Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer / Mixed (short coat)
Weight: 72 lbs
Estimated Birthdate: 5/30/2020
Fence Needed: Yes
Location: Dreamweaver Farms
Reason for being in rescue: Mindy was born into our rescue and adopted out as a puppy. Her family realized they could not provide what Mindy needed.
Special Needs: Mindy is nervous dog who will need a family that is home more than they are away.
What kind of home would be best for me: Mindy's story is one of love and loss. She was adopted as a young puppy and sadly returned to rescue as a confused adult. She has settled into life in rescue and built the confidence she needs for a forever home. Mindy is not the dog for first time dog owners. She is smart and eager to learn, but skittish when meeting new people and protective of her crate. Mindy needs an experienced owner that will reinforce positive behaviors and participate in positive reinforcement training. Mindy gets along great with dogs her size or bigger. Mindy could do great in a home with older children experienced with dogs.
What is my personality like: Mindy started her life out here at the farm. She along with a few siblings were born right here! She was adopted out and unfortunately returned. She was returned because she was more dog than the person adopted her expected her to be. When Mindy got here she was so confused, broken and honestly terrified. She would only interact with one of the employees for a little. With quite a few cheeseburgers, quick interactions and always acknowledging her; she finally came around. She realized that we were here to help, not hurt. Over the course of a few weeks, she learned to love all of her caregivers with every ounce of her being.
Mindy is just as cuddly as a teddy bear. She loves to give huge hugs and kisses! Mindy loves her stuffed babies, treats and you! She can be a little barky when it comes to her being in her crate. Maybe even a little barrier reactive while in her crate. Mindy is full of love, life and energy. With that being said, she would greatly benefit from some training classes, she isn’t a baby anymore but she is still young!
Mindy has the potential to be the ideal loving, velcro family dog. Mindy would love to accompany you on long hikes, walks or just a casual day at the dog park. Mindy has a play group with quite a lot of fellow large dogs and she absolutely loves it! Mindy is beyond ready to start her new, improved life with her family. She is waiting for you!
Mindy loves to play with puzzle games. She is a very bight and intelligent girl and loves to learn new things. She would do well in a home that would provide her with both physical and mental stimulation games.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Mindy is a nervous dog that needs to take things slow. She can be skittish and unsure of what is happening around her. After she is sure that a person is safe they quickly become her favorite thing in the whole world. Mindy does better when there are other dogs around at first. She learns a lot about what is happening around her by relying on her canine companions to show her what to do.
Tips and Tidbits: Mindy's birthday is 5/30/20. She is good with cats and smaller dogs.
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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