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Due to a power outage that lasted two hours at the Nebraska Humane Society this morning, 19 dogs and cats had to push back their hair appointments today.
Chevy is a little firecracker of a dog. She is a six-year-old Parsons Russell Terrier who weighs 16 pounds. She was adopted from the shelter a couple of years ago. She was returned to the shelter due to health issues recently suffered by her adopter.
Her previous owners filled out a surrender form so we know a few things about her. Chevy is kind to children but children under six may make her too nervous. She is a little frightened by loud noises and thunder.
She is housetrained. But remember that, although she is taken for walks, the shelter is not the home she knows. The stress of the unfamiliar may have set her back a bit, but with some patience, she will surely remember good habits.
Since Chevy was spayed and microchipped during her first stay at the shelter, she needed only a vaccination update, nail trim and a negative heartworm test.
In the grooming room, Chevy was brushed with a slicker brush to remove dead shedding hair. Then she was given a bath with regular dog shampoo and had her ears cleaned. When she was dry, she was brushed again and spritzed with flowery cologne. A girly scarf tied around her neck, and she is ready to go to her new home.
Chevy is a life-loving terrier through and through. These small terriers were bred to hunt vermin, so she will have a prey drive. Parsons Russell terriers are climbers and jumpers, so be prepared to keep a close eye on her when she is outside. They love to play and exercise with their humans.
Her new owners should brush her once a week to remove dead hair. She needs her nails trimmed twice a month and her ears cleaned once a month. She can have a bath once a month or so. Doesn’t get much easier than that! You can find all Chevy’s grooming necessities at the shelter’s gift shop, Animal Outfitters.
For more information about Chevy, log on to the shelter’s website at www.nehumanesociety.org. Or come visit her at the shelter, 8929 Fort Street. Even a Ford man can fall for this Chevy!
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