• Adopted: 11-24-12
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 4-5 yrs
  • Size: 36 lbs
  • Color: Blue
  • Cats: No
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: Quiet, mild-mannered snuggle-bug

Dottie is a shy black and white setter who is approximately 4 to 5 years old, medium to small build, and weighs 36 pounds. She was picked up by animal control as a stray with her “sister”, Pepper, running in the woods. I am sure that Pepper was the ring leader as Dottie always concedes to her. These two girls are never far apart. They are in good health.

Dottie loves her Foster Mom and her two setters Hanna and Hunter, Pepper, and another foster.  There are also two cats that are absentee house guests. Five dogs just seem to be too much for them. Dottie is gentle with everyone. She doesn’t seem to be too interested in chasing the birds or other things that move in the big yard. She would rather be inside snuggled up on your lap. She loves the basket full of dog toys, but Hanna has not learned to share very well and snatches them away. Dottie’s favorite is a University of Michigan teddy bear (“Go Blue!”). Dottie loves her treats.  She also likes items not normally considered edible, such as shoes. We keep our shoes put away and the closet door closed to prevent mishaps.

Dottie wears her name well with her right eye a big black dot, and a big black dot on her back end. But her feet are the prettiest I have ever seen. They have so many black “dots” it looks like a polka-dot fabric.  Dottie loves attention and to be with you. She is always so excited to greet people, but has not learned the importance of not jumping up (she’s working on her manners). She loves to be petted, gives kisses and snuggles up behind you on the coach or in bed (if Pepper doesn’t push her out of the way). She loves riding in the car, but thinks she should sitting on your lap, so she needs to be restrained. Dottie is learning to go outside to go “potty”. She seemed very nervous at first, but she is catching on with her housetraining. With time, patience and love she is doing great.

Dottie is a quiet, mild-mannered little girl. She would love to be in a home with a family who would love her and cuddle with her, giving her the attention she deserves. It would be nice to keep Pepper and Dottie together if possible.


Jeffrey Headley hopes that Dottie will be snuggling on the couch and giving kisses in her forever home very soon!