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Name: Suki **Courtesy Listing**
Status: Available for Adoption
Please Note: This animal is listed as a courtesy to another organization. Please be sure to contact the foster/caretaker for more information about her.
Species: Dog
Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Sex: Female
Current Size: 100 Pounds
General Potential Size: Medium
Current Age: 1 Year 10 Months (best estimate)
Activity Level: Moderately Active
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Only
Good with Dogs: No
Declawed: No
Housetrained: Yes
Description:

Suki is a sweet 3 y/o 50-lb pitbull with a lot of love to give. I adopted her from the San Diego Humane Society a couple months ago and sadly am looking to rehome her because my living situation is not compatible with her needs, and I can no longer afford to take care of her. She was found on the street by a good samaritan, so there is very little background on her.
Suki is...
- Spayed
- Up to date on vaccines (I have all the paperwork)
- Super friendly and loveable with humans
- Very smart - she learns new skills/tricks quickly and loves to learn.
- A cuddler!
- Obedient, for the most part (i.e. she stays off furniture, comes when called, listens when told to leave something alone.
- Potty-trained. I live in an apartment so she goes potty when we go on walks.
- Crate-trained - Suki feels comfortable in her crate to sleep and nap in. She can still get anxious after about 1 hour in there, so it still needs some work but is well on the way.
- Non-destructive. Suki does not chew or destroy anything, even when left home alone.
- Knows many commands, including but not limited to: Sit, Wait (same as stay), Come, Lay Down, Step Step (step into the harness), Easy Easy (same as heel), Whisper (no bark), Leave it, Turn turn (turn around while on a walk), Drop it (when playing fetch)
- A bit anxious, and this is where a new home comes in: Suki has some separation anxiety, so she needs to continue being trained to be comfortable without her owner and home alone. She can remain crated which helps with this, and training is ongoing. Suki is dog reactive - We do not know about Suki's past, but she is reactive towards other dogs. While she has improved and often will walk away from dogs when directed to, she will still sometimes be overwhelmed and bark while lunging at a dog. She is always leashed, but she can pull and is very strong, so needs to be held well. I feel confident that she can be trained to get over this reactivity (we are taking training classes now, which an adopter could take over if still ongoing at adoption), however, I don't have the time/resources/right location to give her the full care that she needs. I have begun to try socializing Suki slowly, and she is curious about dogs but also tense and potentially aggressive, so she is only doing so with a muzzle on moving forward (to protect other dogs from bites).

Ideally, Suki will go to a home with a person or family who has the time and willingness to ensure Suki is comfortable and knows she's safe, and to continue her dog reactivity training. She would do great in a house with a yard so she does not run into dogs every time she leaves home, however, if you live in an apartment and work from home or are home often, that would work great as well! I really believe she can be the perfect dog for someone.

If you have any questions or are interested in Suki, please contact Karyssa via text at  520-971-7153 or email domingok21@up.edu.

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