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Treasure *Special Needs* D181797: NO LONGER ACCEPT

American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) / Female / Baby

Details about Treasure *Special Needs* D181797: NO LONGER ACCEPT

  • ID D181797
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • White with Black
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Treasure *Special Needs* D181797: NO LONGER ACCEPT

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Treasure
Age: DOB 8/28/18
Gender: Female
Breed: Pitty 
Weight: 20 lbs
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: TBD
Kid friendly: Yes, older only
House Trained: Puppy
Crate Trained: Puppy
Energy level: Moderate
History: Found by a family in a dumpster 
Adoption Fee: $450.00 

 

From the Foster:

Treasure was found in a dumpster at a rest stop at 5 weeks old - and truly is the meaning behind the phrase "One mans trash is another's Treasure".  Treasure has been a special dog since day one - without a doubt!  Treasure has a very mild form of cerebellar hypoplasia, which is a congenital neurological issue. This makes her walk with a bit of a wobble - and her walking path isn't always a straight line!  There is no cure or treatment, and she will be a bit wobbly her whole life.   This means she will need a few accommodations to help her along that other dogs might not need - especially as she gets older and bigger - like, not too many stairs!  A couple up or down are ok but a full flight, indoors or outdoors, she wont be able to navigate safely.  She doesn't realize she's any different from any other dog, so wont realize that she could hurt herself running up or down stairs and falling! 

And to continue on with things that make Treasure extra special, she's also partially deaf.   She will really thrive in a home that will that is excited about training her in ways that she can work with easiest - like hand signals.  www.DeafDogsRock.com is a website that has a lot of interesting facts about owning and training a deaf dog and I'd highly recommend checking it out to get ideas of ways to help communicate!   

Small children might not be the greatest in her home either - not because she will be mean at all (she's so sweet!) but because she's a bit of a wrecking ball and would likely barrel into them and knock them over :)    

Despite these special needs, she is a perfectly "normal" puppy in her heart!   She absolutely loves to play.  She loves to fetch she loves to chew up stuffed animals and your slippers and everything else. She’s very food motivated, and she sleeps like a champ -  I’ve seen her actually sleep for almost 12 hours straight! I’ve been told it’s a side effect of her deafness but she could also just be a rock star napper when she is allowed to cuddle in your arms in bed.