Hi, I’m Gwendolyn, a mostly white-with-brown-patches female pit bull mix, and I’m around 2 years old. The volunteer taking the pictures thought it was time I talked for myself, since I can be a little shy and cautious.
Because I’ve been at the shelter for a while, I didn’t know what to expect of people. I didn’t know if I was going to be treated well or not. But lately, I’ve been moved to a part of the shelter where there are more people, and they pass by and look at me and sometimes they even take me outside so I can enjoy the sunshine and do my business. And sometimes these same people pet me and I’ve discovered since then that it feels really good, especially on my belly!
Sometimes I even move/lean just so my belly can get rubbed. I adore bellyrubs- they feel so good, they make me feel relaxed and safe, and it just feels right.
Okay…my volunteer says I need to get out of the belly rub stupor to talk about other things that I like to do. Let’s see. I like treats, and I know ‘sit’. My volunteer says I have an extremely gentle mouth for a big dog and that I accept treats so much more gracefully than some dogs she’s worked with.
So some other things- I try very very hard to please- I won’t always know what you’re telling me to do, but I can promise you I’m going to try my best. I like toys, especially balls, and other dogs are fun to be with. I don’t play too hard, but I will play if someone wants to. I am, however, a little sensitive and if you are ever angry or disappointed with me I will feel that and it makes me very sad. I just want you to love me for who I am and trust that I am doing my best.
So if you are kind, gentle, and patient, I would love to come live with you and be part of your family. And if you are interested in me, please visit Kennel 36 and ask to interact with me- I’ll do my best to impress you.
For more information on Gwendolyn, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below.
Update: here’s a video of Gwendolyn if you want to see her wonderful ‘sit’ and affection.