Oriole

Adopted: 2019-06-26

Oriole (nicknamed Birdie) is a wonderful two-year old setter, who only wants to love and be loved. She's sweeter than sweet, and while still fairly energetic, she'll lay beside "her person" and take a good nap.
 
Her background isn't entirely clear: she came from a plantation in Georgia, given up because she didn't hunt. However, she must have been a house dog at some point, because she is totally house-trained. She has not had one accident in her foster home - and sleeps through the night. She has graduated from the mud room to the master bedroom, albeit on a dog bed (for now.)
 
Birdie would probably enjoy a dog or two closer to her age to play with. Her 13- and 11-year-old foster siblings are a little too stodgy for her. She knows her nickname and comes quickly when called. After her kennel days, she has loved having a large backyard in which to run. She's shown no indication of trying to be a fence jumper.
 
Birdie is spayed and up to date on her shots. She's slender, weighing in at 36 pounds. For treats she enjoys a piece of cheese and, more recently, she took to some leftover pasta.
 
It seems Birdie has had limited human interaction and doesn't know many commands. She seems very willing to learn; it's just all new to her.  A gentle positive reinforcement obedience class might be good for Birdie.  When she doesn't want to do something, she goes into "dead weight" mode, which is somewhat comical since she is otherwise fairly easy going.
 
Birdie would love to have a new family of her very own.