Friday, February 11, 2011


Matilda was found by a Dogs of the 9th Ward volunteer running stray on Canal Street. She was a bit underweight and had mild demodex mange (which she is still being treated for) but was so sweet and gentle that we couldn't leave her there. Matilda is an awesome girl who really loves all people, other dogs, and even cats! She is doing extremely well at learning how to be an indoor dog and she is really very well-behaved. Matilda is a young, active girl so she'll do best with an active family or another active dog to play with.

About Matilda

Basic info:
  • Breed: pit
  • Sex: female
  • Age: young adult, about 1 year old
  • Weight: 50 pounds
  • Coat type: short
  • Coloring: red brindle
  • Type of intake: stray
  • Location: Canal Street/mid city
Overall Personality:
  • with adults: extremely friendly
  • with children: unknown, but expected to be great
  • with other dogs: great
  • with cats: good
Energy and exercise requirements:
  • Activity level: active to very active
  • Exercise requirements: will need a couple walks every day and/or playtime
  • Good running/jogging partner?: yes, excellent
  • Good dog park candidate: yes, excellent
  • Good doggy day care candidate: yes, excellent

    Behavior in particular situations:

  • in cars: good
  • in the house: good, occasionally chews
  • house training: house trained
  • crate trained?: yes
  • leash trained?: yes
  • in kenneling/boarding situations: unknown
  • at the vet: does well
History of aggressive, possessive, or territorial behavior:
  • ever shown any aggression?: never shown any aggression
  • possessive of food: no
  • possessive of toys: no
  • territorial/protective of house/yard: no
More detailed behavior with other dogs:
  • play style: moderately rough
  • over all: friendly
  • dominance level: fairly submissive
  • any behavioral issues with other dogs: none
More detailed behavior with cats:
  • chases cats?: no
  • aggressive towards cats?: no
  • playful with cats?: not really
  • rough with cats?: no
  • current health conditions: mild demodex mange (not contagious)
  • long-term health concerns: None
Training/behavioral issues:
  • behavioral issues: none
  • areas of training that need work: still puppyish at will get into things if allowed to
  • chews on inappropriate objects?: sometimes
  • digs in the yard?: unknown
  • pulls on leash?: no
  • jumps up on people?: not uch
  • mouths/nips at people?: no
  • urinates/marks things?: no
Any special adoption criteria: none

Please contact for more information or call 504.222.3686.