Friday, February 11, 2011


Rosie was living in a Katrina-abandoned mall and a D9 volunteer was feeding her. When we realized that she was extremely pregnant, we trapped her to stop her from running back and forth across 6 lanes of traffic every day. She turned out to be an exceptionally sweet, happy little 45-pound pit mix. All of Rosie's 7 puppies have now been adopted. Rosie is going to be treated for heartworms and then will be ready to start her new life!

About Rosie

Basic info:
  • Breed: pit mix
  • Sex: female
  • Age: adult, about 3 years old
  • Weight: 45 pounds
  • Coat type: short
  • Coloring: black with white
  • Type of intake: abandoned/semi-feral
  • Location: Gentilly Woods
Overall Personality:
  • with adults: extremely friendly
  • with children: excellent
  • with other dogs: very friendly
  • with cats: very friendly
Energy and exercise requirements:
  • Activity level: fairly active
  • Exercise requirements: will need a couple walks every day and/or playtime
  • Good running/jogging partner?: yes
  • Good dog park candidate: yes
  • Good doggy day care candidate: yes

    Behavior in particular situations:

  • in cars: good
  • in the house: good
  • house training: good
  • crate trained?: yes
  • leash trained?: yes
  • in kenneling/boarding situations: does well
  • at the vet: does very well
History of aggressive, possessive, or territorial behavior:
  • ever shown any aggression?: never shown any aggression
  • possessive of food: none
  • possessive of toys: none
  • territorial/protective of house/yard: none
More detailed behavior with other dogs:
  • play style: pretty rough
  • over all: very friendly
  • dominance level: fairly submissive
  • any behavioral issues with other dogs: too playful for inactive/shy dogs

More detailed behavior with cats:
  • chases cats?: yes, if they run
  • aggressive towards cats?: no
  • playful with cats?: yes
  • rough with cats?: not really
  • current health conditions: being treated for heartworms
  • long-term health concerns: none
Training/behavioral issues:
  • behavioral issues: none
  • areas of training that need work: none
  • chews on inappropriate objects?: no
  • digs in the yard?: no
  • pulls on leash?: not much
  • jumps up on people?: sometimes, but working on it!
  • mouths/nips at people?: no
  • urinates/marks things?: no
Any special adoption criteria: none

Please contact for more information or call 504.222.3686.