Our beautiful Dixie came off the streets of Houston with a little pack of babies in tow. She was such a great momma dog to her babies, but now it is time to find her a family where she can be the baby! Because many apartment/condo management companies have restrictions against her breed, it is
best to check about potential breed regulations prior to applying.
Dixie is a roughly 2-year old, 60 pound American Staffordshire. She is fully grown and will not get any bigger. Dixie is an active girl who will be best suited in a family that can commit to proper exercise and socialization.
Dixie currently lives with other dogs and loves having a playmate. She is a patient girl and would be great as a single dog or as an addition to a family with another active dog. She does not currently live with cats, but a cat test could be arranged for potential adopters who have kitties.
Dixie has a great disposition and would be a great addition to a family with children who know how to be kind and respectful of animals.
Dixie is house and kennel trained and has done a great job of learning how to walk on her leash. She spends adventuring with her foster dad and would make a great running/jogging/adventure buddy for the right family.
Dixie’s ideal family will understand that she will take time and patience as she acclimates into her new life. She may have accidents, chew on things she is not supposed to, and bark in her kennel. It can take dogs a few weeks to properly acclimate to their new lives, so she is seeking a family that can give her this time and work with her on becoming an even more awesome dog than she already is.
Dixie should be adopted by a family who plans to keep her indoors as part of a family - we do not adopt dogs into situations in which they will be left outside for extended periods of time unattended (for example, the entire work day).
Unfortunately, Dixie did not receive proper preventatives before coming into rescue and she is heartworm positive. She has been started on a slow kill medical protocol which involved a small dose of oral medication twice a month. The rescue will provide all of the medication she needs to clear the heartworms. She has no damage to her heart or lungs or overall health issues, this is just something that has to be slowly killed off.
Dixie is fully vetted (spayed, microchipped, vaccinated) and has no health or allergy issues that we are currently aware of (aside from the heartworm).
The first step in our adoption process is to fill out an application via our website www.reggiesfriends.org If you hover over the adoptables tab, the link to the application will appear.
If you have questions about Dixie, please email us at email@example.com for more information.
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