Here are some very important things you need to know about Ghira
Approximate age/birthdate: August 2009
Weight/size: ~ 55 lbs
Crate trained: YES
Personality: shy, reserved, sweet, loving
Energy level: medium
Fenced yard required?: YES
Does he/she jump fences? NO
Leash walk: YES
Obedience training: Knows ‘sit’ and ‘off’ – will not come when called if she is scared or stressed
Riding in vehicles: RIDES OK
Up-to-date on routine vaccinations: YES
Social with other dogs: YES - does not care for dominant or very anxious dogs
Social with cats: Will chase them and might attempt to harm them – not known definitively
Good with children: No children under under 12
Adoption fee: $125
Ghira reminds us of luxurious Ghiradelli chocolates! She is a beautiful lab/pittie mix girl but she isn’t exuberant and outgoing like a lot of pups. You can tell when she’s happy or when she’s stressed by looking in her eyes. She was picked up as a stray and we still can’t believe someone wasn’t frantically looking for her.
Ghira seems to trust other dogs more than she trusts most people. She is definitely an inside girl and once she bonds with you, she wants to be close to you most of the time. Ghira loves sunbathing and napping in the shade. She has always had other dogs around, so we don't know if she would have separation anxiety if left alone for long hours without another dog around. If there is another dog in the home, she will do best with an older, calm, submissive dog. She will be happiest with a fenced yard where she can play safely off-leash with her new family. She will do best in a calm, laid-back household that is pretty ‘settled.’ Due to her anxiety with new people, she will do best with a family who doesn’t have a lot of different people coming and going frequently. She won’t handle a lot of loud activity with children well either. She likes her world calm and quiet. She can handle activity with dogs, but not with people!
Ghira has lived her life in rescue, and we would love to have a person or family adopt her who would accept her for the sweetie she is and accept and love her shy, reserved personality. With patience and love we think she will bring lots of joy and love to a lucky family.
If you think Ghira might be the perfect pup for you, please go to www.allamericanmuttrescue.org, click on Forms/Application and complete your adoption application online.
We are an all-volunteer group, so please be patient and understand that it takes an average of 7-14 days to process the applications including reference checks, follow-up questions and home visits. You can expedite the process by providing accurate email addresses for all your references. Time to make phone calls is limited and we often have 10 or more applications in process. We make every effort to move through them as quickly as possible.
When your application is approved, we will schedule a meet-and-greet to see if Ghira picks you too.
If it seems that the adoption will be a good match for all, there is an adoption fee, and an adoption contract to be signed.
Please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
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