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.
She is learning to walk on her harness leash and really enjoys trail walks. Her favorite activities include playing chase in the backyard and lounging on her dog bed with a chew toy. While she hasn't spent much time with children, she has met a few while on walks and has been calm and accepted pets from them.
Gladys is 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. She doesn't demand attention and prefers to lie on her dog bed in our living room. Overall, Gladys is a delight. She has done amazingly transitioning to living in a home and is both crate trained and house trained.
We have been so happy to see how much Gladys has come out of her 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.