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Squishy Pit Bull Terrier Mix Fairfax Station, VA

  • Senior
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Brown / Chocolate, White / Cream

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Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.

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Meet Squishy

If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out our dog adoption questionnaire and e-mail any questions to: sueb@homewardtrails.org

PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBSITE TO FIND THE ADOPTION QUESTIONNAIRE:
http://www.homewardtrails.org/adopt-a-pet/adoption-forms/

HOW TO MEET THIS ANIMAL: Fill out the application and we will follow up with you! We will connect you to his foster!

LOCATION: foster home!

ADOPTION COORDINATOR: Sue B (sueb@homewardtrails.org)

ADOPTION FEE: The adoption fee for this dog is WAIVED!

ESTIMATE WEIGHT FULL GROWN: 50 lbs.

ESTIMATED AGE: 8-10 yrs

KNOWN WITH DOGS: Squishy and the foster's senior dog have adopted a 'live and let live' attitude although she adjusted very quickly to walking with him and lets him set the pace, stopping whenever he does. She has been friendly but laid back with the neighborhood dogs she's met. One snapped at her and she was completely non-reactive.

KNOWN WITH CATS: Not known but based on her low-key attitude, she would probably be fine.

KNOWN WITH KIDS: Squishy has encountered lots of people, including young children, on her walks and she's laid-back friendly with everyone.

KNOWN COMMANDS: She's working on the basics!

KNOWN HOUSEBREAKING AND/OR CRATING: Squishy is getting comfortable going outside and is mostly house trained. She has one accident in the house the first day she was in the foster home, but that's because she didn't get enough outside time to finish her business. Since then, she's been great. The foster family puts her in the crate at night and for multi-hour absences from home. As long as she's had outside time beforehand, she does very well. She's also very good about going into the crate and staying there quietly. Squishy still hasn't found her voice although she has an adorable snore.

KNOWN LIKES: Understandably enough, Squishy loves food. She also loves affection and has taken to following her foster mom all around the house. She especially loves having her ears and back rubbed. When she's really relaxed, she lets her tongue hang out - so cute!! After a week of unwillingness to leave the foster's yard, she's now much more comfortable about venturing out for walks and enjoys all the interesting smells and saying hello to other people and dogs.

KNOWN DISLIKES: She doesn't love the cold and snow but knows it's time to go out when the jacket is put on her, or the leash comes out. She is learning to go up and down stairs and is gaining confidence on short flights.

ABOUT THIS ANIMAL: Squishy was starved (literally) by her former owners and was exceptionally weak and lethargic when HT rescued her. Since then, she's been eating and sleeping, building up her strength, and is now going on slow, 30-45 minute walks a couple of times a day. She had a tendency to gobble her food but is doing great using a slow-feeder bowl. She's doing amazingly well and is calm and low-key in every situation. She's happy to meet new people and dogs. She loves hanging out on her bed in the center of activity. She's very food motivated so she should be very easy to train.

When she first came into foster care, she wouldn't go down even a short flight of steps, so she was carried outside. She's now pretty confident on short flights of steps - but hey, she has short legs, so her hesitancy is understandable! She has not let the neglect in her past affect her sweet personality.

Squishy is an easy dog, friendly and affectionate, who doesn't require tons of exercise. She is so deserving of a special home to provide the love and care she clearly wants.

HT ADOPTION INCLUSIONS:
Spay/Neuter
First 3 distemper series vaccines and de-wormings
Microchip - lifetime with no registration fees
Current on heartworm preventative
Current on flea/tick preventative

EXCLUSIVE ADOPTER BENEFITS:
Free first exam with:
Caring Hands Animal Hospital, Palisades Veterinary Clinic, Jermantown Animal Hospital and Clarendon Animal Care and all VCA
Animal Hospitals (VCA offers $250 coverage - details provided)

Free online workshop with a professional dog trainer at Fur-Get Me Not within the first 30 days of adopting (in
DC/Arlington/Alexandria only)

A portion of EVERY ADOOPTION fee supports spay/neuter for animals in under-resourced communities

BE A FOSTER: Save a life: http://www.homewardtrails.org/foster-a-pet/dog-and-cat-foster-program.
  • Location Address

    11116 Fairfax Station Rd.
    Fairfax Station, VA 22039

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    Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM to meet adoptable dogs, please note that all young puppies and many dogs are in foster homes and not at the shelter
    Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM to meet adoptable dogs, please note that all young puppies and many dogs are in foster homes and not at the shelter
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  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Senior
  • Female