Miss Dixie is back at SOAR today after completing her one week class at Canine Academy.It was a nice break for Dixie – a little vacation of sorts. As for us, we got some good ideas for practices for our volunteers to consistently follow in their daily interactions with her. Most importantly, though, Dixie was evaluated to have the attributes to be a fine adoption candidate.
So now our search continues for a good adoptive parent candidate for Miss Dixie. I have re-posted here our promotional piece on Dixie from April 17. The assessment coming out of her week at Canine Academy is that she is fine with all dogs – large breed; small breed; in between – contrary to that part of the stipulation in the piece regarding “small animals.” Take a look at the promo…take another look at her Canine Academy videos (April 21, “School Days”). Give us a call @ 457-6340…
Have you met SOAR’s PET OF THE MONTH??
Everyone, please say hello to Dixie, one beautiful girl who would like nothing more than to find a home of her very own. It’s difficult to believe that this energetic sweetheart is 9 years old, but trust us – even though she has mellowed some and enjoys laying in her “hammock” a lot more than she once did, she still has plenty of life left in her. Dixie is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier mix who is very people affectionate: one of her favorite pastimes is to sit in your lap to get brushed; another is doggie massages; and her most favorite is giving lots of kisses!
There are some things, or stipulations, that her future owner must understand. Most important is that Dixie cannot be around small animals (cats or small dogs, rabbits, birds, or guinea pigs). Dixie has interacted with other dogs at the rescue and will probably be OK with another large breed dog and she’d need to have some trial time with them first, of course, but this girl would be most happy just being the one and only fur baby in her fur-ever home.
Dixie is a strong girl and because of this she would most likely be best suited for a young or middle aged single person or middle aged couple with no small children. She walks well on a leash , but when she sees a cat, squirrel, etc., she is still quick and powerful and prone to want to chase. A fenced in yard would be perfect for Dixie – but a comfy sofa is a requirement!
Her adoptive person/couple must agree to attend a training session that will be instructed by a professional trainer and provided by SOAR.
Dixie is a sweetheart, and despite a few “snags” in her past, she is a great dog who really just needs the right person to give her the love, attention, patience and understanding that she deserves to know.
Call Cathy @ 910-457-6340 today if you would like to schedule a time to meet this wonderful girl!