SUMMER

09-23-14

  • Adopted: 09-23-14
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 3-4 yrs
  • Size: 27 lbs
  • Color: Orange
  • Cats: Yes
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: Master of the Setter Roo

Summer is a happy, goofy, big-hearted, pint-sized, setter that loves to be around people. She’s an orange girl weighing 27 pounds and is between 3 and 4 years old.  Summer is a true sweetie who will give you a heart-string-pulling, puppy dog look that says “you’re my human”, and she will be completely serious about it.

Summer is also the master of the “setter roo”. There is no mistaking the 'roo', particularly when food is involved or if you are returning home or letting her back in from playing in the yard, or 'insert whatever event here'. The ‘roo’ is Summer’s preferred method of vocalization. Barking is reserved for special occasions only.

She is also a bouncy, playful setter, who will check with available canines to see who is willing to play. If no one is up for a game, she will entertain herself by chewing on an antler or by hunting birds and squirrels in the yard.  Walks and car rides are something to be excited about, especially if she gets to sniff things along the way. When it’s time to settle, she’s happy to camp out on a dog bed under the office desk during the day or by your side/lap on the chair or couch in the evening.  She’s a super snuggler that loves to be close to her humans.

Summer has been great with her foster siblings and out of town guests. She pays no mind to the cats in the house, loves to play and snuggle with her setter foster brothers and made friends quickly with a visiting pack. At the dog park, she has to swing by the humans to say hi. She's very submissive with humans and will roll onto her back for those she doesn't know. She is left loose in the house with the other dogs while the humans are away and has done very well.

She has been learning her basic obedience commands and is picking them up quickly. She’s eager to please and really does wants to learn.  She sits patiently at the back door when going outside and is almost consistent at coming when called (sometimes, the squirrel is still more interesting).

Overall  this girl is absolute sweetheart that can’t help but make you smile. She is willing to go anywhere or do anything with you and would be a welcome addition to any family.

SUMMER'S FRIENDS

Bob & Margaret Radford hope that sweet little Summer will soon be happily "rooing" for her family in a loving forever home.