CUDDLY + ATTENTIVE + COOPERATIVE
AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE CROSSBREED
Life in a city/apartment : OK (WITH MUZZLE)
Home without an exterior : OK
Contact with other dogs : ?
Life with cats : ?
Contact with children : ?
Need for daily exercise : HIGH
Health : GOOD
Trauma : NO
Special needs : PPP LICENCE
History : Our sweet Nora is an American Staffordshire Terrier who was abandoned near the shelter, tied to a fence. She was accidentally discovered there by one of our employees. No one knows how long the poor thing had to endure in these conditions: unable to move, without water and without food. Nora was very overwhelmed by the situation. She was scared and didn’t understand why her owner had left her there alone, that’s why she just wanted to protect herself and barked at everyone who came near her. After some time, with a lot of patience and the support of a trainer, we finally managed to free Nora from the fence and take her to the animal shelter. It seemed that the world had collapsed for Nora. She felt very insecure and she did not understand the situation she was in. The first days, she needed rest, time and understanding, and she did not want anyone to enter her room. However, after a few days, when Nora realized that we only wanted to help her and that we would give her the time she needed to feel safe, she opened up to us quickly. One morning, one of our volunteers squatted in front of her cage and fed her. She wagged her tail, and at that point, our volunteer decided to see if she would let her in. Sure enough, Nora let them in. Our volunteer began to speak to her and Nora allowed herself to be caressed for the first time. It was a very exciting moment. From that day on, the ice was broken. Nora started to open up more and more and now she shows more and more who she really is.
Personality : Nora is a sweet, affectionate and attentive dog who really likes human contact. She was definitely trained in her previous life, because she obeys basic commands like sit or give a paw. If you want to put the harness on her to take her out for a walk, she sits down and behaves very well. She loves to play and just be in touch and communicate with people. That’s why we would love it if she could leave the shelter for a good home. When we take her out for a walk, she pulls a little on the leash at first. However, after a while, she relaxes and walks across the field with her human. Since Nora hasn’t been in the kennel very long, we haven’t yet tested her direct contact with other dogs. However, from how she behaves with other dogs through the fence or on leash walks, we believe that she has been in contact with other dogs, as up to now she has been curious and friendly. As soon as we have put Nora in direct contact with other dogs, we will update her profile.
We’re looking for : For Nora, we want people who have experience with dogs and who know how to give her security and guidance in a positive and friendly way. We believe that Nora will bond with her new family very quickly and that she will undoubtedly be a faithful companion for life. Nora would love to find sporty owners who would go for a run or bike ride with her. She would also be ideal for people who like to take long walks in nature and have adventures here and there in a rural environment. We are sure that if Nora exercises both physically and mentally, she will be a calm and peaceful dog at home. We know this because after going for a walk from the shelter, she loves to lie in the sun and fall asleep. Since Nora is a PPP dog, the family that adopts her needs to have a license. The process is not complicated and for Nora it is totally worth applying for this license. If you have any questions, we are at your disposal. Have you already fallen in love with our Nora? If so, contact us so that we can soon change the cold cement floor of the shelter for a warm bed. Thank you very much!
All animals available for adoption have a microchip and passport. They have been tested for common diseases (Leishmania for dogs, FeLV and FIP for cats). Adult animals are fully vaccinated and castrated.
* Until complete adaptation, adult supervision with small children is essential.