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Adopt Diva

Female Adult Pit Bull Terrier

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Humane Society Silicon Valley

About Diva

Diva Personality: Diva can be shy and uncomfortable with people she doesn't know, and may bark at unfamiliar people, but mostly tends to move away when unsure. She's shown fear toward toddlers, and may do best with older children. If she's given space and time to warm up, she relaxes quickly and is interested in interacting. She's a very affectionate dog with those she knows, and loves to snuggle. She loves to fetch and has already proven to be a great jogging partner. History: Diva was transferred to HSSV from a shelter in San Francisco. That shelter described Diva as a lovely dog who loves to play fetch and already has basic manners and an eagerness to please. Dog Skills: Diva regularly participates in playgroups and enjoys wrestling and chasing with other social dogs. She is tolerant of rowdy and forward dogs and is appropriate in correcting them if they are over the top with her. Cat Skills: Diva has been observed to focus in on cats while in our environment. Leash Skills: Diva pulls on leash, and benefits from appropriate walking equipment, such as a harness. Primary Color: Brown Brindle Secondary Color: White Weight: 60.2 Age: 3yrs 2mths 1wks

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Name
Diva
Age
Adult
Gender
Female
Size
Large
Shots up to date
Not Sure
Ok with kids
Not Sure
Housetrained
NO
Hypoallergenic
Not Sure
Spayed / Neutered
YES
Ok with dogs
Not Sure
Ok with cats
Not Sure
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Abby

Terrier (Unknown Type, Small)

Personality: Abby is a sweet, easy girl who loves to meet new people and prefers to spend time with them whenever possible. She is house... show more

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Ariel

Great Dane

Personality: Sweet, clumsy, goofy Ariel is a puppy in a big dog body - but with better manners. She's super smart, and thanks to the hel... show more

Personality: Sweet, clumsy, goofy Ariel is a puppy in a big dog body - but with better manners. She's super smart, and thanks to the help of her foster family, is well-trained - she knows sit, shake, down, and stay! She's even learned that when the alarm goes off in the morning, it's time for her walk. Ariel's first favorite thing is playing tug, and her second favorite thing is meeting new people and then cuddling on the couch with them. Ariel is housetrained, eager to learn and has been great at staying alone.History: Ariel came to us from another shelter. She was stressed in our shelter, so she has been spending time in foster homes to help her thrive.Dog Skills: Ariel has shown to be conflicted about dogs. She can be nervous around forward dogs, intolerant of rowdy behavior/play and unsure how to interact with more insecure dogs! To make matters more exciting, she has successfully met and interacted with dogs on leash and has shown that she can be, in fact very playful and social with some dogs as well. This is why we love Ariel so much. She is like an onion - she continues to surprise and confound us with the deep well that is this sweet girl. And, since we cannot determine exactly what triggers Ariel's intolerance of some dogs but not others, she should be an only dog at this time. Cat Skills: We do not have a history of Ariel living with cats, but her fosters have noted that she will try to chase them while out on walks. Leash Skills: Ariel is very strong, and will need guidance to help redirect her away from dogs while on walks. She can sometimes become tentative with lots of environmental noises or activity, and focuses really well on her handler when positive reinforcement is used to help encourage her to be brave.Medical: Ariel has a few medical issues, and some will need ongoing care. She has a partial ligament injury in her right knee, which has resolved, but she may develop arthritis in this knee in the future.The long bones in Ariel's knees are prone to inflammation, and it can be painful for her to walk. Most recently, it caused lameness in her front right leg, which is now resolving with exercise restrictions, pain management, and time.Ariel also suffered from allergies in and around her ears when she arrived. We treated her with medication and a bland diet, and her allergies have resolved! If her allergies come back, her new family may need to treat them in a similar way, and we can provide more information about this!Questionnaire Primary Color: Brown Brindle Secondary Color: White Weight: 83 Age: 1yrs 10mths 3wks show less