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Size: Medium
Age: Adult
Gender: Female
Breeds: Pit Bull Terrier
Unknown with Cats/Kids

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So much to tell you about this amazing creature -  Denna was favorite at the Memphis Animal Shelter - she was chosen by one of the admins there to be his “foster” dog - among all the dogs they see day in and day out, he picked Denna!!!!

We asked him to tell us about her and here’s what he said - it’s long but it’s just so perfect we wanted to share every word.

BUT FIRST… watch this… dare you to not fall in love instantly!

From GLENN -
I would like to thank and congratulate you! You are truly getting a gem of a dog with Denna, aka D. Here are a few things I thought you would like to know. D loves all people! She gives kisses and will place one then two paws on your legs—all an attempt to grab your full attention. She would rather sleep in the same room as her person, and she must have a bed—but her person’s bed will do just fine!

Outside time is fun but not a must: at her happiest, she will do her business, scratch the ground behind her, and even perk up to chase a nearby squirrel. D does not like inclement weather, so she will require an easy-to-access spot so she can do her business and quickly get back inside.

D will politely wait for you to place her in a car and to pick her up and carry her up the stairs. She is not fond of heights so she will give into stairs quickly, but you might be stuck placing her in the car. She sets up the car-lift thing because it makes her feel special.

Feeding is easy, but be warned—one drop of people food and she will puppy-dog eye you and starve herself until you give in or until her hunger takes her back to her kibble.

Bath time is easy! Give room for the classic dog shake. It doesn’t matter how much you dry her, she will shake that body spreading droplets of water everywhere. Satisfaction consumes her face after the shake, so you must just let it happen.

When D is happy she will play bow! If there is enough room, full zoomies! Sometimes she barks at her toys or her nails when she is biting them; listen close or you may never hear her voice!

D gets bored at night and might walk around exploring; she will do naughty things if the garbage or any human food is within reach. It is important that put that stuff away. D struggled with having enough food before coming to us, so she forgets that she is being fed consistently. Try not to yell or talk very loudly around her; D doesn’t realize that you aren’t talking to her and will pancake walk out of fear that she is in trouble. If her person forgets this rule, no worries! A belly rub and kisses will always set the record straight.

Name: Denna
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier mix
Sex: Female
Age: 3 years old
Weight: Will update
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: Up to date
Microchipped: Yes

Good with Children: Untested
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Will update

Adoption Donation: $250.00

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