CANDY

09-15-11

  • Adopted: 09-15-11
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 7 yrs
  • Size: 60 lbs
  • Color: Orange
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: a sweet soul, house trained, no chewing, no counter surfing, a pleasure!

 

 

Please meet Candy...no name could fit her better.  She is the sweetest soul you will ever have the pleasure to meet.  She is 7 years old, and she weighs 60 lbs.  

Candy can be very shy at first but will be snuggling with you in no time.  She is the best house setter her foster mom has ever had:  house-trained, no chewing, no counter surfing ... JUST SWEET!  She gets along great with the other dogs in her foster home.  She gets so excited when her foster mom comes home from work and she can take her evening walk.  Her tail wags away when that leash comes out!  Candy spends her days following her foster mom around.  She likes to be involved with her people all the time.  A few romps in the yard are great fun too.  She doesn't need to have a big yard or a tall fence.
 
Candy's life has definitely gotten better since she came to ACES.  As is common in dogs that have not been spayed yet, Candy had several mammary tumors.  These tumors were removed.  While most of them were benign, two were malignant.  These tumors may reoccur in the same spot so the vet recommends watching these areas and having a chest x-ray done every six months.  There is no evidence that the tumors have spread.  Candy also has hereditary cataracts.  We are watching those too.  If the time comes, the vet has said that Candy will be a good candidate for surgery and will regain complete vision.
 
While Candy is much happier now that she is in foster care, special time and attention from her very own family would make her life complete.  Candy would do well with any type of family as long as you're willing to have a little patience while she becomes comfortable in her new home.
 
Candy is just a sweet girl ready to give her heart and soul completely to a loving forever family!

Update/Candy's winter antics:
Candy is doing great! She had a terrific Christmas as Santa brought her a new bed. No more sharing with Molly, her foster setter sister. She has a hard time deciding which she likes better, her new bed or her foster mom's! Her stocking was filled with all kinds of treats. The Christmas snow just tickled Candy's fancy. She had a grand time running and playing in it the other day. Her cataracts sure do not keep her down. She is enjoying the winter bird feeders along with Molly. I moved them closer to the house so she could see them better. She lays on the rug at the back door for hours watching them. She is a pleasure to have.

CANDY'S FRIENDS

Pam Miller is hoping that sweet Candy will have a loving family to snuggle with very soon!

Holly Christensen sends best wishes to Candy and hopes she will find a loving forever home soon.