UNFORTUNATE UPDATE: MY RECENT ADOPTIVE PLACEMENT DID NOT WORK OUT AND I HAVE NOW BEEN RETURNED TO RESCUE! MY ADOPTIVE FAMILY LOVED ME VERY MUCH BUT I JUST COULD NOT COPE WITH APARTMENT LIVING IN THE BIG APPLE. ALL THE NOISE AND ACTIVITY REALLY UNNERVED ME AND I BECAME EXTREMELY SCARED. I AM A SUBURBAN DOG AT HEART AND AM ACCUSTOMED TO A HOUSE AND YARD. CAN YOU TAKE ME IN?
Hello, my name is Lillie. I am a beautiful 6 year old purebred Cocker Spaniel. In my profile photo you can see me looking up towards Heaven, as that is where my owner is now. I went to live with Pat as a very young puppy, so our life together was all I knew. Pat was an older gentleman and quite disabled, but his physical limitations did not matter to me . He was the light of my life just the same. Pat and I spent a lot of time together in our small backyard, where we would play ball together for hours at a time. When Pat passed away in September, my life as I knew it came to an end. I went from being Somebody's Everything to Nobody's Anything, and in a short space of time I became really quite depressed. For a long while now I have not wanted to play ball and my appetite has been very poor - I frankly miss the home cooked chicken and shrimp that Pat used to feed me (his favorite foods as well as mine). The other day, though, I had a dream about Pat. I felt him stroke my ears and heard his voice in my mind and heart. "Baby Girl," he said, "It's time to move on. You have years of life and happiness ahead. I want you to play ball again and to find the love of someone new." And so, with my owner's blessing, I am preparing myself to try again. Pat provided me with a wonderful start, so I am a very healthy girl who has been well socialized. I have been spayed, microchipped, am current on all shots, and have tested negative for heartworm. I am shortly scheduled to have dentistry and will also be professionally groomed before adoption. I will go home with a new leash and collar and also with my favorite ball. If you can offer me a foster or an adoptive home, please click here to complete and submit our online application or click the button below. My heart will surely open if only someone will open their heart to me. I'll be waiting to hear from you. Love, Lillie.