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Candy is Ready to Sweeten Your Life

To quote the Bard of Avon, “What’s in a name?”

Well, in the case of a five-year old pup named Candy, the answer is, “Everything!”

In fact, we think sweet Candy is one of the most aptly named dogs you’ll ever meet. A charming little shih tzu who came to us from a puppy mill, Candy spent the last five months in a loving foster home, where she’s recovered from a skin infection that caused massive hair loss. Thanks to medication and huge doses of TLC, Candy has grown back most of her hair and turned into an affectionate, playful companion.

According to her foster mom, Linda, Candy flourished both physically and emotionally in her caring home environment. “When she arrived, she used to tremble and never barked. But now she’s filled out, doesn't shake any more, her fur looks great, and she barks a little, like a regular dog. She’s such a sweetheart.”

Linda says Candy is still a bit shy, but warms up quickly and really likes people. “She loves to play in the backyard and is great on the leash. People stop to admire her, and she just sits there and lets them pet her.”

At home, Candy loves to sit on laps, watch television, and enjoy the run of the house, which Linda says was not always the case. “At the beginning, it was odd, but Candy had a fear of thresholds. She didn’t like walking from one room into the next. But now, that’s not a problem. She’s gotten confidence and is a very good little girl.

Candy is fully housebroken and, according to Linda, is a very clean little dog, especially when you consider her start in a puppy mill. Her one quirk, perhaps a remnant of mill life, is her preference to eat off the floor and not from a bowl. “But that’s no big deal,” says Linda. “Because whoever gets to adopt her is going to be very, very lucky.”

Candy is now ready to cross yet another threshold into a loving, permanent home. If you'd like to meet Candy and find out if you’re the lucky person to welcome her into your life, please contact our Foster Care Manager Alex Bab at 516-883-7900, ext. 352, or email him at alexanderb@animalleague.org.