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I have an Adoption Application Pending!
Terrier, Pit Bull/Mix
Date of Birth
December 21, 2018
Hollihocks, or Holly for short, is a very lovely dog who clearly had a pretty tough life before being rescued. She has a bit of a crooked grin, likely the result of a previous trauma and quite a few scars on her body. None of this seems to have altered her playful and fun loving personality though! She is full of life and ready to play, jump and run. When she first came to us, Holly didn’t know the difference between the road and sidewalk. She was equal parts terrified and excited by car, trucks and buses. These days, she walks pretty well on leash and is very happy when when she hears the word “walk.”
Holly is a bit reactive to other dogs, but we think this is probably more fear than anything else, as she had to take care of herself and stay safe when she was alone. After settling in, she is much more confident and happy. She became friends with our family dog and now shares the walks, pets, toys, and treats! Holly has a lot of energy! She is goofy and likes to zoom around to blow off steam. She loves a good tummy rub (or any rub really – she is like a cat and will head butt for attention, lol). She was nervous of the vacuum and other unfamiliar sounds at first, but now doesn’t mind them at all. The key with Holly is to provide reassurance and give her lots of time to get used to new things.
Holly is AMAZING in her kennel. She doesn’t make a peep. She is house trained and will scratch at the door to go out (we do pay attention to her signs and respond quickly). She likes to hold it for a long time – which just seems to be her normal. We would not recommend taking Holly off leash. She is very friendly and would likely take off to go visit anyone she sees. She is responsive on her harness and is getting better and better all the time at walking in a straight line instead of a zig zag.
Holly adores kids and gets very excited to play. She can get carried away sometimes, but we’ve been working on teaching her not to jump up. She wants to please the people she’s bonded to. She enjoys food and treats (especially a peanut butter filled Kong). Keeping her fit and feeding her the right amount will be important for her health long term. We have chosen to keep her off the furniture and to not share any people food. This works well with her.
Holly is a wonderful dog that deserves an equally wonderful forever home. Her new family should be patient, kind, active, and affectionate.
Holly is a gem! Snap her up quick before someone else does! Bouncy LOVE BUG looking for a home!
Good with Cats?
Not tested with Cats
Good with Dogs?
Only tested with Smaller Breed Dogs
Good with Kids?
Yes, Good with Kids
Do I Need Special Care?
Yes, Behavioral Special Needs - Hollihocks is reactive to other dogs initially, but if introduced slowly she has shown that she is friendly and playful.