Trooper, was named Liam
A Feisty 5 Year Old Neutered Male
Liam was surrendered to the Foundation along with 2 other Kerries. The prior owners were having problems in the family and could no longer keep the dogs.
Liam arrived in foster care intact with eye infections, Lyme disease and a potty training issue. He was happy with the other dogs in the foster household...a male Airedale and a rescued Kerry girl. Liam was also severely underweight at 25 lbs. He is now a healthy 37 lbs.
After being neutered and with the foster working on clearing up the eye infections, there was work to be done on the potty issues. They are resolving somewhat but there is still work to be done in this area.
Since Liam was happy with the other dogs in the home and was loved by the foster mom and the children in the household, the foster adopted him as a birthday present to herself.
Without the help of the foster who transported as well as fostered and evaluated him, Liam would not have the advantage of the happy life he now enjoys.
Liam's name has been changed to Trooper and he lives in Maryland.
May 16, 2015
Mr. Trooper is now acting like a civilized dog! Of course he still barks at mailman:). But, the good news is that he is finally housebroken!!! Yay. And secondly he is extremely nice on his meet and greets, but he grumbles as we walk away.
He has begun obedience classes with other dogs and has become extremely friendly with a cocker spaniel and a rotty. Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum.
But I [Rescue Director] am pleased with the amount of progress he has made in six months. Trooper is very smart and has tried to win over his trainer with his tail wagging like a fan. When he [adopter] gives trooper a command, Trooper knows he means business. Trooper is now a healthy, hefty Kerry and we love him to death.