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We place Newfs into carefully screened homes in Ontario and surrounding provinces and states.
Established in 2008.

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Carlie


Carlie
2017-015


Quick Adoption Overview
3 years old
Has severe Subaortic Stenosis
Located in Guelph
Good with dogs
Good with cats
Fenced yard required - minimum 5 feet, ideally 6 ft (she can hop fences)

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All About Carlie

This sweet girl is a total love-bug who wants nothing more than to curl up with her family and be adored.  She is friendly and affectionate, loves to cuddle and will make a wonderful companion for the right family.




Carlie was surrendered to us when she was several weeks pregnant.  She has since had her pups and they are all weaned and moved off to their homes.  Carlie is now ready to find her perfect forever home. See her in action below!




Carlie has nice leash manners, is housebroken, crate trained, excellent in a vehicle, knows a few commands, and is a wonderful, friendly, goofy girl. Extremely affectionate, she loves to give hugs and kisses to everyone as soon as she meets them. While she may only weigh 85 lbs, she's still big enough that when she jumps up to plant a wet one on your face, you do notice! Speaking of jumping up, this little darling is a PRO at counter cruising. All food must be kept far back from the edges and certainly put away at night or when no-one is home. She loves to eat!


She gets along fabulously with nicely mannered dogs, and loooooves to romp and play with them.  She's a goofball! We are looking for a home where she will have another gentle and friendly dog as a playmate.  Look at how much fun she's having with her foster sisters!



Playing with her daughter Viola
Carlie is also great with cats, what a good girl!


She loves toys and is very gentle with them. She has a few favourite stuffies from when her pups were young. She carries them everywhere and even sleeps with them. It is pretty adorable.

Carlie and her burger stuffie

Carlie is a bit of a country bumpkin and will be happiest in a home where she has a nice big fenced yard to play and relax in.  She loves nothing more than to amble around outside and then lay on the deck for a snooze. Don't get us wrong, she loves the comfort of the couch too! City life just isn't her style.


Napping in the sun (see her burger stuffie in the background? Cute eh?)

On intake, we noted that she had a heart murmur. Ultrasounds have confirmed the diagnosis of Subaortic Stenosis (SAS). SAS is a genetic defect of the heart. With this disease, there is no way to tell how long Carlie will live. Some dogs lead long, happy lives, others die suddenly quite young. The median life expectancy with medication is about 5 yrs. She currently shows no clinical signs of the disease, which is great, and it doesn't slow her down in any way.


Carlie's adopters need to be prepared for the costs associated with this disease, which will increase with time. We have started her on Atenolol (a beta blocker) which will hopefully help reduce the potential clinical signs of SAS. These meds are dosed by weight and will cost approximately $50/month. Additional meds may be required down the road, with costs varying but potentially running up to $300/month. Carlie will also require echocardiograms and Cardiologist consults every 6 months to start with but these appointments could be more frequent as the disease progresses.


Special precautions need to be taken around treating infections, anesthetic risk, etc. And of course, the greatest challenge is preparing for the emotional journey of loving a dog who may not live a long life. We are hoping to find a wonderful loving home where Carlie can live her life to the fullest, however long it may be, with great happiness.

Due to her health condition, our adoption fee is waived, we ask instead for a donation of her adopter's choice.