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Springer Spaniel / Mixed (medium coat)

Details about Daisy

  • ID D240526
  • Adoption Fee: $300
  • Breed: Springer Spaniel / Mixed (medium coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Medium
  • Current Weight: 50.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 5/9/2011

Daisy's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Seniors/Elderly: Yes

Daisy's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:

*This animal is a part of our “Seniors for Seniors” program where we offer senior adopters an opportunity to adopt an eligible pet at a discounted fee.*

My name is Daisy and I am a senior girl who is two parts sweet, one part sassy. I'm very easy-going most of the time, but once I want some pets or think I might get to go for a walk, I can get a little bossy and bark or paw at my foster mom. I love being outside and soaking up the sun, but walks are my favorite. I get along well with the other dogs in my home, and pretty much just ignore the cat. I enjoy getting pets on the head and ears, but I'm not too sure about the whole cuddling thing yet. My favorite place to sleep is on the dog bed in the bedroom by the humans. I haven't met any kids yet, but I'm very gentle so I think I would be okay with respectful & dog-savvy kiddos!
Something really important to know about me is that I have something called hyperparathyroidism. What this means is that a tumor in my parathyroid gland produces excessive levels of parathyroid hormone, leading to increased blood calcium levels, which will become toxic to my kidneys. I'm on some meds to help with this, but because I'm an older gal, the vet thinks that it won't be too long before symptoms start to get worse, and he can't be sure what my life expectancy looks like. 
But, my foster mom says quality is more important than quantity, and she says that I am a quality dog that has so much love left to give! And honestly, who couldn't love a beautiful girl like me? My ideal home would be patient, loving, and on the calmer side who is willing to work with my condition. If that sounds like you, let's go for a walk and get to know each other, I'd love to meet you!

Adopting a senior dog is like getting a vintage car – it comes with character, a few extra quirks, and might need a bit more maintenance. Expect occasional tune ups at the vet for oil changes (aka meds), and embrace the fact that those 'normal lumps and bumps' are just part of the well-earned charm package! Ruff Start will share all known health information with adopters and rec ommendations to keep your senior dog in top shape.

Daisy is from a local impound.  If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.

If you are unable to adopt but want to help this animal and others in our care, you can   donate   to support the medical and veterinary needs of all Ruff Start Rescue animals.