Sunday, July 10, 2011


Darla was found by a Dogs of the 9th Ward volunteer near the interstate in Gentilly. She was scared, emaciated, and absolutely crawling with fleas. Darla had recently had puppies, but there were no puppies around when she was rescued.

Darla has turned into a total love. She adores people and is happy around other animals. She's been boarding at the vet where she's a huge staff favorite. She is dominant with other dogs, but very friendly. Darla is a beautifl two-year-old blue pit bull who will make some lucky family extremely happy.

About Darla

Basic info:
  • Breed: pit bull
  • Sex: female
  • Age: adult 2 years
  • Weight: 60lbs
  • Coat type: short
  • Coloring: blue
  • Type of intake: abandoned/abused
  • Location: Gentilly

Overall Personality:
  • with adults: extremely friendly, loves everyone
  • with children: unknown
  • with other dogs: very friendly but dominant
  • with cats: unknown
Energy and exercise requirements:
  • Activity level: medium-high
  • Exercise requirements: will need a couple good walks and/or some intense play time
  • Good running/jogging partner?: yes, excellent
  • Good dog park candidate: Maybe, with proper supervision
  • Good doggy day care candidate: Probably not
Behavioral in certain situations:
  • in cars: rides well
  • in the house: hasn't come to foster care yet, so not sure
  • house training: doing well
  • crate trained?: yes
  • leash trained?: needs work (pulls on leash)
  • in kenneling/boarding situations: does well
  • at the vet: extremely friendly and well-behaved
History of aggressive, possessive, or territorial behavior:
  • ever shown any aggression?: some aggression towards dogs
  • possessive of food: no
  • possessive of toys: no
  • territorial/protective of house/yard: no
More detailed behavior with other dogs:
  • play style: unknown (updates to come)
  • dominance level: high
  • any behavioral issues with other dogs: dominance
More detailed behavior with cats:
  • chases cats?: unknown (updates to come)
  • aggressive towards cats?: unknown
  • playful with cats?: unknown
  • rough with cats?: unknown

  • current health conditions: heartworms (which we will be treating her for), underwight
  • long-term health concerns: none
Training/behavioral issues:
  • behavioral issues: pulling on leash, dog dominance
  • areas of training that need work: walking on leash
  • chews on inappropriate objects?: unknown (will provided updates)
  • digs in the yard?: unknown (will update)
  • pulls on leash?: yes
  • jumps up on people?: yes, not excessively
  • mouths/nips at people?: no
  • urinates/marks things?: no
Any special adoption criteria: We would prefer to adopt Darla to a home with no other female dogs. Pit or similar breed experience is preferred.

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