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Rosie is a great little gal who loves everyone she meets; she lives by the motto that humans were meant for snuggling and kissing! In the house, Rosie is very playful for about 20 minutes and then is ready for a nap. Preferrably with you, but she's not too picky!
Rosie doesn't mind riding in the car, going to the vet, or getting baths. She did seem a little too interested in chasing a farm cat who ran from her, so she may do better in a home without kitties. She also would do best in a home without small children; she loves stuffed animals and doesn't always want to give them up. Because of this, she would also be best as an only dog or with a laid back dog who is okay with Rosie having all the stuffies.
Rosie was adopted from Bully Paws as a puppy at 14 weeks old. We thought she had found her happily ever after; we saw Rosie around the community with her new family as she grew into a well-behaved young girl. The family also adopted another dog from another local group. Unfortunately, the happily ever after did not last forever for these two pups.
In September of 2013, we received a phone call from an animal shelter in Florida. Rosie and her adopted buddy were turned in as strays. Her buddy was suffering from skin issues. Luckily, Rosie's microchip led the shelter back to Bully Paws. We frantically attempted to reach her adoptive home, sure they were heartbroken and searching for their little girl and her friend. After what seemed like an endless search, we discovered the adoptive family was actually the same family who surrendered Rosie and her friend to the shelter, lying and claiming both were strays. The county they were surrendered to did not adopt out stray pit bulls. The only hope for these dogs was to get them from Florida back to Virginia. Two of our dedicated volunteers hopped in their cars and drove several very long days to get these dogs back to safety.
Rosie is now in a foster home and doing great. She is house trained, crate trained and healthy. We can't say what has happened to her in the past four years, but she is adapting to life in her foster home and is ready for her true happily FOREVER after to come along.