9 year old • Female • 18 lbs
Goose is a small tricolored beagle.
Goose got her name because sometimes she honks like a goose! She is the happiest girl who LOVES her people, the couch, and her favorite bed in the kitchen (so she can supervise the cooking). Goose ignores our cat (who sometimes tries to boss Goose around, to no avail!). She is such a sweet dog who has learned house training and how to sit! Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?? Goose is a very smart girl who will learn even more tricks in no time.
A fenced-in yard would be wonderful for her: She loves smelling everything and exploring outside. Like most beagles, she is a flight risk--just because she can get scared pretty easily. So a GPS collar would be recommended. She would likely be OK living with another small dog if the dog ignored her. She is scared of medium-to-big, energetic dogs. Goose is crate trained and puts herself to bed at night! She has walked by some small children and has just ignored them or just kind of stayed put while they walked by.
If you meet her, give her a treat and a loving belly rub, and you will have a best friend for life!
Goose is healthy, up-to-date on vaccinations, microchipped, and spayed.She is heartworm positive and is receiving a gentle protocol: for the first month it's 28 days of doxycyline and twice per month Heartgard, then continuing with the twice per month Heartgard. This method gradually clears the heartworm infection without the need for excessive confinement. Most dogs will test negative for heartworms within a year using this method.
Goose was found as a stray and taken to a local shelter.
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.