7 year old • Female • 72 lbs
Adelaide has jet-black fur over a stocky frame, with some white whiskers that make her look wise beyond her years. She is in the process of returning to her pre-puppy figure.
Even though this little rutabaga had a tough life of neglect and has just been separated from her puppies, Adelaide is adjusting well to the rescued life. She is so sweet and full of love. Completely housetrained, she does not need to be crated and so can be left alone in the house without concern about damage. Adelaide doesn't bark at all. She'll let you know when she wants some loving by sheepishly pawing your arm or laying her head in your lap. She walks very well on a leash and doesn't pull. Among the commands Adelaide knows are Come, Sit, and Stay. She is very treat-motivated and will be easy to continue to train. She is not food- or toy-aggressive and tolerates baths really well. She's happiest cuddling and taking a nap with her foster parents and animal friends. Adelaide has certainly had a difficult journey to rescue and deserves a loving home.
Adelaide tested positive for heartworms and is receiving a gentle protocol that gradually clears the infection without the need for excessive confinement. Most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year using this method. She is fully vaccinated and is scheduled to be spayed.
Adelaide was found as a stray in a rural community with her five puppies. One puppy has already been adopted through IAR; the others are Atari, Simon-Peter, Malcom, and Amabo.
IAR subsidizes post-adoption professional training with Jane Marshall (www.cheerydogs.com) to encourage a life-long and successful bond between the dog and the adopter. Group classes for puppies and adult dogs are provided at a substantial discount to IAR adopters.