This estimated 3 year old female Boxer Pit mix was a stray in San Bernadino who ended up at high-kill Devore animal shelter. (our vet thinks she is closer to 1 year old based on her teeth.) She was put on the euthanasia list when she came down with kennel cough, so we pulled her... back in September! She was not spayed due to her upper respiratory infection and when she arrived we quickly saw she was ... SURPRISE!!! Pregnant. VERY! After giving birth she ended up with a very serious infection which required separating her from pups so she could get the veterinary care she needed. This was likely traumatic for her and may explain some of her separation anxiety and excited/reactive behavior around other dogs.
We are eager to find Brigid a wonderful home to call her own. She has been through a lot so she will need a patient loving and supportive family. Here is what we know about Brigid: She is a happy, playful cuddle bug. She loves attention and people and wants to be with her people all the time. She is absolutely wonderful with children big and small. She can do well with dogs in a pack after proper introduction but takes time to get comfortable, and likely multiple introductions. She does not exhibit food aggression or resource guarding with people or dogs. She gets excited on a leash when she sees other dogs -- we have found that a gentle leader allows her to be managed. She had pretty bad separation anxiety which has improved considerably. With "practice" she can now be crated safely for up to 8 hours, huge progress! She happily sleeps on a dog bed out of crate near people through the night Absolutely wonderful snuggler. Still needs basic obedience training to improve basic commands, leash walking, etc. She is house-trained
Adoption Info: Brigid's adoption fee of $350 includes her spay, all vaccinations (Rabies, DPPV, Bordetella) deworming, microchipping and transport from California to Seattle. Brigid's actual veterinary costs have far exceeded her adoption fee and any donations to her care are greatly appreciated.
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