4 year old • Female • 51 lbs
Gladys Knight has a white and brown speckled coat, with a black face mask and brown on her head and ears. Her brown eyes and expressive ears (one sometimes up and the other down) show her sweet personality.
Gladys Knight is a sweet, soulful girl. She has the calmest personality of any dog I've met. Gladys loves to explore our backyard and play with her foster dog brother. She's very interested in ear rubs and meeting new people, but does best when people crouch down to her level for their meet and greets.
Although she is learning how to walk on her leash, she is startled by sudden movements or noises. So we are looking for an adopter who is able to take her into a fenced yard or low traffic areas like trails and doesn't necessarily want to go on long walks.
Gladys is still unsure of toys, so while she might not be fetching a ball yet, she loves to run around the fenced yard, especially if you want to play a game of chase! She's also a pro at relaxing in the house. She wants to be where her people are and will happily lay on the floor while you watch TV or read a book. Overall, Gladys is a delight. She is crate trained and house trained, she loves her crate and feels it is her safe space. She has done amazingly transitioning to living in a home and has recently started to chew on her Benebone.
We have been so happy to see how much Gladys has come out of shell since she came into foster care. And her adopter will need to continue this wonderful upward trend in building her confidence.
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Gladys Knight is up-to-date on her vaccinations, spayed, and microchipped.
She tested positive for heartworm and is receiving a gentle protocol: for the first month--28 days of doxycyline and twice per month Heartgard, 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. Until the dog tests negative, some exercise restrictions apply: The dog shouldn't be allowed to run or to play with other dogs (which gets their heart rate up), or be walked in excessive heat (and no more than 20-30 minutes), but can do most normal activities.
Gladys Knight is from a rural 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.