Friday, February 11, 2011


Mercy is pending adoption!

Mercy was found in the abandoned Press Park complex in the Desire Area of the 9th Ward. She was scared, had a severe case of demodex and a skin infection, and was underweight. She warmed up to her new life immediately and is now a happy girl -- and her hair is almost entirely grown back in! Mercy is heartworm negative and has now been fully vetted. She loves other dogs and is fine with cats. She is only just one year old and still very playful and puppy-like, so she'll need a family with time to work on manners. Mercy is a very, very small pit mix girl, weighing in at only about 35lbs!

About Mercy

Basic info:
  • Breed: pit mix
  • Sex: female
  • Age: young adult, about 1 year old
  • Weight: 35 pounds
  • Coat type: short
  • Coloring: white with brindle spots
  • Type of intake: stray (abuse/neglect)
  • Location: Desire Area
Overall Personality:
  • with adults: extremely friendly
  • with children: excellent
  • 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
  • house training: working hard!
  • crate trained?: working hard!
  • leash trained?: yes
  • in kenneling/boarding situations: does well
  • at the vet: does extremely 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: 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: Still being treated for 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?: no
  • pulls on leash?: no
  • jumps up on people?: yes -- she's small but very springy!
  • mouths/nips at people?: occasionally, but getting much better
  • urinates/marks things?: no
Any special adoption criteria: none

Please contact for more information or call 504.222.3686.