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At A Glance
|In addition to LOVE this dog has the following requirements:|
|Entered Foster Care||Fence||Kid Friendly||Another Dog||Cat Friendly|
|3/7/2015||Required||Age 10+||Not Required||Yes|
|This is the most recent information available; however, it may change as we learn more about the dog.|
Have you ever wondered to yourself "Hmmm, I really want to own a polar bear, but bears aren't very nice"? Well, look no further! Sweet little Emma is fluffier than a bear, sweeter than a bear, smaller than a bear, and won't come looking for your food in the middle of the night (Well, we can't guarantee that last part)!
Emma the sweet little puppy has come a long way to be here! She is originally from Alabama, believe it or not. She is believed to be a Christmas present gone wrong- someone gave (a much tinier) Emma as a gift for Christmas, and was promptly released to the streets. Volunteers in the area spent weeks looking for an owner to step up and claim her, but alas, no owners were found. So, a wonderful volunteer took her in to take care of her.
A few days later, little Emma was in the bathtub, and suddenly got very, very sick. The volunteer, thankfully, immediately knew something was wrong and brought her to a veterinary clinic to get some answers. After quite some time passed and much sickness, Emma was diagnosed with Parvo, a deadly illness in puppies. The volunteer was devoted to saving Emma, so she slowly nursed her back to health, beating the Parvo virus!!! Emma is now a very healthy puppy, thanks to her wonderful foster mom in Alabama.
Emma was then healthy enough to make her venture up to Minnesota, where she is now looking for her forever home. She is now current on all vaccines, and will be going in for her spay surgery on March 16 .Enough with the medical nightmare- let's get to Emma's wonderful personality! "Marshmallow, polar bear, fluff, bear" all come to mind- with a very gentle and mellow soul. They're guessing she's about 5 months old- she is losing puppy teeth and loves to chew. So far, she's been chewing on appropriate things, like rope toys and balls. She also loves to play with my resident dog, Sadie. The vet (and I as well) think that she is a very mellow dog, despite her age. She is 95% potty trained (once you know her cues and take her out on a routine basis). She loves to cuddle while watching tv, and she loves to giddily romp around the yard- not fast, though. There's a lot of dog to move when she runs! They're guessing she'll be a petite Great Pyrenees at about 90-100 lbs when fully grown (and it's debatable whether she is all Great Pyrenees or a Great Pyrenees/Golden Retriever mix...) She is also working on crate training- she will not go in on command, but she will happily stay in the crate while I'm at work and overnight (with about 2 minutes of whining initially).
One thing she loves, possibly more than life itself: WATER. Boy, does this girl love water. She lives and breathes (well, she wishes she could) water. She is learning commands, such as sit and lay down. Also, the command "wait" is on the to-do list, as I need some sort of relief from storming the water or food dish!
Please keep in mind- she is a puppy! Puppies are a lot of work, especially in the first year. She is going to need consistent training to become the best dog she can be. However- she is SO worth the effort. She will give you years of love! If you think you can handle loving up this sweet little polar bear Emma, please contact your Placement Adviser- she would love to get to know you!