You will only be allowed to apply for this dog if you fell in love with her face immediately - like instantly - on the spot because this girl is special.
Want to see as many photos as you can, check them all out: https://pvanzandt.smugmug.com/Pets/2020/Jenny/n-7V99rv/
Jenny was a “field stray” at the Memphis Animal Shelter and it was apparently life had not been kind to her - you can read below from her foster mom who works at the shelter.
Fast forward two months later and this girl as you can see from her photos loves her doggie friends. She is healing wonderfully from her surgery - she has to build up some muscle but that’s coming along.
She loves her humans and is great with her foster mom’s kids.
We would like a home for Jenny with at least one if not more other dogs of her size that are playful and have no issues (dog selective etc) - Jenny needs to have dogs that will play with her and treat her well.
A fenced yard will be needed for her as she learns to trust her new family again - we know she will be set back a bit upon arrival - having the ability to go out into a yard with her dog siblings and come in with them will be key for her - she will follow their lead.
Patience will be needed for Jenny - if you don’t have that please don’t apply.
From her foster mom:
I don’t know what her life was like before but it wasn’t kind to her. She has an old scar under her neck from a collar wound and was just so flat/shut down for a long time, but still sweet. She loves going up to the boys and licking them right in the face, wagging her tail and will follow them to do so. Once she warms up, she is definitely engaging and quite happy. When she realized she was expected to go through the door into the garage that she had never been though yesterday, she put the brakes on and had to be carried to the truck. When I picked her up, she was her quite stoic self and had to be carried again. I just think new things are just scary still. She absolutely LOVES big fluffy dog beds though. Cats took her a little bit to get used to as well, but she is fine with them now too. She does like to be near us and will follow us around if we are outside, or just lay by our chair etc.
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 1 - 2 years
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes - amazing with foster’s children (2.5 and 3.5 year old)
Good with Dogs: Yes and must have at least 1 of her same size if not more in her home
Good with Cats: No cats are best for her.
Adoption Fee: $475.00
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