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Paloma (Dove in Spanish) is a beautiful young female pit bull mix about a year old. She found us in Baja (roaming our neighborhood) and we took her in while we tried to locate her family (no luck.). We have two dogs already or we would keep her. We took her to the vet there and he confirmed that she had been spayed and then we had her vaccinated for rabies, distemper and Parvo etc. The vet said she is a little under a year old. We fostered her there for three weeks and with no takers for adopting her, we opted to bring her home to Oregon to adopt her out here. She certainly would not have survived had we left her there.
She gets along great with our two dogs and all dogs at the dog park. She is as sweet as they come and loves to be loved up, hugged and petted. She walks pretty well on the leash, is housebroken and follows basic commands. She is very curious about our cats and will chase them, so we are keeping them separate. I think she could be trained to leave them alone, but we haven't tried that yet since one of our cats is very afraid of her. She is territorial about her food so all dogs are fed separately. She did pick a fight with our other dog once when they were near the food so we keep them away from the food source while feeding. I am able to reach down and put treats into her dish and have moved the dish around while she is eating without any trouble.
She has only been around some children at the dog park and loves them, but can be rambunctious and knock the smaller ones over. She loves the dog park, so going to a home that has another dog and a yard would be ideal. She weighs 70 pounds. She is the same size as our 55 pound labradoodle but more muscular, so she doesn't look like she weighs that much. She spends most of the day outside with access to our garage and to one of our rooms when we are home. She usually has company when she is left outside (our other two dogs) and has never tried to escape but do not know how she would act if left alone. She sleeps in the bedroom at night but has slept outside in warm weather. Since our other two dogs bark a lot when someone comes to the house, we usually put the dogs away when someone approaches. Paloma might join in barking, but I don't think it is her normal response. She is always happy to see people she knows, and even people she doesn't know. We saw her chase livestock once while we were on a walk in Mexico and seemed quite focused on it, so to be on the safe side, I would not have her around goats, sheep, etc.
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