This is Cookie! She is a one year old spayed female pit mix. We're not totally sure what she's mixed with - our best guesses are Dane or Dobie - she is too tall to be all pit. Whatever she is, she is one good looking dog. She is one of my personal favorites at the shelter. As a big black dog with cropped ears, she gets passed over because she looks really intimidating. She is actually a sweetheart and a ton of fun.
Cookie is very athletic and confident. We took her on some agility obstacles and she loved them - no hesitation with tunnels, ramps, or jumps. She will do them just for her own sake - no need for a treat. She loves toys and tennis balls, but is not possessive. With her build and motivation I think she would be awesome at dog sports.
She is pretty good to handle. She is fine on the leash and has no issues entering or exiting the kennel. Off leash she does get riled up and will jump up and get mouthy, which can intimidate a lot of our volunteers at the shelter, because she is a big girl. She will usually stop with a verbal correction. She knows "sit" pretty reliably. She does not seem to have a high prey drive (has tested ok with cats on several occasions) and is polite with other dogs. We don't allow much dog socialization in the shelter (don't want to spread illnesses) but has done well on all her dog meets.
She is not as "soft" as a lot of pits and is not a big attention hog. She likes people but is equally content doing her own thing. She was a cruelty case, and I don't think she's ever had that opportunity to really bond with someone. My co-worker and I are trying to spend a lot of time with her (lunch breaks and after work) to help her open up some more. She has a TON of potential and is just waiting for someone to help her bring it out. I do worry about her - she's been at the shelter for months and needs to get out sooner rather than later. She's available for adoption, foster, or rescue. Reply to this thread or email me if you're interested! Out of state is OK, if you can come get her
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