Owner’s Name:Aaron Bruce & Jenna Slutzky
Pet’s Name: Rosie
Rosie is an amazingly special girl. She's an athlete- who can catch a frisbee/ball mid-air, LOVES to tug & you should see her with a flirt pole! She catches on to new behaviors in wicked fast time and is highly food, toy and environmentally motivated. She understands: sit, down, shake, drop, wait, stay, spin, twirl, roll over, through (go between my legs), weave (weave between my legs). It should also be highlighted that she is such an incredible cuddler and is just as content spooning you on the couch as she is to go on an adventure. You'll never need your weighted blanket ever again.
Breed: Mixed -Pit/Staffy mix
Date of Birth: April 13, 2016
Re-Home Fee: $75.00
Reason for re-homing:
Unfortunately this past year has been incredibly challenging for our entire household. After our home flooded in March 2021, we ended up having to move 4 times in 6 months. With each move, Rosie seemed to have an increasingly strained relationship with our two other dogs. What started out as relatively predictable resource guarding has escalated to unpredictable attacks towards both of our other dogs if we are all in the same room. None have resulted in a vet visit as we are always there to intervene and there has never been any aggressive behavior towards people, but it is becoming increasingly clear that no one in this home is feeling as safe and happy as they could be.
She has seen the veterinarian within the last 2 months to eliminate a medical justification for her shift in behavior (full blood panel, physical exam, urinalysis and fecal) and they prescribed her fluoxetine which she is currently taking but without significant changes.
Aside from her inner-household dog:dog aggression it should also be noted that Rosie is reactive toward other dogs on leash along with wheeled things (from bicycles to vehicles). Truthfully, we never tackled these because she has lived an enriching and fulfilling life through not only our large back yard and indoor enrichment, but also hiking and sniffspot visits. So if standard walks through your neighborhood are an activity you're wanting to enjoy - this is something she'll need some additional coaching with.
Rosie rides well in the car (though she does get excited on the way out and may give ya the good ol staffy chirps & screams (what we call her turkey call)). She is also acclimated to wearing a muzzle for any public outings you take where dogs may be present in the environment. She is house trained, but not crate trained and does well with free roaming rooms/the home as long as the environment is appropriately managed.
Rosie will be most successful in a home without other dogs or cats (she is generally not animal-friendly) with the safety of a fully fenced in yard and with someone who will be patient as she enters this new chapter in her life. Rosie and her future adopter will also have training support to assist with her transition virtually or in-person.
Spayed or Neutered: Yes
Current on Vaccines: Yes
Pet Friendly: No
Child Friendly: Unsure