Acquired: Rescue / shelter organization
Training: Crate, Obedience
Broadway, Virginia, United States
Posted January 12, 2019
We rescued Pitunia from a local shelter in 2014. She is one of the sweetest dogs I've ever had. She has been the perfect companion for our 9 year-old daughter, who originally came to our home at 7 years-old as a foster child. Pitunia is very sensitive to her emotional state and sleeps with her every night. She also goes to school with her weekly to meet and greet the other kids coming off the bus!
Although "pit bulls" are not really a breed of dog, many dogs, like Pitunia, exhibiting certain physical charactersitics are placed in this "type." Because of this, experiences and personalities will vary greatly. Pitunia has proven to be a good ambassador for her type of dog, although, she can be dog-reactive. I am careful to maintain control of her when we are out in parks where other dogs are. We have gone through obedience classes and she has done well. I would like to get her 'Good Citizen' certification or maybe certify her as a therapy dog, especially since she does so well with children.