Casey in Deering, NH


Someone … some lucky person … is going to be Casey’s new favorite. That person will feel adoration and affection beyond measure. Casey will gaze upon that person with soft, loving eyes, and whine forlornly when they leave. Could it be you?

Casey is a gentle, loyal, and very sweet girl (everyone who meets her says that “Casey is the sweetest!”) who wins the heart of all lucky enough to meet her. She demands little except to be near you and to accept the occasional head scratch. In return, she provides companionship and affection many-fold. She is friendly, docile, and sweet tempered. Her background as a breeder dog means she is unfamiliar with many aspects of her new life as a family pet. But, as she slowly blossoms, she is learning that life is good.

Interesting things that Casey has discovered in this new phase of her life: Treats: awesome! Houseplants: quite tasty. Stairs: a bit intimidating, but I learned how to go up *and* down! Doing my business in the yard: a bit less convenient than what I’m used to, but these people give me yummy treats when I do it – awesome! Vet: no thank you. People: I like meeting new people because they usually give me head scratches. Walking on a leash: rather confusing – I have no idea what they expect me to do. Riding in the car: Meh. Sticks: satisfying to chew. Petting: pretty awesome (and if the petting stops too soon, I can nudge my head under their hand and get more!).

Casey is an approximately five-year-old spayed tricolor female who came into our care after breeding several litters. We do not have any record of her life before her arrival. Despite most likely not receiving any medical care prior to her arrival, she is in good health. She came into foster care with ear infections and poor teeth, but these have been treated (including several tooth extractions) and she received all her vaccinations and treatments. She has no detectable heart murmur or any other medical issue. She is fit, moves well, has a healthy coat, and is a healthy weight at 21 pounds. 

Prior to foster care, Casey lived a very sheltered life. She was thus unfamiliar with many common aspects of our world, such as a collar or leash, taking walks, grass, stairs, playing with toys, etc. She has gamely learned the new ways. She now loves treats and dog toys (although leashes and walks are still quite strange to her). She was not house trained upon arrival into foster care but has made considerable progress. She won’t overtly ask to be let out, so having a regular schedule for going out is essential in helping her avoid accidents and learn house training expectations. While out in our fenced-in yard, she is adventurous, showing a wonderful curiosity and spending time wandering around on her own or with our dog. She eats dry food twice each day with gusto and, did we mention, loves her treats. 

Casey’s favorite activity is to be with her people, close by, occasionally offering her head for scratches while she gazes at you lovingly. She cannot get on or off furniture by herself but will ask to be lifted up and down from the couch, chair, etc. So her new owners need to comfortable lifting a 21 lb. dog up and down (she will go up and down stairs herself). She sleeps on the floor near our bed at night. Casey gets along well with other dogs of all sizes, as well as cats and chickens; she is curious and friendly with everyone and everything she has met. She was quite skittish when she arrived, jumping at loud noises (even on the TV) or sudden movements, but as things have become more familiar to her, she has largely overcome her nervousness.

Casey will thrive in an environment where she can safely explore all the new aspects of being a family pet, alongside a patient teacher (with a pocketful of treats). Casey is a quiet, gentle, loving, happy, loyal dog who will bring much joy to the family lucky enough to adopt her. She relishes any time she can spend with you and will always be happy to be near. Casey has so much love to give and will luxuriate in all the kindness that a new home can shower upon her. Are you the one lucky enough to be her new favorite?

If you are interested in adopting Casey and live within a reasonable drive of her foster home in Deering, NH, please submit an online application if you haven’t already and then contact Barbara Blanchette ( so she knows of your interest. 

  • Color: Tricolor
  • Age: 5 Years
  • Weight: 21 lbs
  • Sex: Female
  • House Training: Yes, with a routine 
  • Health: Good
  • Temperament: Sweet, gentle, quiet
  • Recommendations: Fenced yard, someone home most of the day
  • Location: Deering, NH
  • Region: Northeast
  • Special Needs: No