A cricket is a sign of good luck. When a cricket hops into your life, joy and happiness are soon to follow.
Cricket was found by animal control as a stray in the beginning of October. She was hiding in a backyard with another female, underweight and lost. Cricket was brought into MPR's program and immediately into foster care where she is thriving and get over the bad life.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull
Sex: S Female
Age: 1-2 yrs
Weight: 30-40 lbs.
Color: Golden and White
Good with dogs: Some
Good with cats: Unknown
After a few weeks of TLC in her foster home, Cricket is healthy and has blossomed into a little beauty.
Cricket is fitting right into her foster home! She quickly acclimated to her kennel while her foster mom is gone and at night for bed. She enjoys the fenced backyard and even more, the furnished screened-in porch. Since Cricket recently got over kennel cough, she hasn't been on too many outings but behaved perfectly during her one trip to Lowe's. Cricket will do great in an active home where couch snuggling is encouraged and attention is plentiful. She fostered in a home with 2 other dogs but we believe she might do best on the long term as an only pet..
Cricket was pretty timid when she first went to her foster home but opened up quickly, Her overall personality molds to the mood of the room. She will curl up in a blanket with you or run around the house chasing the vacuum - She's not hyper but has energy when you do and is lazy when you are. Her foster parents haven't noticed a prey drive when outside but Cricket doesn't really stay outside long enough to show that side of herself.
Behavior with people:
Cricket is perfectly polite - she doesn't bark, doesn't jump, respects your boundaries, loves to cuddle but will lay next to you if you don't want her breathing down your neck (literally).
Behavior with children:
She's met one young child and was very gentle. She's small enough to not be too offensive and listens when you correct her eager licking.
Behavior with other dogs:
Cricket is fostered in a home with other dogs and her foster mom has tried to make it work; While Cricket likes to play with the other dogs when she's in the mood, she isn't fond of sharing the love. She gets jealous if the other dogs get too close to foster home, or if they get the best spot on the couch, etc. While she is not out of control. we think Cricket has the personality to do better as an only pet.
Behavior with other animals:
Cricket hasn't been exposed to any other animals.
Cricket is housebroken and crate trained. We are working on simple commands but she doesn't seem to have had any training. That said, she is smart and eager to learn.
Firstly, she is the softest dog ever! Her velvety coat is perfect for snuggling and her small size allows her to never feel in your way. As for her personality, she really can't get much sweeter. Her first priority is being as close to her humans as possible. Her endearing facial expressions show you that she needs your direction. She's unsure when it's time to go outside, when it's time to sleep, when it's okay to cuddle - she makes you want to teach her how to be a pet and show her it's ALWAYS time to cuddle.