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American Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Poppy

  • ID D211445
  • Available for Adoption
  • Species: Dog
  • Gender: Female
  • Estimated Birthdate: 8/25/2018
  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer / Mixed (short coat)
  • Owner Experience Needed: Species
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Adoption Fee: $400

More about Poppy

  • Primary Color(s): White
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Shedding: Moderate
  • Grooming Needs: Low
  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Obedience Training: Has Basic Training

Name: Poppy
Date of Birth: 8/25/2018
Gender: Female
Breed: American Pitbull Terrier
Weight: 56 Pounds

Dog Friendly: Yes
Cat Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: Yes- Older children only
House Trained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes

Energy Level: Moderate
History: Local Impound
Adoption Fee: $400.00

Hi there! My name is Poppy and I am a 3 year old pitty mix that is just the sweetest girl. I came from the south and was not doing well in the shelter setting so I came here to live with my foster family. They say I am so kind and am doing great in a home setting. Not much is known about my past other than I was a pet at one point and had at least one litter of puppies. No more for me though, I am fixed, chipped, and up to date on my shots! I had a lot of skin and parasite issues when I first arrived to the shelter but I am all better now and ready to enjoy my second chance at life. I am a typical young pup that loves playing fetch, sitting on laps, and snuggling up to my humans as they hang out and watch tv. One thing that sets me apart is I am deaf BUT please don't let that scare you. I am smart and love to please people so my training is going extremely well. I am working on my signs and already can sit and lie down on command! I also know the sign for "no more" and understand what pointing is and will follow your finger. I also understand this means "out" when I am asked to leave a room or area. We are working on drop and roll over next. I am told I am the first deaf dog in this foster home and they said they are surprised at how easy a dog I am. I'm told I act just like any other hearing dog! Hearing or not I behave like a lady and am easy to interact with. I have yet to meet a stranger but I am told I would probably do best with older children as my tail could hurt a small kid. I can't help that I love to wag it like crazy and it just happens to be face level for little kids. Oh, did I mention I also had happy tail in the shelter? Again, not my fault I wag my tail like crazy. I swear it has a mind of its own at times. Luckily my tail is all better and needs no further treatment. I fall asleep in car rides, I lie down nicely by your feet while you eat dinner, I am potty trained, and crate trained. I surprised my foster family by lasting 9 hours in the kennel and no accidents! NOT ideal at all but my foster mom had to work late that day and it gave her peace of mind knowing I was able to keep my bed dry and warm. I do bark when I first go into my kennel but I am quickly learning the routine and settle down eventually. Often times I have to be woken up in the morning (which means I sleep through the night even if you get up) but I do not snap or get startled when this occurs. I just immediately wag my tail and am ready to hang out or play! I love dogs and currently get to play with 3 residential dogs- all my size. I am a bit too interested in cats though so I probably shouldn't be around them. I have not met any small dogs yet but I am told I would probably do just fine with them too. I think my perfect home situation would be an only pet as I love getting all the attention but as stated above I do currently reside with dogs and some turtles just fine. I just need someone who can give me a good routine with basic boundaries. If you are looking for a gorgeous girl who has had a rough past but living the dream now, I am your dog!!

If you are interested in getting to know me better, please fill out an adoption application at www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/adoption-application . An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page: www.ruffstartrescue.org/adopt/