Gemma

A jewel of a name, Gemma means precious stone. 
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Pulled from the local shelter. Gemma and her father Clay were surrendered to the city pound by their owners who didn’t have time to take care of them anymore. We believe they were kept inside as pets. Her dad was obviously used as a stud and her mother bred multiple times. We do not know if Gemma also had puppies.  
ID Number:  #
Adoption Fee: $135
Breed:  Am Staff
Sex:  Female
Age:  3 Years
Weight:  55-60 lbs
Color: Blue
Good with dogs:  Some
Good with cats:  Probably

Living Situation:  

Gemma is currently fostered with two adults and two children as well as an older dominant pit bull, who’s actually her father.  We live in the city with a fenced in back yard that she can run and play in. Gemma is crated when no one is home.

Gemma will require a fenced in backyard.

 

​Personality: 

Gemma is a loving dog.  She enjoys cuddles and sometimes will demand them if you aren’t paying enough attention to her.  She is very playful and loves to fetch, but she settles down fast if you just want to snuggle.  She loves carrying around sticks, even ones that are too big for her. Gemma would be prefect for a family that is both active and laidback.  She can turn off her energy when needed and back on again when it’s time to play.  She loves being outside and should be in a home with a backyard she can run and play in.

 

​​​Behavior with people: 

Gemma is awesome with people. She adores everyone and loves to lay on your lap. She wants to make sure you know she is there to receive and give love. She is an affectionate dog, loves a good belly rub and is very people-oriented. In fact, she’s not much of a guard dog, even though she looks intimidating. She is stocky and big boned and turns heads everywhere she goes. If something, she’s more at risk of being stolen than anything. She should never be left outside unsupervised. She’ll follow just about anyone like a long-lost friend.

 

Behavior with children: 

Gemma is good with kids but she is a little sensitive. We will not place her in a home with toddlers. She is great with respectful older children who know how to behave around dogs. We are still working on her jumping up on kids while playing but she is responsive and eager to please.

 

Behavior with other dogs: 

Gemma does will with her father. He is much larger than her and she looks up to him. She is not overly attached to him, however. We do not feel they need to be placed together and separating them might even be a better option. Her father most likely needs to be an only pet, but Gemma might be able to share her home with a compatible male.

 

Behavior with other animals: 

Gemma was briefly introduced to a cat and did well. Still, we can’t guaranty anything but the little exposure she had was positive.

 

Training: 

Gemma is housebroken and crate trained.  She also knows how to sit.  We are working on her jumping on the kids when playing and taking treat gently from your hand.

Best Attribute: 

Hard to decide between her beauty or her amazing disposition. She’s got the whole package, inside and out. A great representative of the breed with a name that fits her personality. Gemmy really is a gem.

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