Destiny is a whale shark in the Pixar film, Finding Dory. Destiny may be a clumsy swimmer, but she has a big heart.
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Destiny was picked up as a stray and impounded at the city shelter. It wasn't the first time this poor gal found herself in that predicament. She was known by the staff and belonged to an unscrupulous local breeder. This time thankfully, she wasn't claimed, finally putting an end to her sad life as a neglected and abused breeding machine. We do not have any other info regarding her upbringing, but can only imagine it wasn't a pampered life due to the condition she was in when she arrived. Her poor body just explains her previous hell….
Adoption Fee: TBD
Breed: Pit Bull/AmBull
Age: 2-4 yo
Weight: 60-70 lbs
She's still recuperating from her hard life, but doing better every day. She was very thin upon arrival, dirty, and very tired from having gone through multiple pregnancies without adequate supplements and important prenatal care. She is getting back on her feet though, and quickly putting her sad life behind - physically and mentally.
Destiny is already a beautiful dog and we can only imagine what a goddess she will be in a few weeks. Previous owners claimed that she was a papered American Bully. We don't know if this is true or not. She is a big, stocky girl with a muscular build and well-proportioned conformation, though still a little thin right now. Her blue fawn, tan, and white coat is gaining its shine back and she has the cutest snoot freckles. Her ears were cropped and one of them refuses to stand up, which totally adds to her charm and gives her the most unique appearance.
Destiny seems to have suffered a horrible injury some time ago, leaving her with several missing toes on one foot and a couple more on the other one. She is not limping and it doesn't seem to cause her any issues, but it could affect the length of walks she can take and the kind of terrain she can maneuver.
Current Living Situation:
Destiny is learning the ropes of indoor living at MPR shelter. We're not sure if she was ever welcomed inside a house before but she is quickly discovering what being a well-loved and pampered companion is all about. Needless to say, she is thrilled and very grateful.
Destiny learned to use her doggy-door right away to do her business in her outside run if needed, but she prefers to wait until she has access to a yard. She has been non-destructive inside her kennel and is quiet most of the time. She will bark at meal time though, but who would blame her? Food was obviously not always available before, so she sure is worried about missing out now.
Destiny was probably born a fun-loving and happy dog, but life threw her a serious curveball when she fell in the wrong hands. She seems a little confused about love now and her new situation in our program, but is adapting quickly. She is sweet and soaks up attention, but doesn't initiate at first. She will follow you around though, and warms up to affection.
Volunteers are motivating her to play with toys, but it's obviously all new to her. Her current level of energy is medium/low and her temperament is a good balance between submissive and dominant. Overall, she seems like a well-adjusted dog who suffered mistreatment, but very much wants to trust and love people.
Behavior with people:
She is a little reserved at first but warms up quickly, especially towards women. She loves men too, but it takes her a few minutes longer to loosen-up around them. We believe that she could become a little protective of her loved ones, although she hasn't shown any sign of human aggression since being with us.
Behavior with children:
Behavior with other dogs:
Unknown. Destiny hasn't been introduced to other dogs since being in our program. We believe that as a breeding machine, her interactions with other dogs might have not been very positive. At the shelter she shows no interest in making doggy-friends and actually seems a little uptight about the dogs kenneled next to her.
It is possible that with a breed-savvy owner who knows how to proceed with slow and diligent introductions, Destiny could learn to live with an easy-going male that would let her be the queen. Destiny will not be placed in a home with other female dogs, and she is most likely not a candidate for dog parks and doggy-day care. We believe that the best situation for her would be as an only pet, but we will not rule out a home with a compatible male if a potential owner is receptive to our recommendations on how to properly introduce and manage the dogs.
Behavior with other animals:
She is naturally well-behaved, but doesn't seem to know many commands yet (if any). We're working on it. Volunteers haven't reported any issues with her. She's had no accidents inside the shelter or in her kennel. Destiny seems easy to walk on leash, although she's only been on short walks without any stimulus or distractions.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.