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7-25-10 Daisy Update
Hi! I am Daisy’s new foster mom, and I concur with her last foster mom, I would love to adopt Daisy if I didn’t already have two dogs of my own.  Daisy’s previous foster mom had to seek a new foster situation because her job became such that she was traveling quite a bit more, and Daisy needed and deserved more human time.  So, lucky me, she came to my family. 
The first introduction with my dogs and Daisy on neutral territory went fairly well.  She growled a little bit and raised her hackles, but when she saw that my dogs were just saying hello and weren’t paying much attention to her, she settled right down.  In my house, she has had no issues. 
Daisy lives with my two dogs, Baxter 8 and Bow 8, my two children ages 7 and 9, my husband and me.  Daisy does very well with children of all ages.  I have had my neighbor’s 2 year old son over and she is very patient and tolerant with him.  She also lets my kids do almost anything to her.  One of their favorite games is hospital.  Daisy is of course the patient and is wrapped in ace bandages, covered in band-aids and given injections (a syringe with no needle).  She just lies there patiently and when they are done, lets them remove the bandages, etc and is free to get up and lay on the couch.
Daisy is a big dog, but she is very aware of her size.  She rarely knocks things off tables with her tail and truly doesn’t take up a lot or room on the couch, unlike my own dogs. 
Daisy loves to be active, but frankly, it has been so hot, that outside time has been non-existent.  She is also quite content to hang on the couch in air-conditioned comfort with her canine and human family.
Daisy definitely does not like to be crated, but like her previous foster mom stated, she truly doesn’t need to be.  She has never destroyed anything in my house or ever had an accident.  She becomes very anxious with thunderstorms, but will just sit by me panting while I calmly pet her.  She doesn’t run around acting crazy, she lets her anxiety be known in a much understated manner.  She is also the only dog I have ever known who looks up at the sky before she will go out the door, very endearing.
I was told that Daisy could be a bit reluctant around men.  She was absolutely fine with my husband, but she did bark at one of our male friends.  I don’t know what about him she didn’t fancy, he really is a nice guy, but she eventually went over to him and let him pet her. 
Daisy is a truly awesome dog, and I hope that her perfect forever family finds her, she deserves that stability. 


10-15-09  I am currently fostering Daisy for the North Mecklenberg Animal Rescue.  She is a large mixed breed dog with a shiny coat and a wonderful loving heart.  Although I would love to adopt Daisy myself, my own work/travel issues would make that difficult (although I would love to possibly provide free pet sitting or some doggie daycare for her when she finds her permanent home!). 
Daisy came to my home a few months ago and was so easy to take in...she is fully housebroken, doesn't chew or destroy things at all, sheds very little, and is so sweet and cuddly (I think she believes she is a lap dog!).  Her only "issue" is that she does not like to be crated or locked up in a room by herself, although that has not been much of an issue at my house, because she is so problem free that I just let her roam freely in the house.  I have left her alone for relatively long stints without one single problem or anything being messed up or destroyed, no accidents, no difficulties.   
Daisy was great from the beginning, although a little nervous at times; however, since being here, I have watched her calm and blossom into an even better dog.  She was once a little skiddish, but is now eager to meet new people and just an all around "happy" dog.  A little love and attention was all that was needed to turn her into an ideal dog.  If you are looking to adopt a larger breed dog, I do not think you could possibly do better than Daisy!
I think the ideal situation for Daisy would be an active home where she gets the opportunity to walk a lot , run if possible....or any other active situations ...she has a lot of energy and loves to get it out.  I have had her around young children with no problems (although several roudy young children at once might get her a little jumpy...so the temperament of the children should be a consideration).   A fenced yard or lots of walks would be great, (although she probably would not like to just be put outside alone...she's a companion dog that wants to be with people). 
NOTES:  Daisy is up to date on shots, heartworm negative and on preventative medicine so she stays that way.  She has been spayed (twice actually...long story...poor Daisy!). Daisy is full grown at approximately 2-3 years of age, and weighs about 60-70 pounds. She is in excellent shape. and has a beautiful shiny coat with very short hair and little shedding.
Daisy does fine with other dogs as long as they are nice. She has been around multiple other dogs throughout her stay at NMAR and has done well.
 If you are interested in adopting Daisy, please fill out an application


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