Dolores

Dolores-The-Elephant: A humble, sweet and playful female elephant who appears in classic Disney cartoons.
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Background Info:

 

Dolores was found in the yard of an empty house, abandoned and left to fend for herself. She was brought in by Animal Control to the city shelter where she received care before being transferred to us. This poor girl must have had a pretty hard life. We dont know the extend of her mistreatment but she came to us in pretty bad shape, with obvious signs of having been a neglected and possibly abused breeding machine. Amazingly, her love for people remains intact. We cant begin to explain what a sweetheart she is... 

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull
Sex:  Female
Age:  3 to 6 yrs
Weight:  55 to 65 lbs
Color:  Blue Liver Fawn

Health Condition:

Dolores suffers from a few condition that were most likely acerbated by neglect and a poor immune system. We see a lot of those issues with blue dogs, especially when they live a stressful life and dont receive proper care. Her health problems are currently being addressed and we will post updates as we get them. Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for her care. 

Skin issues: A combination of bacteria and yeast are causing her hives. She's on medication for it and already showing great signs of improvement. While skin problems are often chronic with blue dogs, they are usually easily managed with good care, proper nutrition, regular medicated bathes and occasional vet visits. Most of the time, the symptoms are seasonal and can be controlled with rounds of medication such as Apoquel or benadryl. 

Horner's Syndrome: In her right eye, Dolores was diagnosed with Horner's symptom, That's why her eye looks a little droopy in some pictures. Horner's syndrome is usually not a permanent condition. We can actually see significant improvement already. We are hopeful that her eye will soon be back to normal.

Retinal Atrophy: Her right eye is not getting enough blood and she has what is called Retinal Atrophy (RA). This will likely cause blindness to her right eye. If it is Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), it will move to her left eye, possibly causing blindness in that eye, too. The vet is unsure what is causing this RA, it could be a genetic issue, a result of difficult births or a brain tumor. Unfortunately, there is no treatment plan or cure for her condition. If she does become blind, it will be progressive and later in life. She should adapt well as the condition will slowly develop. 

Physical Description:  

Stocky blue girl with a big head, big bones. Her beauty caused her demise as she was used and overused as a breeding machine, leaving her with sagging skin under her belly. The skin will tighten up in time but she will probably always looked like she had puppies before... and she did... Not her fault. 

 

Living Situation:  

Dolly is fostered in a home with 2 adults and an older male Pit Bull. There are no children in her foster home or small animals. She is kept in crate when no one is home and doesn't cause any trouble at all. She sleeps on a couch at night or in her crate. There's a 4 foot chain link fence in her foster home, which she respects. 

Personality:   

Dolores is a very sweet and loving girl. Slightly on the submissive side, it's obvious that she has been mistreated before but she doesn't hold a grudge towards all humans, She is a little unsure but so relieved once she knows you dont mean her any harm. 

Dolores is very chill and laid back. She loves to lounge and sleep and enjoy the simple life.  She would spend the whole day out on the back patio if she could. She enjoys car rides and hanging out with her loved ones.

Behavior with people: 

Dolores loves meeting new people. She has never met a stranger and will wag her entire back end when meeting new friends. When people pet her, she melts into them and eventually into the floor. She's such a silly sweet girl. 

 

Behavior with children:  

Unknown but she's such a sweetheart that we cant believe she has a mean bone in her. Because of her past however, we dont want to subject her to rambunctious or overbearing kids. She needs a gentle and patient hand. Older kids are preferred or a home with adults. 

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Dolores gets along great with her older and calm foster brother. He only wants to sleep for the most part and although a little more playful than he is, Dolly respects his old-man's ways. 

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Dolores has chased a cat and a bunny rabbit out of the backyard. She is easily redirected off of the fence though.

Training: 

Dolores is house trained and crate trained. She knows sit and knows what it means when you say "Time to get in your crate." She is very treat motivated.

Best Attribute:   

This girl's wiggle is the cutest thing we have ever seen. When she wags her tail, her whole body wags with it! A silly-sweetheart would describe her well. She is so deserving of a chance at love. Please dont let her health issues deter you from giving her the love she needs. She's waited all her life to meet people that will finally accept the love she has to give and give her the same in return. 

Missouri Pit Bull Rescue makes no express or implied warranty, representation or promise to the age, health, breed, habits, disposition, behaviors, obedience, or safety of the dogs in our program. Our assessments are subjective and based on information we receive when selecting the dogs for our program, as well as observations and reports from our volunteers and caretakers. ​Adopters understand that no one can predict how a dog will react under all circumstances and situations.

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