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I have an Adoption Application Pending!
Terrier, Pit Bull
Date of Birth
December 25, 2019
“Hi, I’m Stormi – named because my nose looks like a little raincloud. I came into AARCS care as a transfer from another shelter in the city. Because I was scared for a long time, I was unsure about who to trust. I was not a fan of new people reaching for me and trying to pet me, and some people I would just ignore hoping they would go away. Guess you could say I’m a little “socially awkward”! Once I was at the shelter, I started to build trust through a few people, and then my social circle gradually started to grow. Now, I have many friends, I just have to make sure they let me come to them, and allow me to get to know them on my own terms first! Because I can still be nervous at times, I should only go to an adult home, with people who are patient with me and able to read my body language to know when I’m feeling happy with someone.
In foster, I am the most perfect angel around the home – I am working hard on house training (rarely have any accidents!), don’t chew anything I’m not supposed to (unless my foster sister does it first of course!), sleep through the night, and am learning some manners. I know “sit” and “down”, but that’s all I know so far, as I am working on building confidence right now and that the world is an okay place!
I have done well in foster with another young well socialized female dog. So far, I have been introduced to a few larger sized dogs one at a time and have done well although initially I am a little hesitant if they come on too strong. Right now I like to be around dogs who understand I am still a little awkward, but also try to get me to play! With the right kind of dog, I will do a little bounce, and a spin, and then it’s game time! A home with another well socialized or calm dog my size would be ideal for me. They also would help me feel less alone when you’re gone for the day.
That brings me to my last thing..I can sometimes be vocal when I am left completely alone. However when I am crated next to my foster sister, I can be left for a full workday without more than a peep – but when I am left fully by myself and crated I may bark and whine for a while. How can you blame me? I just don’t want to be left alone one more time. I can go to a home with or without another dog, with the right kind of family who can help me learn it’s ok to be by myself. I have never been destructive, I just make some sad sounds! Because of this, I need a home with a yard. Apartments and condos are too much for me right now! I would love my own house to play in!
My foster mom says I’m the most amazing pup, I just have a bit of work on socialization and catching up to do!
If you are the home to help me grow, apply for me today!” – xo, Stormi
Good with Cats?
NO CATS PLEASE!
Good with Dogs?
Medium to Large Dogs Only
Good with Kids?
NO KIDS PLEASE!
Do I Need Special Care?
Yes, Behavioral Special Needs - Stormi can be fearful of new people, and gets overwhelmed easily with new dogs. He needs slow and positive introductions to both, and a family who can help socialize him at his own speed.