Emma came through the shelter spay/neuter program at the vet school, and I absolutely love her. I would 100% keep her for myself if I could convince the husband to agree to it...but for now I'm fostering, since that's the next best thing and I don't think she would do well in a shelter situation.
Emma is a young adult (reportedly 11 months) who already had a litter of puppies at the shelter before being spayed. She has been treated with Advantage since coming to my house. Emma seems to be mostly housebroken - she understands she needs to pee when we go outside, but I'm not sure if she's figured out the pooping part yet - we're working on it. She's also still learning that whole stair thing...she can go up, but down is harder. She gets along great with dogs (in fact, I think she really benefits from doggy companions) and seems to do fine with cats. She has sort of learned how to sit on command - another work in progress. Emma is very sweet and mostly naps next to you during the day. She stays in a crate at night or when I am out of the house.
I'm not sure what kind of mix she is (I'm thinking Whippet x Min Pin). She's about 16-17 lbs and could stand to gain a few ounces - definitely big enough to be a jogging partner if that's your thing (she has also gone cross-country skiing!). That said, she's also small enough to be a lap dog if that's more your speed. She has not exhibited any food or toy aggression during her stay here and has been free-fed dry food. Ideally the new adopter would pay the $50 shelter adoption fee, but most importantly I'd like to find her a great home.
Check out some photos of Emma at http://s686.beta.photobucket.com/use...r/library/Emma (Note: these were taken shortly after she was spayed - she is now e-collar free. )
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Oh tallyho I totally would, but the husband is firm...we have one dog ("my" dog) and two cats ("his" cats), but when I remind him that I have one vs. his two, he then reminds me that I also have a 1500 lb draft cross.
ptownevt, I like your thinking!
I had a potential adopter want to meet her, then change her mind before even meeting Emma as she had a friend of a friend who had a min pin and didn't like the dog. Frustrating as I have no clue what breed Emma might be - I don't want my guessing to mean Emma loses a chance at a forever home!