Introducing Trudy (#2865).  Trudy was adopted as a puppy then returned to the breeder when it was discovered that she has a heart issue.  Back at the breeder, Trudy was able to spend all day playing with three other pups that were close to Trudy’s age.  Watching Trudy play, one would never guess that there’s anything wrong with her . . . except that she is obviously spoiled.  She has some spoiled dog habits that need to be addressed:  She gets on furniture and beds, steals clothing, runs outside, and plays keep away. She will dash through an open door or gate then play catch-me-if-you-can, and she is not trained to walk on a leash. That’s all the bad stuff.   On the positive side, Trudy is sweet, playful, likes water, is housebroken, crate-trained and good with children.  She just needs some training.

Trudy is doing well with her foster family, but she does lie down for short breaks during walks before continuing on her way.  An echocardiogram showed a four millimeter hole in Trudy’s heart but the veterinary cardiologist said that it should not cause her any real problems.  She should be able to enjoy a reasonably good and long life.  The biggest concern is that the hole in Trudy’s heart will make her susceptible to infection.  If she gets a cut or has a dental cleaning, anything like that, she should be put on antibiotics as a preventative measure.

Trudy is a beauty and a sweetheart of a dog.

Trudy was adopted on August 17, 2017

Sex: Female
Age: 7 months old
Weight: 56 pounds
Attributes: Dogs: Yes; Cats: Yes; Kids: 10+
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