Bizet's opera is set in southern Spain and tells the story of Don José, a naïve soldier who is seduced by the fiery gypsy Carmen.
Carmen was found in a park by a citizen. She was running at large with her two puppies. They were taken to the animal control facility and never claimed. We suspect its a good thing. She seemed to have had a hard life but has fortunately already left her heartbreaks behind.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 3-7 yrs
Weight: 70-80 lbs
Carmen has a couple minor health conditions that are currently being addressed. She had a few skin lumps removed recently and an ear infection treated. We are in the process of determining if she needs allergy meds. She is currently available for adoption and we hope someone will be willing to give her a loving home despite those mild issues. After all, none of this is her fault. She was used and overused as a breeding machine all her life for people's greed, then ditch like old trash.... God only knows how bad she deserves to be pampered like a princes now.
Even if you cant adopt her, you can still help by donating for her care.
She is a bit older but still striking looking. The skin under her belly has been stretched by many liters but is tightening now that she has been spayed and is receiving good care. She is large for a female and very stocky. She has a big beautiful head and cropped ears. Her blue coat is becoming healthier and shinier by the day.
Carmen loves shelter life. We have a feeling this situation is much better than what she left behind and she is relieved and grateful. We can only imagine how thrilled she will be when she finally knows the love and comfort of a loving home.
Carmen was named that way due to her beautiful howling voice when she feels alone. It is soft, lovely and almost melodious. Maybe she's calling out for all the pups she lost in her life?
She's a low-key kind of gal, with an easy-going personality and loving nature. Cool as a cucumber and very easy to please. She definitly knows a good thing when she has it but doesn't sweat the small stuff.
Carmen's level of energy is on the low side. Best attribute might be her "couch-potato" expertise.
Behavior with people:
Friendly and comfortable with everyone. Very chill, serene and relax in the presence of people, even strangers. She is also loving but not pushy or demanding. She takes everything in stride and shows patience and tolerance.
Behavior with children:
Carmen briefly met a 9 yo child and as we expected, she was awesome with him. Very mother-hen like. She is calm and well behaved.
Behavior with other dogs:
Carmen needs to be the only pet in the home. She's not interested in making doggy-friends. Most likely, her past experiences with other dogs were not very pleasant. While she is not an offensive aggressor, we dont want to stress her out by forcing her to establish a relationship with another dog. She has the personality to be happier as an only pet and this is the situation we want for her.
Behavior with other animals:
No cats please. Carmen must go in a home as an only pet.
Carmen is naturally easy and well behaved. She doesn't know a ton of tricks, but is great with the essential. Carmen seems housebroken and hasn't been destructive in he kennel. Other that the occasional soft howl-at-the-moon, she is quiet and patient while awaiting her turn to be out with visitors.
Her resilience, her patience, her acceptance and tolerance. Carmen has a very loving soul and adores people with all her heart despite having been mistreated in her past. She is a wonderful breed representative.
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