Mona

  • AARCS ID# A36583231
  • Female
  • Breed: Terrier, Pit Bull/Mixed
  • Puppy
  • Est. DOB: 8/8/2017
  • Size: Medium
  • Located in Calgary

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    Photos courtesy of Debby Herold Photography

    My, oh my! Would you just look at this cute little mug! Meet Miss Mona!

    This little gal was born in AARCS care but was very tiny and not getting enough from her mother, she had to be removed from the litter and bottle fed. Because Mona was the smallest of her litter, we believe that she is a bit under-developed compared to her siblings, she can be pretty clumsy at times and has a bit of a noodle-brain ;). Her back end can be a bit wobbly as if her brain isn’t communicating fast enough to her back legs — but that doesn’t slow her down! This goofy girl is such a character and we are confident she will find the right fit!

    She is currently in the foster home with both dogs and cats with no issues. She plays well with her doggie pals but sometimes all she really wants to do is play with all the toys!!! And when I say all the toys, I really mean ALL OF THEM! She just loves them so much that sometimes she doesn’t like to share, but she’s working on it. Mona has really taken to playing FETCH! She will even bring it back…for the most part! She also likes to play the “keep-away” game too!

    All-in-all she is your typical bouncy, hyperactive puppy who would enjoy an active home who will help her with socialization and basic training. She listens very well and has mastered SIT! However, she is still learning new commands such as STAY ;), she just gets so excited and wants to smother you with kisses, if you’ll let her!

    She is still very young and does mouth a bit when over-stimulated, this is something we are working on as well with Mona and letting out a loud OUCH tends to work well! Then she goes back to hundreds of kisses…all over yo’ face! ❤️

    Please note that Mona is looking for an experienced Adopter who is willing to work with her on boundaries with both food and her toys. She gets VERY excitable and can be nervous when strangers pick her up or handle her unexpectedly.

    You won’t regret applying for this lovely lady! She has so much love to give and the biggest snuggle-bug you could ask for. Think you got what it takes to be Mona’s special someone? Apply today!

    • AARCS_cat
      Good with Cats?
      Yes, Good with Cats
    • AARCS_dog
      Good with Dogs?
      Yes, Good with Dogs. Mona would be best suited in a home with another active and confident canine.
    • AARCS_KidTested
      Good with Kids?
      No young kids please.
    • AARCS_SpecialNeeds
      Does this Animal have Special Needs?
      Yes, Mona was the runt of her litter and has shown some signs of neurological impairments. They are very slight, but can be noticable with her eye-sight and her back legs.

      She gets around quite well but struggles a little bit with depth perception. Mona does well if she knows the environment where she is in and tends to adjust quickly.

      We suspect that Mona has food allergies and is currently on a fish based diet which is working well.