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2007 Rescue Kerry Placement: Cialey


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Cialey--6 year old female fostered near Philly, PA 

Rescue Contact: Tracey Fulmer

Cialey (pronounced Kiley) is a 6 year old sweetheart (and they don’t get any sweeter) freed from six long years of puppy mill hell a month ago.

Cialey suffered greatly in the hands of the puppy farmers, coming to us underweight, with no muscle tone and with an enormous growth on her ear. Her teeth were in horrible shape, but after cleaning, we’re delighted to report that she got to keep them all. Cialey is finally starting to put on weight and is recovering from her ear surgery to remove the benign growth. We are waiting to spay her until she gets more strength. Thankfully, Cialey’s spirit was not diminished by her mill experience. Her temperament is delightful and she has no issues greeting strangers. She also adores children. This lovely girl will flourish in a home with companionship and lots of TLC. 

As with all of our rescues, we want only the best home for Cialey as she needs to make up for her long years of suffering. Her foster home writes that she is smart, already knows sit, comes when you call her name and is making great progress with housetraining. At 6 years old, this girl acts like a puppy experiencing all life has to offer. She really gets excited over the large Wiggly Giggly ball and plays hard with it. Cialey will chew on a stuffed toy for a short time and loves to steal stuff out of the wash basket when her foster mom is doing the laundry. She's beginning to bark, too, and it's a cute little bark. Cialey's house drama/trauma is still the stairs, inside or out. You must be right on the same step to slow her down or she'll take too many going down. Yesterday she took the side steps off the deck too fast, did a forward roll then rolled on her sides three times down the hill into the yard. She was a little surprised when she got up!

Cialey enjoys riding in the car (relaxed enough to take a snooze). So far, she gets along well with other dogs. Cats are an unknown, but she could probably do fine with proper introductions and monitoring.

This is a lovely Kerry girl who would probably fit into any home. A fenced in yard is required as is somebody who is home during the day to provide Cialey the companionship she needs and deserves. And home with another dog is desired.

Cialey is just about the sweetest Kerry ever, in spite of her misfortune of being one of the oldest Kerries the Foundation has sprung from a puppy mill. Now 6 years of age, she suffered for years in the mills producing countless litters. But true to her Kerry spirit, she is a survivor extraordinaire who charmed her way into the heart of foster family Priscilla and David Harvey and formed a unique bond with their grandson. Priscilla and David have fostered so many Kerries for us over the past few years I've lost track. Each time letting them go on was getting harder. But Cialey was that special "keeper" and so she has been home with the Harvey's since her St. Patrick's Day rescue.



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