We have a true “Diamond in the rough” here for you!
She was born to the sweetest stray Pit Bull Mom who died 1 week after giving birth. Dad is unknown. The 3 puppies were bottle fed and then lived outside on a porch until 3 months old. Her 2 sisters got adopted in July with PAWS NE and she is now ready to find her forever home!
Diamond loves to cuddle, give hugs, kisses, and is the sweetest gal. She is very smart and strong willed. She can be rough as gets very excited and will jump on people. Her nickname is Torpedo. She does well with the six Boxers in her foster home. She shares toys and sits for treats with the other dogs. She does great in a crate when foster is gone and sleeps in it at night. She needs to eat in her crate as doesn’t like the other dogs to walk by when she is eating. She loves and needs heavy duty balls and toys to play with. She responds well to verbal correction. She knows sit, stay, leave it, off, no bite, kisses, and crate. She is 90% potty trained. She will come to you all excited when she needs to go out potty. If you miss it, she will have an accident.She needs to go out routinely at this puppy stage. She is a typical high energy puppy who needs supervision inside and outside. She has started chewing more on things like rugs if she gets bored. She definitely has the long sharp Pit teeth.
Diamond has not had an easy go so far. On 7/19/20, she broke her back left leg and had plate/screw surgery. On 9/1/20, she was discharged from Ortho Vet as bones were all healed. On 8/13/20, her left eye ruptured and was removed. That eye was small with many defects and she had no vision in that eye. She has depth perception problems since she only has one eye. On 9/4/20, she had an Ophthalmologist exam.He reported that her remaining eye has blood vessels that didn’t go away in development between the Iris and the Cornea. Her vision is like looking through a cracked windshield. She does have functional vision in that eye and it sure doesn’t slow her down. If there are no new eye problems in that eye or damage to her remaining eye, then prognosis is good.
She has very good hearing and has a very loud bark. She is not trained to stay with you and needs a safe fenced in yard for safety and exercise. She loves to go out in the yard at full speed and runs laps so fast around the big yard. She needs a secure collar/harness/leash if outside that area. She gets scared with noises and could run off. She needs more training on confidence,going through doorways, new dogs, and unfamiliar environments. Out in public she will bark at other dogs as not sure about them and may also have to do with loss of vision. She is not ready to go to a dog park. She is having motion sickness when riding in the van in a crate. She also has skin allergies and itches and bites her coat, but there is no hair loss or sore areas. Vet recommended an antihistamine. S
Diamond needs and likes routine and structure. She needs a patient Adopter with Pit experience willing to work with her to get more experiences and training. She gets scared outside the foster home but is making progress. She needs a friendly, non dominant large dog in her home to help her confidence, be a good role model, and who likes a playful, biting, energetic puppy who barks. She needs a home able to help her if she did lose vision in her only eye. She needs annual eye exam and report any changes to Vet in that eye. She loves to please and responds so well to verbal correction and praise and doesn’t want to be in trouble. She is a sweetheart looking for her forever family!
Name: Diamond James
Breed: Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier mix
Age: DOB estimated 4/7/2020
Weight: 39 pounds as of 9/24/20
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Houstrained: Not usually
Medical: On 7/19/20, she broke her back left leg and had plate/screw surgery. On 9/1/20, she was discharged from Ortho Vet as bones were all healed. On 8/13/20, her left eye ruptured and was removed. That eye was small with many defects and she had no vision in that eye. She has depth perception problems since she only has one eye. On 9/4/20, she had an Ophthalmologist exam.He reported that her remaining eye has blood vessels that didn’t go away in development between the Iris and the Cornea. Her vision is like looking through a cracked windshield. She does have functional vision in that eye and it sure doesn’t slow her down. If there are no new eye problems in that eye or damage to her remaining eye, then prognosis is good.
Puppy Adoption Fee: $525.00
PLEASE - Think long and hard before adopting a puppy - consider the lifestyle change this puppy will come with - he cannot be crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time until he’s older, puppy proofing your home will be necessary, puppies scratch and nip so if you have small children, can they handle this?? Training will be so important in this puppy’s life, do you have the time??
Please review this checklist for socializing puppies - do you have the time - ask yourself before adopting.
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