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Posted 1 year ago | Updated 17 hours ago

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Paws 4 You Rescue
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Facts about me

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
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Alert icon Not good with kids
Alert icon Not good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Cassie, female, spayed, 9 yr old mix breed bully.  Cassie’s ideal home is adult only, quiet home with a yard OR an apartment with ground access (direct access to outside). 
Cassie was evaluated by a professional dog trainer with feedback below:
Positive indicators:
  • Very social/affectionate with humans she knows and trusts
  • Neutral (non reactive) to strangers passing in close range while on leash
  • Showed clear avoidance behavior when she doesn’t want to be interacted with (averted eyes, turned body, ground sniffing) 
  • House broken & healthy 
  • Loves the water/swimming 
  • Has shown good bite inhibition during low level bite incidents (air snap, low pressure contact) 
Negative indicators: 
  • Not safe to live with small children (growl/snap with contact, no punctures to date) 
  • Will require go-slow treatment for vet care (growl/snap with contact, no punctures to date)
  • Reactive to dogs on leash < 50 feet 
  • Dog aggressive 
  • Acquired from shelter as a young dog. 
  • Has lived her life in an adult only home where she warms up to strangers with the right introduction 
  • Previous injury as a puppy to ACL/PCL, completely healed. 
  • Dog can be sensitive to rear legs being touched due to previous injury 
  • Needs to be muzzled at vet for nail trims (very fearful) 
  • More fearful towards men than women 
  • Will bark/alert when strangers enter the home or come in close proximity to yard
  • No longer enjoys companionship of other dogs due to her age, although frequented dog parks as a young dog. 
  • Has shown aggression (growl/snap) on multiple occasions when baby has come too close, reached for her, or touched her unexpectedly
  • Management has become extremely difficult for family, causing Cassie to be completely isolated at this point to prevent any further bite incidents to child in home
  • Worst case scenario a kennel can be built in yard to keep Cassie secure, but that is no real quality of life for this dog

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December 8, 2023, 5:08 pm

Paws 4 You Rescue

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PO Box 561163, Miami, FL 33256

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There is an adoption application used as a pre-screening tool (available on, references are required and house visits are made by volunteers. We request a donation with every adoption which includes sterilization, microchip & registration, current vaccinations and a heartworm/ehrlichia test. The adoption donation covers the boarding and medical expenses incurred on all rescues, not just one.

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On the 1st and 3rd Saturday of Every Month, at our Retreat located on PAWS4you Retreat: 8717 SW 134th St, Miami, FL 33176 From Noon - 4pm.

Every Saturday from 11am-3pm, volunteers are located at the PetSmart on US1 & SW 136 Street (in Miami across from The Falls). There are various other events that occur throughout the year that are listed on our website.

Appointments can be made for during the week or evenings as well -- please email us for more information to make appointments.

More about this rescue

PAWS4you Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer 501(c)3 animal rescue organization based in Miami, Florida. Our top priority is to save animals from euthanasia at Miami-Dade Animal Services. An average of one hundred animals are destroyed every day at this county shelter! Rescued animals vary from being sick, injured, homeless and surrendered to simply lost. We give these animals a safe environment, professional medical care, hope and lots of love. Our animals are sterilized, vaccinated and ID micro-chipped. Some require major surgery from a specialist to repair broken limbs while others may need additional rehabilitation time and specific medical care - ranging from bordetella (kennel cough) and skin infections to cherry eye and heartworm treatments. Once Paws 4 You Rescue commits to helping an animal, we seek the best quality treatment available - taking no shortcuts. Our dogs stay at veterinary clinics, boarding facilities and foster homes until they find their forever families.