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Dolly - 43 lbs! Pit Bull Terrier & McNab Mix Pasadena, CA
- Black , White / Cream
- Coat length
- Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
- Good in a home with
- Other dogs, children.
- Prefers a home without
Meet Dolly - 43 lbs!
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Are you an adventurer that loves the outdoors? Exploring the road less traveled? Our girl Dolly definitely is an adventure girl! Dolly just wants to have fun and experience all she can! She wakes up in the morning and is ready to explore! She is full of big hopes. You can see it in her eyes, can't you? We are not quite sure what Dolly’s breed is…possibly a McNab (Border Collie) Shepherd, maybe some bull terrier, some pit bull, maybe even some Basenji, basically a combination of many breeds that compile into one awesome dog (we are presently getting her DNA tested). At 43 pounds and 3 years old, you get a great medium-sized with a big dog feel, all in her compact athletic body.
Dolly was scheduled to be euthanized at a local shelter before she was rescued. She was so scared at the shelter, that she did not know who she could trust so she was passed over many times. Luckily for Dolly, she was pulled out of the shelter when someone saw how amazing she could be. Now that she has become more comfortable, she has turned into quite the clown; she will definitely keep you laughing with her antics!
Dolly is extremely clever and alert, fun-loving and intelligent. She would do best in a home as the only dog and with a strong pack leader. Dolly needs a human that she can trust to guide her in everyday life as she gets to experience her new world. Dolly is not a dog park dog. She is still too under socialized for the large-scale wildness of a dog park setting, but she is well mannered in public. We have gone on several walks/hikes and Dolly has always behaved beautifully. She does not care to engage with other dogs while out and appreciates her human not putting her in a situation where she could feel uncomfortable and possibly fail. We have seen dogs lunging and barking at Dolly on hikes and as long as she feels her human can handle things she will stay back and let them take control of the situation. We are looking for an adopter with previous bully or strong breed experience.
Dolly has come a long way with meeting strangers. At first she was not sure that she wanted to go up to any human. She will now approach people on walks to say hello which she really enjoys now. Once Dolly feels comfortable, her heart of gold shines through; she is connected with her humans and enjoys being at their side. As I am typing her bio, she is lying next to me relaxing. Dolly can have an exuberant personality at times and can be playfully mouthy. She has not exhibited any signs of aggression towards humans, yet because of her mouthy behavior we are looking for a home with children no younger than 12.
Dolly is a smart dog, making training a huge plus whereby she will relish in training. Since Dolly still lacks the proper social skills with certain dogs, ongoing training is a must with this girl to help her continue to grow more balanced. Dolly is a dog that needs to have mental stimulation and exercise daily or she will start to get bored and chew in order to get this extra energy out. She needs to exercise her brain as much as her body to be a balanced dog. At times, she will break out in very high-speed runs in the backyard. So she would be best suited for a home with a yard. Dolly enjoys going outside but consistently comes and checks in with her human. As much as Dolly likes to explore, she truly also enjoys relaxing inside the house and can happily entertains herself with toys or a just relax as long as she is given a good workout.
Dolly is crate trained and it is recommended that Dolly has a crate in her new home to help her transition and to keep her out of mischief when her humans are not home. She is spayed, house-trained, up-to-date on shots, micro-chipped and knows how to use a doggy door. Dolly has certainly been patient during her long wait for her forever home.
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- Pit Bull Terrier
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