4 year old • Female • 30 lbs
Bessie Star is mostly black, with white and brown markings on her face, chest, and legs.
Bessie Star is very sweet and loving. She is a little shy at first, but then warms up to you. Bessie loves dogs and active play in the fenced yard. She sleeps really well through the night and is house-trained. She is not accustomed to being crated and doesn't need a crate.
Bessie loves to sit still as long as you will rub her head and behind her ears! She is starting to go on regular leash walks through the neighborhood with her foster sister.
Although she hasn't met any children, she is super gentle and we think she would do fine. She is very playful--she entertains herself by throwing her toys around and carrying them around. She is a wonderful family pet!
Bessie would prefer a fenced yard; but if she's able to get consistent exercise, she would be fine in a house or apartment without a yard. She would love to live with another dog: she was found with a companion dog, and has lived with dogs since she came into IAR. Bessie is also friendly with the house cat!
Bessie would be happy in most any household as long as she is very well loved.
Bessie Star is up-to-date on her vaccinations, microchipped, and heartworm negative. She will be spayed on Feb. 4.
Bessie Star was found as a stray in a rural county.
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.