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My Husband and I are currently housing a foster dog. She a Staffordshire Bull-Terrier, approximately 6 years old. She is from Riverside, CA, she came in as a stray in November to the shelter, and was set to be euthanized December 30th! A private donor of ours found her on death row on the shelter's page on Facebook, and has since paid to get her out of the shelter, get her fixed, last minute surgeries and transported up here to SLO! She has also paid for trips to the vet, her food, and a couple of supplements to help her gain weight and keep her healthy. The photos I received of her prior to getting her did not prepare us for how terrible of condition she actually was! I picked her up last week and she was Skin and BONES! She had ZERO FAT on her body, it is obvious she has been bred her whole life (unfortunately), also it is obvious she'd been an outside dog on a chain her whole life as she has a permanent scar around her neck from chord that was WAY too tight, and also has calluses on her on elbows and knees from laying on hard surfaces for long amounts of time. This little lady has been through ALOT!
• She needs to be an only pet as she gets defensive about her food around other animals (which is something we have been training her on and she is doing much better day by day, but rather mitigate any chances of conflict.). Rose has been through hell and back and deserves a family all to herself! Its also worth noting that this will effect your ability to take her to dog parks as they usually have standing water for the dogs and we have observed that is not a good situation for her. Preferably she gets play mates that you can trust and control the environment (make sure they are not around food or water).
• Plays well and is polite with dogs her size and bigger, for some reason little dogs lunge at her, from what I can tell it is because her play energy is very forward and it intimidates small dogs.
She is house trained, good with baths! She does amazing, just stands there, and now she is so soft!
We just found out that she has type 1 diabetes, needing two shots of insulin a day, therefore she is on a special plant-based diet that she needs to stay on, as it is the only kind that doesn't upset her stomach and a plant based diet has proven to reduce and remove the diabetes from the body. You can only purchase it online, but it gets sent straight to your door so thats a nice bonus! We will send some home with her when she leaves till you can order some more for her!
She is currently on an inexpensive medication for dry eyes that get goopy, which has been getting progressively better since she has become more hydrated. We assume as she becomes fully nourished and back to health her eyes will naturally get better.
low to medium energy Staffy! This means she thrives on about 1-3 miles of exercise a day which is very little for her breed which usually demands 5-15 miles a day.
I'm willing to come over often and help train and continue rehabilitating her from her horrendous past life!
We will be doing a home-check and have a foster transfer form that gives you ownership and lets you know that if there is ever an issue we would like to take her back into our care so she never has to end up in a shelter ever again. We want to make sure that whoever gets Rosie in their life understands the responsibility of having her. Rehoming fee does apply, can be negotiated, which is strictly to reinforce the value of your decision of bringing Rosie into your life.
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