- Adopted: 07-13-09
- Gender: Female
- Age: 4 yrs
- Size: 75 lbs
- Cats: Unknown
- Dogs: Yes
- Kids: Yes
Melody is a loving 4 year old who still has well in her foster home. Before coming to ACES, Mel was an outside dog. She has progressed well in her time with us in regards to potty training, getting along with her foster sisters, how to play with toys, and walking on the leash. We have been successful in teaching Mel her inside voice. She has also learned not to jump and counter surf. Instead, she is doing quite well learning to sit, hold, and shake.
She has learned to run and play in the yard with her foster sisters. She has developed an interest in the squirrels and birds in the yard- she will sit in the window and watch them endlessly or chase them around the yard. Mel has also proven to be quite the athlete. Her foster dad has been training to run a 10K and Mel is his new running buddy. She enjoys jogging and has lost 10 lbs.; she now weighs in at a fit 75 lbs.
One of the best things about Mel is she loves to cuddle!!! She quickly grew fond of our couch and bed. She is, however, content in a crate when mom and dad are at work and asleep (as long as the crate is in viewing distance of her humans!!), although she enjoys a night in the bed as well. She has also loves to be brushed and will melt effortlessly to the floor at the sight of the brush.
She had a skin condition (dermatitis) upon her arrival to our home. The problem resolved quickly and was thought to be related to her previous collar. We did, however, learn that she takes pills without any problem.
Mel has come such a long way since joining us. She will need an adoptive family willing to continue to guide her. She would be best fit with an easy going sibling in her forever home and will need continuing training, a positive reinforcement class where she can both learn and bond with her new family.
Melody, I hope you find a wonderful family with a mom as devoted as mine! Biscuit and his mom, Marsha Heller