FOSTERING IN RHODE ISLAND - she’d love to meet you.
Merry is a snuggle bug. She is down to nap wherever whenever. She thinks she’s a lap dog. Whatever you’re doing she wants to keep you company while you do it.
While she is stressed by other dogs, she is not aggressive. While on walks she’ll pull and cry a bit if she sees another dog. We’ve taken her to the dog park (off leash) and while she was stressed, she mostly ignored the other dogs.
She can also be playful, she likes to hoard her toys in her crate. She is crate trained but we never need to crate her. She’s a little fearful of new people but with a couple treats she goes from barking at the new person to trying to lick their face in about 5 minutes.
She’s been kid tested with an older child and did well. After a slow introduction she was cuddling with him in a recliner.
Merry has anxiety when meeting new dogs and people. Currently she is working on her behavior with a trainer, but would need a family that understands she will need to be worked with if they want to take her on walks/outings. She is perfectly fine in the house and in the backyard (minus barking/whining if she sees dogs/people out the window.) She’s a bit fearful when she meets new people but with a couple of treats she warms up. To make walks easier she’s being trained with a gentle leader and working on a ‘relax’ command. Ideally she would be an only dog, but I think she would do fine with another dog with a slow introduction and time to decompress. Merry’s ideal life would be your constant companion and snuggle buddy, with adventures in the backyard and copious amounts of training treats.
She knows sit, shake, down, roll, and stay!
We will wait for the right home for Merry - she wants to be your one and only and we know you’re out there!!!
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 4 years old
Weight: 45 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes- has been around older children (ages 7-8) and did great with them!
Good with Dogs: Has gotten along with a submissive male dog after slow and proper introductions.
Good with Cats: Nope
Adoption Donation: 250.00
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