Prissy LOVES to swim! We took her to the lake at the off-leash dog park, and Prissy got so excited when she saw the lake and immediately jumped in and took off swimming. She is also an excellent car rider!
When Prissy first came to her new foster home, she tried to boss around her foster siblings a bit. Her two female foster siblings are easy-going girls, so they just ignored Prissy’s bossiness. On the other hand, her male foster sibling has taken a while to warm up to Prissy, but the shared experiences of car riding, critter chasing, and vet visits has helped to them to bond. They are now friends. As with all foster dogs, it has been a joy to watch Prissy’s transformation into a confident and well-mannered member of our K-9 family. Because Prissy tends to be a little bossy with the resident dogs, she will likely be more successful with other easy-going dogs or as an only dog.
Prissy really LOVES being an inside pet, but she's still an tomboy at heart and needs her outside time. At night, Prissy is content to lay in her dog bed, and we frequently catch her laying there, "wheels up," with her head hanging over the side. This position just says - I'm so happy and I feel SAFE! She is one sweet Setter who has captured our hearts. Prissy has shown so much growth during her time in foster care, and we know that with a little patience and LOTS of love, Prissy will make a wonderful addition to your family.
PRISSY'S FOSTER FRIENDS
Tracey and Allan Fogwill hope that Prissy will soon be running, playing and cuddling with her new forever family!
Mary Hedlund-Blomberg's wish for Prissy is that she'll capture the hearts of a forever family very soon!