MEG

10-15-15

  • Adopted: 10-15-15
  • Gender: Female
  • Age: 10 months
  • Size: 45 lbs
  • Color: Liver
  • Cats: Unknown
  • Dogs: Yes
  • Traits: Have blanket, will travel.

Meet Meg, a beautiful liver-colored, 10 month old, 45 lb. little lady.  She is one gorgeous bundle of puppy energy.  Meg loves people and is friendly to everyone she meets.  Surprisingly, she has never learned to jump up on people when excited, which is unusual (and wonderful) for a young dog.   

Meg loves playing with the dogs in her foster home and is now much more comfotable meeting new dogs.  She's been to the dog park a few times and is really coming out of her shell.  Her favorite pastimes are chasing butterflies, playing with the other dogs and playing in mud puddles after it rains. On weekends when her foster mom is home all day, Meg will run and play for 8 hours straight, barely pausing for rest.  She has lots of energy.

True to her English Setter nature, Meg loves things that fly (birds, geese, butterflies, moths, bees, wasps, flies, paper airplanes, etc.)  You name it; if it flies, Meg is fascinated by it.  She has seen several 4-legged critters (deer, hedgehogs, possums, etc.) through the fence and doesn’t appear that interested.  She may give them a couple barks, but then runs off to chase a butterfly or play with the other dogs.  Meg should go to a home with a physical fence.

Meg loves to chew on Nyla bones and rope toys with knots, but shouldn’t be given stuffed toys because she quickly shreds them.  We don’t want Meg to swallow any of the stuffing not to mention decorating the house with it.  She is fine in a crate when her family isn’t home until she outgrows the normal puppy chewing phase.

Meg would benefit from some positive reinforcement-type training.  She understands a few basic commands but, like most pups, she becomes easily distracted. Meg may seem stubborn but the short attention span of an active pup is more likely to blame.  Using food rewards can really help Meg to focus.

Meg has been diagnosed with diabetes insipidus, which causes excessive thirst and urination.  (Diabetes insipidus is not related to the more common sugar diabetes where not enough insulin is produced.)  Diabetes insipidus is caused by a problem with the ADH (antidiuretic hormone), a pituitary gland hormone responsible for maintaining the correct level of fluid in the body.  This condition can be controlled by desmopressin acetate, a drug that acts similar to ADH.  Meg’s medication is administered twice daily by injection just under the skin.  The cost of the medication is only $40 per month.  With her medication, Meg is just like any other dog at the dog park, healthy and happy.  You would never know that she needs the medication.

Meg is an active happy little scamp who finds joy in every single day.  She will put a smile on your face and challenge you to match her enthusiasm for life.

MEG'S FRIENDS

Zachary Reiboldt hopes that sweet Meg will soon be bringing lots of puppy love and joy to a loving forever family!

"Lots of hugs and love from Christen and my Luna, who taught me the great joy that comes from giving a good life to a dog in need" - Christen Mancini