(when grown) Small 25 lbs (11 kg) or less
Good with kids,
Good with dogs,
Good with cats,
Spayed or Neutered,
Kitana came into rescue after having been kept in a cage for way too long. We've let her out and she's strengthening her legs every day by walking around the house and backyard.
Speaking of the house, 2-year-old Kitana follows her foster mom around and wants to be in the middle of everything, but be careful, this 33-pound "curious Georgia" can get underfoot!
Miss Kitana tries really hard to go potty outside AND SHE DOES, HOWEVER, we would NOT say she's potty-trained. That's a work in progress. When we go out, she usually does go potty...sometimes though, I have to take her off the cement part of our yard and put her in the grass to coax her into doing so. That said, she does usually pee - even if it's a few drops (so she knows why she's there!).
We haven't taken her on walks quite yet, as she is gradually building up her leg strength, but we do let her run in our backyard, and she's going farther and farther all the time. Lately she's been playing with her toys and even hopping around with them. She is very short in stature, only 13 inches high, so a home with first floor living or no stairs is better-suited to her ability to get around.
Kitana lives with our two dogs, two cats, and our 8-year-old daughter. She loves all people, including the girls in my daughter's Girl Scout Troop who thinks she's the "bees knees!" As for the dogs, she's been mostly great during her stay, but recently has taken to a low growl at them when she's sitting by me... not sure if she's protective or jealous, but she's quickly corrected and we move on. As for the two cats, she mostly ignores them, but sometimes barks a them with interest.
Nicknamed "Wags," she's the happiest dog on the planet. She's always enthusiastic to see people and wants to be in the thick of things. I have not been putting her in a cage because (as you can imagine) she really does not want to go in one. She sleeps in an approximate 3x6 pen in our kitchen, eats in there too...and she goes in by herself just to chill sometimes. She may be ok with a cage at this point, but the pen system works for us, so that's what we use.
Since being in rescue, she's been spayed her. She also had some growths on her back legs removed. They were basically big calluses, so nothing life-threatening or to worry about in the future. The staples from the callus surgery were recently extracted, and she is healing nicely.
Miss Kitana is a mouthy little Exotic Bully... My daughter sometimes calls her "Werewolf" because she can "roo" if she wants to get your attention (like if she's in the pen, but it's rare-and also hilarious), and she nips. We re-direct her with toys. She's just so happy to get attention, she wants to "mouth" your hands, etc... but she's never hurt a person or truly bitten anyone. Still, for this reason, she might be better with bigger kids. Basically, just make sure to have lots of toys! She is a doggie who was never able to really live as a puppy, and so she definitely acts like one, wanting to chew things around the house, be it furniture or feet.
If you'd like to meet Kitana and see if she's the right fit for you, now is the time! This little girl is ready for her forever home, and can't wait to greet you with plenty of wags and her big, bully smile!