The Furever Project
Hands helping paws find their furever homes in the Virginia, Maryland and DC areas
Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) : : Female : : Young : : Medium
Everyone that meets Nina gets lost in her beautiful, captivating eyes! If her eyes don’t get you, her beautiful coloring will.
Nina had a rough start in life. She was dropped at a local shelter after she tested positive for parvo. Unfortunately, while not needed, she was kept in isolation at the shelter for several months. Basically, what this means is Nina’s social skills are running about 4-months behind. She will need someone who understands her and is patient.
Nina has two sides. “Cuddle bug” Nina and “wild child” Nina. Which Nina you get depends on the amount of exercise she’s had. We feel Nina will be most successful in an active home where she will get daily walks, ball playing, or other similar type exercise. We think Nina could excel at agility. Once Nina has had her morning exercise, cuddle bug Nina comes out.
In Nina’s foster home she lives with a doggy foster brother and sister. She can be a little nervous meeting new dogs until proper introductions so to help Nina’s comfort level when meeting new dogs, slow introductions are best to ensure success.
Nina does love the great outdoors. With patience and training, she could excel participating in high-energy activities such as hiking, backpacking, jogging, bike riding, trick training, and playing frisbee. We think Nina will make an all-around great outdoor companion. If you’re not a high-level energy activity person, walks and ball playing will give Nina what she needs as far as exercise.
Nina loves meeting new people and does well in most social situations. She has successfully been around children and has done well with them. However, because Nina is still very young and has “over the top” moments of excitement (before exercising), we do recommend older children who are steady on their feet and not prone to being knocked down by excited doggy behavior.
Nina is absolutely awesome in the car. She would make a great co-pilot and travel partner and, temperatures permitting, she would love to keep you company while running errands around town.
Of all that is not enough, Nina is completely potty, and crate trained!
Nina will not do well with cats.
More about Nina
Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Does Good in the Car, Cratetrained, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent
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