Adoptable Pittie of the Week: Sonja

2 Jan

Presenting the first Adoptable of 2012: Sonja from Zani’s Furry Friends!

From her foster mom:

“Pictures can not do her justice! Sonja is a gorgeous, sweet and silly 2 1/2 year old American Staffy/Pit bull mix. She is medium size weighing in at about 55 pounds. Sonja is up to date on all her shots and spayed. She knows her basic commands (sit, stay, down, leave it, drop it). Sonja can also give paw, balance treats on her snout and give hugs! She is housebroken as well.

She’s a city girl, currently living comfortably in a small one bedroom apartment but she definitely loves the outdoors. Sonja loves going to the park, sniffing every tree she can and rolling around in the grass. She’s an athletic girl and can handle going on long hikes or jogs. Sonja’s good on the leash and really is a pleasure to walk. Indoors, she is pretty low key preferring to spend time cuddling with us on the couch or entertaining herself with her toys if we’re busy.

If I had to pick one word to describe her personality it would be cuddlebug. While she may look big and tough with her stocky frame and cropped ears, this girl is a total mush. She loves to be handled and fussed over. She is truly an overgrown lap dog, seizing every opportunity to be next to us and soak up our attention. Pick her up, pull her onto your lap, roll her over, this girl doesn’t mind. Additionally, she doesn’t have any food or toy guarding issues.

As far as other dogs go, Sonja is civil towards all of them. I live in a very dog friendly area and had her enrolled in group training classes with other dogs around and haven’t had a problem. She either shows a friendly interest in them or simply keeps walking if they aren’t being so friendly towards her. She does prefer some dogs over others. Dominant dogs and dogs who are bigger than her make her a bit tense, so if she were to have a doggy sibling, they’d have to be mellow and be about her size or smaller. Cats however, are far too tempting to chase!

Overall, she is a sweetheart who deserves a great forever home. She does have separation anxiety at times because for the first few months we had her, my boyfriend was always at home with her. She doesn’t bark excessively or destroy our belongings but she has had accidents sometimes when she is feeling anxious about being left home alone. These are not frequent and can be remedied by simply taking her out for a quick walk before leaving the house.

Sonja is currently being fostered in NYC but we can transport her right to you. If you’d like to meet Sonja in person first, I’d be more than happy to set up a meeting; this girl really shines in person.”

For more information on Sonja, and contact info if you or someone you know might like to adopt her, check out her profile on Petfinder!


5 Responses to “Adoptable Pittie of the Week: Sonja”

  1. Two Grads January 2, 2012 at 10:22 AM #

    good luck sonja!

  2. Emily January 2, 2012 at 11:12 AM #

    What a beauty! I hope she gets adopted really soon!

  3. barbara Kennedy January 2, 2012 at 2:29 PM #

    Sonja is beautiful- what a sweet smile! I hope she finds a home in the heights.


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