Gemma

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A feminine name of Latin origin, meaning "gem" or "jewel."

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Background Info:

 

Unknown or info coming soon

Adoption Fee: $300 
Breed: Pit Bull
Sex: Female
Age: 3-4 months
Weight: 25-30 lbs.

Health Condition:

Gemma is healthy and ready for adoption.

Physical Description:  

Gemma is a brindled beauty with a white chest, distinctive white chin, and perfectly white-tipped toes. She has alluring hazel eyes that are downright captivating. You just want to love on her!

 

Current Living Situation:  

This young lady is fostered in a home with two adults and three other indoor pets: a 6-year-old female, a 5-year-old male, and a 1.5-year-old male. The world is her oyster when outside. In addition to a fenced dog run, she’s lucky to live on 20 fenced acres for livestock that she gets to explore with her parents and foster siblings. (Supervised, of course 😉)

 

When inside, Gemma has her own 6’ x 8’ kennel area with her crate inside of it. This is where she stays when home alone and at night. Potty-training is in progress, so she gets let outside into the dog run every two to four hours to do her business. When foster parents are away or it’s bedtime, she is free inside her area with a potty pad, though she has not needed to use it overnight.  

 

Personality:   

Gemma is your typical puppy – ready to play and get her zoomies out whenever she gets the opportunity. She’s well balanced though and can easily be calmed down by working her commands. She’s a smarty pants and knows “sit” and “lay down” already. Foster mom has introduced the game of “fetch” and says Gemma is doing great with it.

 

When it’s time to chill, Gemma enjoys hanging out on the couch or a soft blankie to chew on her toys and bones. She LOVES rolling on her back for belly rubs.  

Behavior with people: 

Gemma is slightly shy when meeting new people and has a bit of a nervous tinkle, but she warms up quickly. Otherwise, she is well behaved and openly expresses her love by bestowing lots of kisses!

 

Behavior with children:  

Unknown. Gemma has only encountered kids in passing, but she seemed curious and interested in them.

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

After proper introductions to the three other dogs in her foster home, Gemma has done great with all of them so far. Foster mom says she plays well and understands when the other dogs do not want to play anymore. Gemma could live with a compatible dog, but given that she is still a puppy, she would need a tolerant companion or one who can match her play style and puppy energy.

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Living in the countryside, Gemma gets to explore the 20 acres and she has been exposed to livestock such as horses, cows, and chickens. Foster mom says she acts curious about the other animals but does not show any prey drive toward them. We don’t know how Gemma would do with smaller animals.

Training: 

Gemma has mastered a few commands like “sit” and “lay down” so far. She is working on “wait” and “fetch” and how to walk on a loose leash. With her eagerness to please her humans, we expect she will pick those up in no time. She is very food motivated. Gemma is mostly housebroken, but still has a few accidents here and there. She’s a puppy, after all 😊

Best Attribute:   

This gorgeous gal is a great dog all around. If her eyes don’t melt your heart, her personality surely will. She has an adventurous side to her and gets to use that puppy energy to explore. But she is also very affectionate and just wants to be loved – especially when there are belly rubs in store!

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