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

Details about Dior

  • ID D220655
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 32.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 6/8/2019
  • Yard Required: Yes
  • Fence Requirement: 6 foot

Dior's Compatibility Attributes

  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Kids: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Needs Adoptive Home Without Female Dogs: Yes

Dior's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes

Introducing Miss Dior (yup, she IS fabulous enough to have such a bourgeoisie name!). She's a pint-sized pup who, if we’re being honest, isn’t going to win Miss Photogenic in a beauty competition. Instead, she WILL take top honors for being Miss Sweetheart! A dog so GENTLE, you will spend the rest of your life with her staring in disbelief that she almost didn’t make it. A girl SO PERSONABLE, that (thankfully) my family couldn’t stay mad at me for long, when I came home with more than just groceries that day ;). Truth be told, they will all tell you she stole each of their heart’s within minutes of coming through the door -- just like she has with all of her rescuers.

I think Miss Dior will fit perfectly into just about any home, although, it can’t be one where there’s lot of screaming and yelling as that will cause her to revisit past abuse and shut down. I (proudly) have watched her gaining back trust and confidence more each day, but the wrong home could wreck this fragile spirit permanently. Honestly, her personality truly molds into whomever is in the room with her. She actually tends to hang back, waiting to be invited into your space but, when she sees you motioning for her to come closer, she lights up and quickly attaches herself to your side. Why can’t my human relationships work like that;)?!

I see Dior being happy with or without children to hang out with. But, if you have children I think ten and up is best for the kid’s ages, as she’s still working on not jumping on you when she’s excited (she’s easy to redirect but, that requires a child old enough to tell Dior, ‘Off!’ or, ‘No Jump!’ etc..) If kids are in your future, I think she will be GREAT with young children as long as you finish her training before they come into your life. She is good with other dogs and a male resident would be a best pairing but a  female resident dog could work if they are small, or confident and playful if a larger pup. And, while it's not a guarantee, Dior could also do well coexisting with feline friends, if introduced slowly.

If you live alone and the recent crime waves has you feeling uneasy, I also think Dior would be a very comforting dog to own for security, as she is VERY aware of new things in her space and will growl until she realizes what she hears isn’t a threat. Miss Dior loves sharing the outdoors with her human - ESPECIALLY if it’s at the end of a long leash with plenty of time set aside for sniffing (this dog needs to be hired by TSA for scent detection work!). A fenced yard will be necessary as squirrels are fun to chase and ‘zoomies’ are hard to stop when you go as fast as she does ;). But, if you’re like normal people and can’t spend all day outside no worries, as this FLEXIBLE girl is also fine going back inside - just as long as she’s close to her humans. (I think I could do laundry 24/7 if I always had HER laying by my feet!).

Since I’m always brutally honest with potential adopters and never sugar-coat ‘work-in-progress’ behaviors, you should know Dior is TRULY one of the most destructive dogs I’ve ever met with her toys (thankfully she just spits the pieces out). So, instead of continuing to waste money on dog toys, she spends most of the time just chewing on dried knee bones when she’s in the mood to be ‘busy’. But, that also means if she’s in the mood to be ‘busy’, and you don’t make sure she has an appropriate item to chew on, don’t say I didn’t warn you when you find the remote control for the TV missing a corner! She also likes to eat certain grasses and plants; and, while listening to her will make you want to make your own bowl of crispy greens (seriously, she chews it in such a way it sounds delicious;)!), it’s definitely a habit that needs to be broken (I use a long leash outside and, before she even opens her mouth, I give the leash a quick tug and tell her to, ‘Leave it!’).

Finally, with regards to potty-training .. She’s 100% there!! A Free Training Tip that a very wise trainer told me 20 years ago, ‘Housebreaking accidents are because the OWNER messed up, NOT the dog’ and, in EVERY situation that statement couldn’t be more truthful. All Dior wants and DESERVES is a second chance at becoming a CHERISHED and VALUED family member to an owner who will spend the rest of their life showing her what unconditional love feels like. I promise you she will return that love ten-fold; all while making you a life-long supporter of your local impound and shelters, knowing how many SWEET Dior’s don’t make it. Thank you for considering her for your home.

Take a look at Dior playing with a toy, having the zoomies and just being playful!

Dior is being fostered in Minneapolis. Dior weighs 32 lbs and is from a local impound. If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

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