Pet of the Week: Stitch needs a forever home!!

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Update (March 11): Stitch has been adopted to a loving family!  Thank you all for all of your help in spreading the word!

Stitch is available for adoption!

Stitch is a 4 month old female, white, American Bulldog. She is already crate trained, doing well on a leash and knows how to sit. She is an intelligent and sweet natured pup. She is now fully house trained, but will still go in her crate overnight. A re-homing fee will apply and will cover the first three Distemper/Parvo vaccines, Rabies vaccine, several dewormings, a microchip, flea prevention, and her future spay at 6 months of age. She is being fostered through a veterinary hospital and her health and progress is being monitored by veterinarians. An adoption application, home check and references will apply.

Her unique story:

Stitch is lucky to be alive. She was injured by her mom when she was born at the shelter. She has a scar by her right hind leg & a broken tail that can be seen in the pictures from being bitten by her mom when she was born! Her leg and tail are completely healed and neither bother her a bit (gives her character). She had to be bottle fed from the start. At 3 weeks of age, she got pneumonia and struggled to stay alive. This darling was such a fighter and is now doing wonderfully! At 4 months of age, she is in great health, super playful and incredibly adorable! She weighs in at 30 pounds already. Her mom was 100 pounds!! Stitch has been socialized with many people, kids, cats and adult dogs. She seems to be developing a really relaxed, mellow personality. She gets playful with stimulation, but then sleeps or lounges around and loves to cuddle with her people and the adult dogs that have become her uncles.

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Things to consider before adopting Stitch:

1. She has some permanent scarring in her lungs that may or may not affect her. She may or may not exhibit some exercise & heat intolerance. She may be more susceptible to respiratory infections. Prior to adopting her, I would send over all of her records to your veterinarian for you to get an opinion on this from them.

2. Her scar on her leg/back will have to have sunscreen put on it daily if her hair does not grow over the scar. Above her nose also needs to have sunscreen applied as white dogs with pink skin are very susceptible to sunburns.

3. She is going to be a very large and strong dog. It would be best for her to be in a home that is able to offer a lot of time, training and socialization. Joining a puppy class would be ideal for her.

To be considered as a forever home for Stitch, please email Tanja at tanjanj@gmail.com and include why you want this breed and what kind of home you can offer her. Thank you for your time.

Veterinarian/Owner of Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic

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