- Adopted: 10-24-11
- Gender: Female
- Age: 2 yrs
- Size: 32 lbs
- Color: Orange
- Cats: Yes
- Dogs: Yes
- Traits: Friendly, gentle, shy, skittish and good house manners
Holly Christensen hopes that Vanna finds a patient and loving forever family very soon!
Vanna, I hope you will be playing happily in the backyard of your forever home soon - Pam Miller
VANNA'S SUCCESS STORY (10/11)
Just to let you know that Vanna is really right at home after 3+ weeks here in Massapequa Park. She now sleeps in our bedroom on her nice, soft doggie bed and is MOST comfortable doing so. She now has full run of the house, but we do crate her when we go out. The crate will always be in the family room as her "safe" area or just to take a break from the world if she wants to do so. She also has a doggie bed downstairs and is on it right now next to me as I write this. She has really settled into and enjoys the house immensely, and her house manners continue to be impeccable. She truly does not have an aggressive bone in her body, and is a sweet and loving girl. She has really come into her own in the last week, and we are delighted she has taken so well to the house, the neighborhood (she has many visitors at the fence - both people and dogs - and gets along just great with all of them), and to us as well. It is a pleasure having her here with us. Vanna truly rules the yard, keeping all the squirrels and the birds on full alert (she REALLY likes to keep the squirrel population in line, especially Fred the Squirrel who likes to torment her). She is really the energizer bunny (or should I say English Setter "bunny") outside. It is quite interesting and fun as well to watch her go about her yard patrol - she does her slow creep and points the larger birds quite well, while she just likes to keep the Sparrows on the run. They in turn manage to work around her and continue to still make good use of the bird feeder so I guess all is well with the world!
Thought you'd enjoy seeing some recent pictures of Vanna. She's doing just great and is right at home and very comfortable here in Massapequa Park. We have received many nice compliments on her demeanor and form from various passersby who see her in the yard or as we walk through the neighborhood. Several folks have even stopped their cars to ask what breed she is and so forth while we're on our walk. One of my neighbors told me that Vanna has the best posture she ever saw on a dog! She likes to walk along the fence with folks as they are walking by and quite a few stop to have a "conversation" with her, and she loves it (a real ham!). It's nice to see her happy and wagging her tail as she oversees her domain in the yard, or settles in the house. She has a great sense of humor and keeps us smiling whether she is inside the house or out in the yard. We're blessed to have her as a member of our family.
Vanna asked me to reach out and let you all know she is a very happy camper here in Massapequa Park. The other day, Sunday, November 10th, Joanne and I celebrated Vanna's arrival at her forever home from Georgia (thank you, Catherine!) after spending a few months with Mike and Carole finding out what living in a house was all about. In the two years since, she has grown and grown in her new home environment and is an integral part of the family - it wouldn't be the same without her. Vanna is a wonderful, happy, healthy, funny dog, who gives and receives unconditional love and we are just delighted to have her here with us. Thank you ACES and all of you for giving her a chance at life and for letting us welcome her into our home. I'm attaching five or six pictures of Vanna for you to see how our beautiful girl is doing. All the best and again, thanks for what you do.