Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Puppy, Socializing, Obedience
Posted October 13, 2016
When I began fostering Jo for the local Pitbull rescue, I intended it to be short-term. Within a month I knew I would be adopting her. She is the most affectionate and happy dog I've ever known, despite her first seven years of life being full of turmoil.
Cons - she pulls on the leash, sheds fine black hairs (this eases up considerably when she is brushed well), and gets overexcited about meeting new dogs. We are working on the first and last con :).
Jo barks like crazy if a stranger comes to the door, but if we hush her or she realizes it is a friend, she quiets down immediately. If that person comes inside, he/she will soon find themselves being smothered with attention. Jo loves to kiss, get cuddles, and if you'll let her - sit right on your lap.
She is now around nine years old, so she does like to spend a good chunk of the day napping. Were it not for the naps and the grey in her muzzle, you'd never know this energetic dog was entering her senior years.
I had never owned one of the "bully breeds" before adopting Jo, and now I don't think I'll ever own another kind. Getting greeted with her enthusiasm is one of the highlights of my day.