My name is Cassowary but my friends call me Happy. Why do they call me Happy you might ask? Let me tell you! I used to live a not so great life I was super underweight and riddled with demodex (it’s a mite that causes hair loss when left unchecked, I’m on the mend now and it’s isn’t contagious!) and by only 6 months old found myself abandoned and all alone in a scary shelter. Now I’m in a foster home and my booty won’t stop wiggling! I’m so happy I never stop moving! I’m a high energy gal that just wants to love you!
I’m still a puppy at only 9 months old so I need a good amount of exercise but nothing crazy, give me some one on one time and a ball and I’m good to go! My foster momma is super impressed by how well I do in the crate but says my house manners could use some improvement (this is largely due to the fact that I was soooo skinny that I never knew where my next meal was coming from and now I want all the foods!) I’m a sweet gal and I currently weigh about 35 lbs. I am named after the Cassowary or dinosaur bird. I would probably do best in a home without small children, not because I don’t like them but because I overwhelm them with my outbursts of love. I’m looking for my forever home, could it be with you???
All adult dogs, cats, and kittens are altered prior to adoption. Puppies too young to be altered at the time of adoption must be brought to our partner vet in Davidsonville, MD for spay or neuter paid for by Operation Paws for Homes by 6 months of age. Adopters may choose to have the procedure done at their own vet before 6 months of age and be reimbursed the amount that the rescue would pay our partner vet in Davidsonville.
This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.