Emmy is a super sweet girl that came to ABR in pitiful shape from the Rio Grande Valley. She charms everyone she meets with her happy nature and darling “bubble gum tongue”. Emmy, whose body tells the tale of her being exploited as a puppy machine, was covered in mange and pressure spots as well as being completely emaciated. Currently Emmy’s mange has cleared and her beautiful black coat has grown in, however she does have some ongoing allergy issues that require frequent baths and a very high quality diet. We estimate her to be 3-4 years old.
While Emmy’s previous life was probably spent almost entirely in a kennel, she has adjusted beautifully to inside life with a family. Currently she lives with two male boxers and is fine in her kennel, where she stays while her foster mom is at work, as long as the other dogs are home with her — she thrives on the presence of another dog and becomes very insecure when separated from her furry siblings. She is about 95% house trained but averages about one accident per week, sometimes in her kennel and sometimes when her foster mom is home but Emmy does not tell her she needs to go outside. She walks beautifully on her leash and loves her daily neighborhood walk with her foster brother. Emmy is exceptionally good natured and has been sweet to every dog and every person she’s met. It took Emmy several weeks to understand what toys were but now that she does, she loves to play with her toys when she is not initiating games with her foster brothers.
The ideal home for Emmy will include another dog (size unimportant but should be playful), a yard (she will often not do her business while on a leash) and lots of love. Daily activity and play are musts. She has not been tested with cats and she does not live with children although she has been gentle and sweet to the children she’s encountered while in foster care. Because of her allergies & skin issues, Emmy needs an adopter that is willing and able to provide ongoing veterinary care and a very high quality diet. Emmy is a total lovebug and is a joy to whoever she meets. If you & your pup are looking for a new playful & snuggly buddy, Emmy is your girl!
Emmy was named by Leila Ramsey in honor of the family’s beloved Guinea Pig Emerson.