The meaning of the name Doreen is "beautiful", "melancholy", "precious gold" and "gift from God".
Doreen's owner passed away and the family got rid of her. Doreen didn't have a good life. She was neglected and most likely suffered from abuse all her life. She came to us in terrible shape but has happily put her nightmare behind. We gave her a name to reflect that "one man's junk really is another man's treasure"...
Doreen is healthy but the hard life left its marks on her body. Thankfully, it didn't defeat her spirit. She has a lot of old scars, especially from severe pressure sores and fly bites. She was most likely kept as an outdoor dog with poor shelter, and suffered from the elements, lack of comfort and parasites. She must have been a beautiful dog at some point but the hard life took its toll. She is healthy, just a damaged physically. She has a deep inner beauty however, that shines through her sweet eyes.
She was underweight with pressure sores consistent with a dog that's been sitting in its own waste on a hard surface floor or kennel. Her poor ears are missing fur due to summer fly bites and her snout was completely scabbed over from sunburn. We're not sure how long she's been mistreated but we promised her that she'd never live like that again.
Current Living Situation:
Doreen is recuperating from the hard life in a caring foster home and you can only imagine how grateful she is. Any little bit of comfort means the world to her. She soaks up love and good care like water in the desert.
Doreen is an absolute DREAM! She is a calm, docile dog who is perfectly happy with a cushy dog bed near her human and the comfort of knowing she'll get regular meals each day. After the type of suffering she endured, that's really all she hopes for in life!
Doreen sleeps on her memory foam bed at the foot of her foster mom's bed and doesn't make a peep until foster mom says it's time to potty. We're pretty sure she'd sleep til noon if we let her!
Foster mom mostly works from home, which is Doreen's ideal situation. She loves being near her people but doesn't need to be entertained, as her hobbies mostly include napping and cuddling. Normally, foster mom likes to take her kiddos on field trips but Doreen is still pretty new, so we will update once she has been exposed to more car rides and fun adventures.
Behavior with people:
Doreen loves all people and slowly approaches them for petting. Foster mom doesn't think it's a timid trait but rather a respectful one - she is waiting to see if they have interest in her and if they don't, she moves on to the next person in hopes of getting some attention there. For as little love as we think she's received in her life, she shows her heart by how much love she gives!
Behavior with children:
Doreen has met young children (ages 6 and 8) and was unphased by their size - she asked for some attention like she does with adults and moved on if they got bored petting her. We think Doreen would be a great family companion with kiddos that didn't expect her to wrestle or play too much. She is more content with a cuddle than a game of fetch.
Behavior with other dogs:
We think doreen loves being an only 4-legged child. She would thrive in a home without other dogs and she deserves to soak up allllll the attention for herself.
Behavior with other animals:
In the limited time we have had her, she does not seem interested in squirrels or smaller animals outside, but we will update once we know more.
Doreen is house and kennel trained but does not seem to know any tricks. She is treat-motivated (and a VERY gentle treat-taker) but we are starting on simple commands and will update soon.
Doreen has been such a treat to watch in her foster home. She was stressed at the shelter and didn't feel safe surrounded by barking dogs all around her. She has been thriving in a quiet home without much commotion or activities. She has emerged as a very loving, easy-going, cuddly sweetheart.
In just a few weeks since her rescue, Doreen seems to have forgotten about the miserable life she left behind. She accepts all the loves that you want to give her and is just about the easiest dog you could ask for. If you're looking for a pet that doesn't need to constantly be entertained or exercised but would make a great couch cuddler, she's the dog for you. Any dog that isn't afraid of people after what she's been through is stronger than any human we know. She deserves a very special home who understands how resilient she is.
Adoption Fee: $ 200
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 3-6 yo
Weight: 50-60 lbs
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