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Met this sweet little girl after work

I'll be honest, Penny's interest in shredding things makes me a little leery of adopting her. She can probably be taught the difference between what she's supposed to shred and what she's not, but how much stuff do I want to go through on the way? ;-) A two-year-old pit shouldn't have any trouble getting adopted, though.

Also available is Jake, the seven-year-old black lab (mix, the SPCA says, but pretty close to pure lab if you ask me). He apparently doesn't get along well with cats or horses, and has trouble with uncontrolled children... but then don't we all?


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acappellasinger From: acappellasinger Date: July 31st, 2013 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, the shredding would be a deal-breaker for me. At the end there she's got the look of "that's fixed, what's next?" With Jake, you might need to give up your equestrian dreams.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: July 31st, 2013 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Might be tough to decide between the two of them! I've got to visit them both again.
ickletarakins From: ickletarakins Date: July 31st, 2013 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Honestly, if she's two, she'll get over the chewing thing pretty quick. Generally a dog will only chew up stuff it's not supposed to because it has separation anxiety, and if you crate the pup when you're not home then you don't have to worry about that at all :) I adopted my dog Wendy when she was about two and the last time she chewed something up was right around the 1 year mark after I adopted her (so she was about 3 at the time, obviously). That was partly our fault for (a) leaving her home out of the crate thinking "she'll be okay for an hour or so" and (b) leaving something that she would want to chew within her reach ;)
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: July 31st, 2013 12:13 pm (UTC) (Link)

I do have a crate, but will hope not to have to use it for very long. If the dog can hang out at home without destroying things, I'd prefer that! Also, obviously need to provide chew toys that are clearly hers.
mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: November 13th, 2015 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)

She totally got over it. :-)
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mhaithaca From: mhaithaca Date: July 31st, 2013 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks. I have a feeling giving her enough to chew on, not to mention enough exercise and attention that she doesn't get bored, will help. Still have to decide between her and Jake, the seven-year-old black lab mix!
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