“Hi I’m Bailey! I just turned 11 years old at the end of May. I weigh 13 pounds and they call me a poodle. Whatever I am, I think I’m cute! I have been a wonderful companion to my elderly owners. Unfortunately, one has passed away and now the other is in hospice. I am being taken care of by their family but I cannot stay. I have had 3 different homes that I’ve lost through no fault of my own so I am really hoping that this next time around will be for keeps!

“I’m a snuggly girl who hasn’t spent much time alone. I love sitting on my person’s bed or lap watching TV. I know that’s not always possible and it would really be healthier for me not to be so dependent on my human’s company. A dog should be OK to be left alone.

“I have shown that I’m ​not ​crazy about other dogs but perhaps I could learn to be with a nice, mellow dog? Right now I just bark at the family’s black lab. Sometimes when a dog has been too sheltered and not socialized, this can be the case. No one knows how I’d do around a cat or children either.

“Walks are so much fun. I am great on leash. I am a very smart girl who earned a certificate to be a therapy dog! But please, don’t adopt me because you want me to “work” or be someone else’s comfort animal; I need a home with someone who will teach me to be a more independent dog who is a cherished family member too. I really don’t want to go through another loss.

“At this time I do need a potty break every 3-4 hours. I can piddle a little when I get excited. I’ve not been to a vet to have this checked out so my adopter should be ready to have me thoroughly checked out. I am current on my vaccines but that doesn’t mean I’ve been fully vetted! I can do stairs. I like to use my voice when people or other dogs come to visit so be aware that I will bark.

“I’m a good girl who is loving and has so much to offer. I am in need of a new home very soon.”

Bailey is posted for her caregivers and she’s located on Camano Island, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.