UPDATED MAY 16TH: It turns out that Ginny is housebroken, crate trained and loves both people and other dogs. Our original assessment that she seemed to be afraid of other dos may have been that she was simply very nervous and frightened in the cold, scary shelter environment. But since being in foster care she has demonstrated her enjoyment of four-legged friend and would love to have a home with a playmate.
Hi my name is Ginny. I’m a 4 year old lab/pittie mix and I desperately need a new home. Although you’d never know it from my personality, I have had a really rough life. I was used as a breeding dog and all of my babies were taken from me most likely to be used in fights. Once I was no longer useful, I was dropped off at a high –kill shelter where I suffered in a cage at the very end of the row for 3 months. Day after day the few people who saw me just passed me by probably because of my breed when all I really wanted was someone to love me. If they would have just taken me out of my cage they would have seen that I’m just a lover, I love to lick, I love to roll over and get my belly rubbed, and I’m really smart and learned basic commands on my own. Finally though, on the day they were going to put me to sleep, my foster family agreed to get me out of there and let me live in their back yard. It’s getting hot though and I really need a home of my own. I am a little bit scared of other dogs so it’s probably best I live in a house with only one other dog or none at all. Either way, I will be your best friend. Now, when my foster family let’s me in at night, I follow them everywhere!
| |Do you have some concerns because this beautiful girl is a member of what some call the 'Bully Breeds?' I'd like to share some important information with you. First of all, please have a look at the list of dog breeds recognized as bully breeds. Once you look at the list you might be confused. You might wonder why some of these breeds are considered bully breeds. So take a moment to learn what the term bully breed really means. And if you still have some concerns please take a moment to see how well Pit Bull type dogs did on standard temperament testing. Their scores are better than so many popular breeds. And even if a Pit Bull is not for you, please take a few moments to review some of this information and become educated about these wonderful dogs. | |
Ginny is spayed, up to date on all her shots and microchipped. She weighs about 45 pounds, is very active and well behaved on the leash. Overall she's just a loving and adorable dog! If you would like to meet Ginny, or learn more about her, please contact Amy at 702-234-9860 or via email at email@example.com.
UPDATE: AUTUMN ADOPTED
Autumn is a beautiful little girl who just happens to be a Staffordshire Terrier. And as she states in her twitter profile, don't judge her for being a member of that breed. Instead, learn more about the Staffordshire Terrier breed, one of the breeds that is generally, and unfortunately, referred to under the 'bully breed' label. In fact, maybe you'd like to learn more about 'bully breeds' in general. And while you're at it have a look at the Temperament Testing Results for these wonderful dogs.
So now that you've done a little research on the Staffy, let's talk about Autumn. She entered the shelter as a young stray and has now been there for over 6 months. She clearly demonstrated that she'd had little or no training upon arriving at the shelter. But the staff has worked with her, and being a highly intelligent Staffy, she is now obeying the basic commands, learning tricks, and running the agility course. When off leash she has exhibited flawless recall. On top of that, despite having spent so much time in the kennel, she is house-broken and working on crate training. All of this proves that Autumn has tremendous potential as a well behaved house pet. She has even had occasional opportunities to attend sleepovers at the homes' of shelter workers. During these outings she has been well behaved in the home and has demonstrated her great desire for love and cuddling with her humans.
Autumn has found life in the kennel to be frustrating and a bit stressful. The shelter staff are helping her deal with this by giving her as much activity as possible. All Staffy's need stimulation to avoid boredom and frustration. So agility workouts are really great for her. And if you took her home long walks and outings in the park would also keep her happy and stimulated. She can play a bit roughly at times, but that is likely a combination of releasing her frustration when finally able to run about and the exuberant energy of such a young dog! She is sometimes vocal toward other dogs when on leash but does fine when she is allowed off leash. So she's probably just complaining until she's set free to run.
Autumn is a brindle and white Staffy of about 1 year of age. She is spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations and fully vetted. Clearly she has had a rough start in live and yet continues to show her capacity to learn, to love, and to live. She simply needs that special person who will recognize her potential and give her the loving home she deserves.
Autumn currently resides at the Millbrook animal Centre. You can find more about her on their website. And if you are unable to adopt her but wish to help please 'like' her FaceBook page
and follow her
on twitter at @AutumnTheStaffy
If you are interested in adopting Autumn please contact:
Millbrook Animal Centre
Surrey GU24 8EH
Tel: 0300 123 0740