Animal ID: APA-A-56574
Adoption Fee: $25.00
Sex: F
Looks Like: Terrier, American Pit Bull
Current Weight: 50 pounds
Date of Birth: 2016-01-05
Age: 2 years, 9 months
Other Info: CGC Trainee
Location: In Foster
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Dog Score: 3 - Has had mixed notes about interacting with dogs in the shelter or at home. A candidate to live with other dogs.
Cat Score: 5 - Has lived with cats successfully.
Child Score: 2 - Could potentially live with older children.
Home Alone Score: 4 - Has been left home alone somewhat successfully

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You'll love this spring flower! Fleur is now living in an APA foster home and is making a big impression with her playful nature and intelligence. Fleur was found as a stray by a good samaritan and transferred to APA!, where she quickly became a volunteer and staff favorite and got along well in playgroup with the other shelter dogs. With proper introductions, Fleur warms up quickly to new dogs and is getting along famously with her foster doggie siblings. They all share toys, run around the yard and play together. Fleur has a rowdy play style so would do best with a well-matched doggie sibling.

Fleur has been a very good house guest: she learned the house rules quickly, ignores her foster's two cats, and is completely crate-trained. She walks great on a leash and doesn't pull or react to other dogs or cats in the neighborhood. She loves all toys and is super treat-motivated, which makes training easy and fun. Nylabones and squeakies are her favorites, but she also loves to fetch tennis balls. Fleur also figured out a puzzle feeder ball VERY fast, so she might be a secret genius.

Fleur follows her foster mom around the house while she does chores like a quiet little shadow and lays calmly at her feet when she works on the computer. And she likes to lay ON her foster mom's feet while she's cooking in the kitchen, politely hoping she'll drop a scrap. Fleur likes to spoon her dog sisters and her people on the couch and very gently mouths their ears and face while cuddling.

Fleur does have two medical issues that are being managed in her foster home: urinary incontinence and a leg limp, neither of which seem to bother her or impact her quality of life. She is completely house-trained but has a congenital condition called ectopic ureters that causes her to dribble urine. Fortunately, this condition is treatable and the nice people at APA! are coordinating the procedure she needs to correct it. In the meantime, Fleur's foster parents happily report that the urinary incontinence is easy to manage in the home with diapers and crating. Fleur's limp is the result of an old femur fracture that healed incorrectly, but it doesn't affect her much - she plays, runs, and walks on a leash normally. In fact, Fleur is a very athletic girl and loves jogging and roller-blading with her foster parents!

Beautiful, cuddly, super playful and high energy (and a little clumsy and oafish) Fleur is learning quickly to be a great dog and would do well with a family that is comfortable teaching her the rules of the house. With some consistency and leadership, Fleur should really bloom. Come meet this sweet girl!

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