Date of Birth: Approx. 9/5/14
Breed: American Bulldog
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal shelter
Adoption Fee: $300
From the Foster:
Hi my name is Cabella, but sometimes they call me Mama. Maybe because at one point I had pups of my own, or maybe because I'm like a mom to my smaller foster brother. Either way I like to be called both. When I first arrived I was pretty shy and scared of all the new things. I quickly learned that my home was safe, and I started to feel more and more comfortable as the days moved on. I have learned that human males are just as nice as female humans. And that loud noises doesn't always mean something bad is about to happen.
I am completely house trained :) If they forget to let me out I will sometimes sit by the back door, or nod my head when they look at me.
I LOVE so many things, my kennel, the couch, going for walks, and my foster brother. I gladly go to my kennel for bedtime, and I sure sleep peacefully. I also don't mind hanging out in the kennel while my owners are away at work. Lately I have been able to stay out once in a while when they are at work. My foster mom tells me I do such a good job during this time. When my family is home I will usually hang out on the couch. I am only allowed on one part of the couch, I learned this very early on, but I love my spot! I love it even more when my foster family snuggles with me on the couch. If I'm not laying around on the couch I am playing with my foster brother. He is super small so I have to be very careful not to hurt him. We love to play around and chase one another. He is older than me, so he usually gets tired before I do. I understand this, and will leave him be when it is time to rest. I also LOVE to go on walks! I am not in super shape, so short walks satisfy me.
Other things I hear from my foster family is that I am super nice when I take a treat from their hands. I do my best to not even touch them when I grabbed it. I am also very patient with my food. I Love to eat, but I will sit and wait until I get the okay. Sometimes my foster brother sniffs out my food before I get to it, he might even take a few bites. That's okay with me though, he's my favorite. I have learned that the upstairs is not my area, and I stick to staying downstairs. Even if my whole family is up there and I feel lonely. I recently learned how to shake. My foster mom thinks I'm a pretty smart dog because I learn quickly. I am also good around kids. I don't live with any, but we get some that will visit. If they are nice and pet me I will hang around for more. If they don't I will usually do my own thing. I am working on not jumping up on people when I am so excited to see them. I have learned that I get more pets and scratches when I sit, but sometimes it is too hard! I have not jumped up on a kid, I think they are too small and I would probably knock them over. I also like to smile when I first see my family. I get so excited I can't help but flash my pearly whites :)
One thing I dislike are bigger dogs. I worry that they might take over the home I'm staying in, so I try to show them who is boss. I don't hurt them, but I stand my ground. I'm sure if I had a little time to get used to a bigger new friend I'd be fine. Smaller dog are much more fun for me right off the bat.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me. I would love for more visits from humans, and I hope to find my forever home soon!
All dogs are in individual foster homes throughout the Twin Cities.
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