The name Cheryl is the english variant of the french name "Cherie". A girl's name meaning "darling".
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This sweet girl was found as a stray by a member of the public and taken to the city pound. She was never claimed so we think she might have been deliberately abandoned. As soon as we met her we thought she was a precious soul so we gave her a name that reflects her worth.
Adoption Fee: $0.00
Sponsor: Eric B Good
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 5-6 yo
Weight: 50-60 Lbs
Cheryl was borderline emaciated when she was first rescued. She is now borderline overweight 🤦 Lol! We are increasing exercise to help her maintain a healthy weight. She is overall a healthy dog, other than taking apoquel to control seasonal allergies when needed.
UPDATE Nov 2021: Sadly, Cheryl was diagnosed with a grade 2 mast cell tumor at the end of 2021. We had the growth under her tail removed and now hope that will keep cancer at bay. Low-grade MCTs tend not to spread, and can often be cured by surgical removal so we are hopeful.
A blue brindle beauty with a darling face, hence her name. Cheryl is medium size.
Current Living Situation:
Cheryl spent a year at MPR shelter being totally overlooked by potential adopters. She was so upset and slowly losing hope when one of our volunteers decided "enough is enough" and talked her family into giving sweet Cheryl a chance in a loving foster home. Needless to say, Cheryl has been thrilled with her new arrangements and couldn't be anymore grateful.
Cheryl is fostered in a home with two adults and no other pets. There is a fenced yard with 2 sides of wood privacy and a back section of chain link. Cheryl is kept loose in the house when no one is home and has been no trouble at all. We are told that she has been a wonderful guest and has done everything she could to ear her keep.
She loves to look outside and always is by a window when her foster parents aren't home. Nothing should obstruct her view or she will move smaller items to get to the window. Not destructive in anyway, she just likes to feel free to look at the windows.
UPDATE March 2022: Oh no!! Cheryl lost her foster home😭 A family member needed his dog to stay with his family for a while and him and Cheryl dont get long. Poor baby-girl is back at the shelter and her heart is broken in a million pieces...
She is sweet and loves affection, especially from her foster dad. She is a very happy dog! Outgoing and very friendly. Cheryl has a great temperament. Her optimism is galvanizing. She's been through a lot and has never lost her happy smile.
Cheryl is mature but still playful. She has a lively personality, is smart, alert and super fun-loving. She absolutely loves going on walks! She keeps looking back at you when walking next to you to make sure she’s doing what you want.
Cheryl enjoys car rides as well, and is a great passenger. We even took her to the the lake this summer and she did great on the pontoon.
Overall, Cheryl is sweet, happy and kind of a funny girl! She just always seems to be in a happy mood but not over energetic, just happy!
Behavior with people:
Cheryl has been nothing but friendly, outgoing and sociable with all our volunteers. She is especially fond of men but loves everyone. She is comfortable in her own skin and a real social-butterfly who could easily win Miss congeniality.
Behavior with children:
While we are not ruling out a home with respectful kids for this sweetie, keep in mind that Cheryl sometime jumps-up a little when excited. We also believe that someone had a heavy hand with her at one point, and therefore she is occasionally hand-shy. That said, since being in foster care she has met kids and we received a very positive report from foster mom: "My cousin came over last weekend with their 3 year old daughter and Cheryl did wonderful with the toddler. Curious but gentle and kind to the baby."
Behavior with other dogs:
Cheryl is at best "selective" when it comes to other dogs, if not hostile. We believe she should be an only pet. She is much a people-dog anyway and would shine as the only 4-legged princess in a home and have all the attention.
Her foster mom claims that Cheryl was more reactive with other dogs at the shelter but has calmed down about seeing other dogs in the neighborhood now that she is in a home. She will still bark if she hears or sees another dog, but once foster dad tells her to hush, she does. She is very responsive to him. That said, her interactions with a visiting dog in her foster home have not been great. She is definitly territorial and not interested in making doggy-friends.
Behavior with other animals:
Unknown but a home with a cat is not recommended.
She's an all around great dog, smart, obedient and eager to please. She's been enrolled in obedience class and loves it. She knows all the basic commands. She also seems to be housebroken and never had any accident in her kennel, or in the shelter's playrooms or inside her foster home.
Volunteers have reported that she is great on walks - Pulls a little when something piques her interest but is responsive.
Her foster dad thinks she is intelligent and very trainable. He doesn't allow her to dart out the back door to go outside. He makes her sit and wait until he tells her she can go outside. She quickly learned to do this with ease.
Cheryl's downfall is that she has a hard time standing out look-wise. We think she is very pretty but most visitors don't notice her because she's not flashy looking. Her beauty is more on the inside and you need to get to know her to appreciate her fun-loving nature and outgoing personality. Please give our Miss Congeniality a chance to prove that she too, is worthy of a loving home. She's been waiting a very long time for no valid reason.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.