May I present Aurora? She’s approximately 2 yrs old, with a pit and lab background. She looks like she has a graying muzzle, but it’s just white markings over her mouth.
She looks a little intimidating here, doesn’t she? She is all business.
Turns out that she’s really this solemn when it comes to treats; she’s very food motivated and takes her training very seriously. And I mean, really food motivated- she’s willing to learn anything as long as it involves treats, and even when you don’t have any in your had, she sits and looks at you, waiting to see what you want her to do. I’m teaching her ‘down’, but maybe I’m thinking her next command should be ‘relax.’ She’s not tense or stressed, just very motivated and needs an outlet for her boundless energy.
As well as being mentally energetic, she’s also very physically energetic- she loves to run, fetch her toys, play fetch (though after about 2 throws, she’s like, HEY! WHERE ARE MY TREATS?). I ran with her to convince her to get some exercise, but having another dog with an equal amount of energy will help too. For the record, she gets along with other dogs and would make a nice second dog for your current canine companion.
As if this wasn’t enough, she’s adorably goofy and very affectionate. She may have had a rough past (particularly with men), but she knows when you want to have fun and when things are not appropriate (she did a very good job sitting when I didn’t want her jumping). It was pure pleasure to watch her smile as time went on- she started relaxing a little bit more when I indicated I didn’t want her to do anything, and she enjoyed the ear scratches and bellyrubs I gave her.
She’s also got a little bit of an underbite:
My favorite photos are the ones of Aurora looking up at me- I love the hopeful, curious look that she has here.
I think she enjoyed her time in the sun so much she was ready to take a nap!
If you are interested in Aurora, please come visit her in Kennel 31. For more information, please leave a comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org