How old are you? About a year and a half
How much do you weigh? 57lbs
What do you look like? I'm dark chocolate brown with a kind smattering of white: on my chest, white socks on my front legs and white toes on my back feet
What do you like to eat? I am eating Nature's Domain from Costco. I love treats… my foster mom says she can get me to do just about anything for a treat
What kind of personality do you have? Above all I am HAPPY, always happy. I love to play with the other dogs who I live with (I still have puppy like energy). I love to play fetch with my human foster brother. I am friendly with everyone! When everyone is done playing, I am happy to snuggle with anyone that invites me on the couch.
Describe your perfect day: Playing with my friends (dog and human). I would love to go for a run or hike. Then settle in for some snuggles.
What is your favorite toy? Whatever you throw
Do you know any tricks? I shake but that's about all. I wasn't taught any commands besides sit and shake before I came to my foster family. So I'm still learning.
What scares you? Not much… I'm pretty confident
Have you been around children? Do you like them? My foster brother is 12 and my foster sister is 14. I haven't been around little kids but I'm sure I would love them. I might accidently knock them over at first but I'm sure I would learn to be careful around them
Do you like cats? I live with 2 cats now. I think they are kind of strange and if they run, I want to see where they are going but when my foster mom redirects me, I listen really well.
How do you feel about other dogs? Love love them! Sometimes I can play a little rough but never aggressive. I do best with an easy going dog. I can settle when nobody wants to play.
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? I'm great in the car and with new people, let's explore!
How is your health? I've been really healthy. I was super, super skinny and pregnant when I got to my foster home but have had great care and now look and feel great!
Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? My foster dog brother Baxter, he's almost 8 months old. I really like the humans too.
Where do you hang out when you are home alone? In my kennel
Where do you sleep? In my kennel
Do you like walking on a leash? I'm pretty polite on leash
Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? I sometimes bark in my kennel a little when Baxter gets to go out and I don't. I am still learning my manners, sometimes I forget about personal space.
Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) I am mostly potty trained. I wasn't before I came here but I'm working hard on it. There is just an occasional accident if my foster mom forgets to take me out. I never have accidents in my kennel though
Do you like playing in water? I'm not sure
What do you love about your foster family?
They include me in their family, I get to eat regularly and get lots of attention. They gave me a safe place to have my puppies (I had 7 healthy puppies, who have all found amazing homes!).
What was your life like before being NBBR? I was a stray in a very rural area east of Fresno. I was picked up by animal control. I was very malnourished, very pregnant but still very happy. My foster mom thinks I had people in my life at some point but they didn't teach me much. I think I was on the street by myself for a while.
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue is a foster based rescue with foster homes spread all throughout the Sacramento area. We usually require our adopters to be within a 50 to 100 mile radius of us, depending on the dog, and depending on the home. This is because we need to do a yard check to guarantee that the potential adopter's yard is secure, and also have them be close enough should any behavioral issues arise, and the assistance of our trainer is needed. We are, however, willing to adopt out of our area, including the Bay Area, Tahoe, and even further. We've even adopted out of state on very special occasions. We try our best to match our dogs to the perfect homes, and match them based on their personalities, not their looks. Adoptions are not done on a "first come, first serve" basis, rather in the order of what homes are the right match for that particular dog. Our adoption fees are based on the dog and range from $200-$350. In the case of senior dogs (6+ years), fees will be waived to the right home. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and deworming (if necessary). Winnie's adoption fee is $200.
Interested in meeting Winnie or any of our available pooches? Complete and submit our adoption application on our website norcalbullybreedrescue.com and we will respond to you within 24 to 48 hours. Thanks in advance.
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