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Forgotten Dogs of the 5th Ward Project
Facts about Kellan
- Breed: Dogo Argentino
- Color: White - With Black
- Age: Young
- Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
- Sex: Female
My name is Kellan!
I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Kellan is a Dogo Argentino who is estimated to be between 3 and 5 years old. We believe she was probably used as a breeder dog and after her usefulness in this capacity was exhausted, she was either turned out onto the street or possibly even used as a bait dog, judging by her condition at the time she was rescued (see 4th photo - she had a lot of bites on her face and neck area, and a few scars still remain). The Dogo breed originated to be used as a hunting dog (for wild boars and cougars), but Kellan’s life has been such that this would not be a good fit for her (and we don't necessarily agree with that type of environment for a dog anyway!) Since her rescue, she has gained 20+ pounds (currently weighs approx 75 lbs) and will be one of those dogs for whom food will always be particularly precious. She will wait if you tell her before she eats.
She is very gentle with people and other dogs. She seems to be just fine with children, but would not be a good fit for a home with cats. Kellan has taken to alerting on squirrels in the back yard and will stand for a few minutes looking up into the trees to see if she can see any. We are fairly certain she learned this from her fosters’ other dogs. She is very smart and obedient. She already knows "SIT", "BOX" (her fosters’ word for kennel), and "OUTSIDE". She’s recently begun to learn that cute little cookie-on-the-snout trick and she should be ready to show you in a week or two!
Kellan constantly craves attention and companionship and wants nothing more than to just sit next to you and sleep. She’s very good on a leash and will come to sit at your side to signal when she is finished with her “business.” She seems particularly aware of her surroundings, but is not negatively reactive in any way. When she initially got to her foster home, she pretty much knew that the sofa was meant for her, but since her fosters do not allow this, she has conceded that a very plush and cushy blanket or pillow on the floor nearby will suffice. Don’t be surprised if you catch her eyeballing the bed, though! She will try to convince you that a snuggle with her is just what you need to get to sleep.
Kellan is house- and crate-trained, spayed & up to date on all vaccinations. She is low heartworm positive & is currently undergoing slow-kill treatment for this. If you, or someone you know, are interested in Kellan, please fill out an adoption application on our website at http://www.forgottendogs.org/adoption_application Thanks!