Ruff Ruff! My name is Diamond
|Breed:||American Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate - With White||Age:||Senior|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Female||ID#:||4973432|
I am already spayed, up to date with shots, and not good with cats.
Foster Care: Video Available! Hello everyone, I’m Diamond. I am a 9 year 4 month old altered female Pit Bull mix. I have to be honest, I don’t think I have much Pit Bull in me and once you see me run, you’ll think the same thing. I run like a greyhound and thoroughly enjoy it. I may even add a toy into the mix to spice up the run. I will need a house with a yard that I can run in whenever I want. I am friendly and outgoing and smart. I know sit, down and shake…with both paws. I will need to come back after my adoption for mandatory obedience training. I need an owner with previous breed experience and someone who is physically strong. I can live with male dogs the same size as me but sorry, I can’t live with cats. Here is what my foster family reports: “Diamond has been in home Foster care since August 13, and has been an excellent house guest. She stands still when I put on or take off her leash, and has been busy meeting the neighbors on our walks. She has met men, women, and children, people with canes, and people on bicycles. She doesn’t jump up on people, and greets them politely with a wagging tail. Diamond is very curious about squirrels, cats, and wild birds. She would probably chase them if I allowed it, but she is easily re-focused with the words “let’s go” or “leave it”. At home, Diamond is very food motivated. She has great eye contact, and is working on taking treats with a gentle mouth. She sleeps through the night in her crate, and goes into her crate with no problem. She is housetrained and has never had an accident in the house. She isn’t bothered by the broom or the lawn mower. Diamond has barked appropriately (a few barks to alert me that someone is at the door). She has a beautiful, soft coat, and loves to be brushed and petted. She has had a bath in the bathtub, and although she wasn’t thrilled about it, she stood patiently in the tub, and was easy to wash and dry. Diamond, who weighs about 52 lbs., is currently living with my 43 lb. neutered male dog. Her style of play is rambunctious, but she is easily re-directed from rough play. Diamond has been selective about her doggie friends, although I think after slow introductions, could live with a male dog of similar size. Diamond is happy to lie on her dog bed and keep an eye on what the people in the house are doing, but she isn’t needy and doesn’t demand attention all the time. I think she would be a perfect companion of someone who works from home. Don’t let Diamond’s chronological age deter you - she is happy, alert, seems very fit, and is always ready to go for a walk.” Since I’m currently in foster care I’m not at the shelter, but you can make an appointment to meet me by contacting email@example.com or 650-340-7022 ext 374. Ask for Diamond #A320117.
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