Lurleen

Lurleen

#10700
Chihuahua/Mix
Female
10 lbs (small)
Status: Adopted

Miss Lurleen is the cutest retired country singer west of the Mississippi. This sweet little gal is the kind of dog that will make best friends in the line at the grocery store or in the ladies room at the local dive bar. Lurleen doesn’t go anywhere without her cow-print suit and her biggest smile.

Here is some notes from her foster:

Now that Lurleen is fully recovered from her two major surgeries – all teeth removed, mammary tumors removed – she is excited about mealtime. She also has more ‘peppy’ moments throughout the day where she wants to engage with me, and is more curious about exploring my house space.

Post-recovery, I’ve been pushing her to take regular walks. She is a slow walker, so most walks are about a 4 block maximum. She is capable of going up and down the 12 stairs to my front door without any assistance. She is non-reactive to all dogs when on leash. At most, she expresses some curiosity or hesitation when seeing a dog, but isn’t interested in approaching them. She prefers exploring my backyard more than she does going on walks – I see her at her most animated when she’s in the yard, smelling around and exploring.

On the rare sunny day at my home, she loves hanging out on the back deck, soaking up sun. She is gentle in her behaviors and interactions. I haven’t seen her express any interest in dog toys. She sleeps and spends her days in the same areas as my other 2 dogs; they all tolerate each other but don’t interact much.

I’ve moved her bed to the side of my bed in my bedroom (instead of in a separate room), as she’s keenly interested in spending the nights close to me now. She is still 100% silent. She has not barked, whined, howled, or made a peep (other than breathing when she sleeps). Her active hours are still in the morning. In the past week, she has started seeking me out for comfort and companionship when she is awake, and makes it known that she likes affection & petting. She sleeps the majority of the day. She is peeing on pee pads by the back door when she can’t go outside, but prefers to go outside for business.

We’re delighted to report that Lurleen is currently in a loving and caring home!

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