New mother wants to improve her life in a forever home!
Lil’ Red was a very pregnant stray in Mississippi when she came into rescue at a little over 1 year old (estimated). Although young, she was an excellent mother to her 6 puppies, all of whom have found their forever homes. Now it’s Red’s turn.
This Southern belle knew nothing about living in a house, but she learned with astonishing speed. Not only has she learned the place to relieve herself is outdoors, she now allows food preparation and eating to take place in her presence without interfering. She now can be left uncrated in the house without being destructive - except if you have loose paper lying around, she’s very happy to play shredder!
Red has been absolutely great with other dogs in her foster home, interacting with five other dogs. She plays with dogs who want to play, but respects dogs who prefer to be left alone. She has at this point only interacted with dogs similar to her in size, so we can’t be sure how she would interact with small dogs.
Lil’ Red has started learning basic obedience commands. She walks fairly well on a leash, but will need continued work.
She believes soft toys were made for her to destroy, but fortunately loves chewing on hard chews such as water buffalo horns. And you won’t need to spend a lot of money on a bed for her – her idea of the perfect bed is a laundry basket with a bit of padding in the bottom! She also likes riding in the car and meeting new people. She was a big hit at the vet’s office.
The only thing we’ve seen so far that Red doesn’t like is having another dog mount her. And who can blame her as she’s trying to put her past behind her!
The ideal home for Red would have a fenced yard where she could run or an active parent who would take her hiking or running. A canine playmate would be great fun for her. Older children (if any) would be best, as she still can jump up and nibble on hands when she gets excited.
Name: Lil’ Red
Breed: Pitbull Mix
Age: 1 ½ years old (estimated DOB 7/27/2020)
Weight: 55.3 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date as of 2/21/2022
Heartworm: Negative on 1/27/2022
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Yes with dogs in her size range. Has interacted well with both males and females from 45-60 pounds. Unknown with small dogs.
Cats: Unknown. Can be cat tested if needed.
Adoption Fee: $500.00 (includes transport fee when applicable)
Location of dog currently: New England
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.