• Adopted: 05-19-09
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 5 1/2 yrs
  • Size: 46 lbs
  • Color: Tricolor
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits:

Merry, Merry, Never Contrary,
How does your garden grow?
With pets and treats,
And T-L-C
And happy days all in a row!
Merry is a beautiful tri-color girl, 5-1/2 years old, weighing 46 lbs.  Merry has thick soft fur which needs frequent brushing to avoid it getting matted.  But don’t worry, Merry likes being brushed.  You may also want to keep a towel handy near her water bowl.  Merry is a champion drooler and leaves a trail of dripping water when she finishes up with her drink.
Merry greets any person she meets with a happy face and wagging tail.  She is active in the yard, but at the end of the day she enjoys cuddling on the couch or napping in the chair.  She likes to rest her head on your shoulder for “hugs” if you are sitting next to her.  She is learning that standing on someone’s lap is not appreciated, and is learning to shake paws only on command.    
Merry’s favorite outside activities are walks and staring through the fence.  She’s okay on leash except when she sees birds and squirrels (with positive reinforcement training, she can quickly learn to walk nicely).  She will sit at one place along the fence where she has a good view of the neighboring yard (with birds, squirrels, cats) as long as you let her.  The only time Merry barks is when the neighbor cats stand outside the fence or window and taunt her.  Merry is good with other dogs but does not show much interest in playing with her foster brother.  Sometimes she seems nervous when meeting new dogs but has never shown any growling or other unwanted behaviors.  She’d just prefer to stand back and see what they are like before saying hello.
Currently, Merry is crated while her foster mom is at work, as she works on “holding it” all day.  She’s been doing excellent and hasn’t had an accident in a few weeks, and is fine to be left loose in the house for shorter periods of time.  There are no children in her foster home, but Merry used to live with children over the age of 9.
Merry captured her foster mom’s heart with those soft brown eyes and long floppy ears on her very first day in foster care. Can you love her too?