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I May Be High Maintenance But I Am Loved!

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Tim adopted Sunshine in Columbus, Ohio six years ago.

Where did you get Sunshine?

I got her from a shelter in Columbus called Save Our Pets. She's always been high maintenance. She has allergies, so her skin itches and it cost a lot of money. For a dog, it manifests on their skin. We've tried to find if it's something in the diet, the environment. She could be allergic to cats for all I know. We've never been able to narrow it down. I've spent literally thousands of dollars between vets there and here.

What's she like?

She's very co-dependent. I can't tie her up outside the grocery store and go in for five minutes. She barks and thinks I'm never coming back. In Ohio, I would just leave hier n the car and she would be fine.

She's easily scared by people before I moved to New York. She got petted by so many people that she warmed up. If I touch or call the cat, she gets super jealous. She gets upset that she's not the one getting attention.

She loves to get baths. I'm probably one of the few dog owners that have to tell the dog, "Get out of the tub, I want to take a shower!".

Do you have a funny story to share?

One time she had a bad dream. She barked and growled at me, and then woke up and realized what was going on.

Sunshine might be high maintenance but she reciprocates the love she's been getting from Tim.

Name: Sunshine
Breed: Yellow Lab and Golden Retriever Mix
Age: 9 years old  (@time of posting)
Gender: Female
Location:   Financial District
Manhattan

Date Posted:  

October 21, 2014

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