The name Cheryl is the english variant of the french name "Cherie". A girl's name meaning "darling".
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Some of the dogs in our program are adopted before we get to know them. Some stay longer but require several weeks to show their character. Some dogs receive additional evaluations and training by professionals if needed.
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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: $200
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. 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 is trying to be a good sport at MPR shelter but her long stay is starting to affect her moral. She has been overlooked by pretty much all potential adopters since being with us. While she is a real sweetheart, she's having a hard time competing with better looking dogs 😢 How could we ever explain to her why no one wants to meet her?
She is being a good girl though; uses her doggy-door to relieve herself in the outdoor run if needed (but by far prefers the yard), and hasn't been destructive of her bedding. She's super smart and got the hang of the shelter's routine in just a few days. She's a very adaptable dog who takes life's hardships with grace and resilience.
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.
Behavior with people:
Cheryl has been nothing but friendly, outgoing and sociable with all our volunteers. She is comfortable in her own skin and likes everyone the same. A real social-butterfly who could easily win Miss congeniality.
Behavior with children:
Unknown. While we are not ruling out a home with older and 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. She is not the best candidate for a home with toddlers.
Behavior with other dogs:
She appears to be selective when it comes to her interaction with other dogs and can be a little reactive if challenged. At this point 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.
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. Volunteers report that she is great on walks - Pulls a little when something piques her interest but is responsive.
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.