Princess Atta is heir to the throne in the Disney movie "A Bug's Life". She is worried about her future responsibilities, and worries about what the rest of the colony thinks about her. She becomes a bit more relaxed through the words of her mother and her blossoming relationships.
From what we know, Atta was brought to the local pound as a stray. She was quickly a staff favorite and when a foster home opened up within our organization, we knew we had to find her the perfect home.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 30 to 40 Lbs
Color: Blue & White
Atta has successfully undergone heartworm treatment and handled it like a champ! Otherwise, she has a healthy appetite and isn't suffering from any other health conditions.
Petite and lean. Filling out but small by nature. She has a beautiful blue silver coat and big amber eyes. The cutest thing about Atta is her adorable overbite. She's impossible to resist!
Atta is fostered in a home with a single woman. No kids. There's a large yard with privacy fence. Atta shares her foster home with an adult male Pit mix. She is crated when home alone and at night. Foster mom informed us that even though Atta does well in her kennel, she non-destructive when left out.
Foster mom works long hours and we think Atta KNOWS that she is supposed to potty outside - she is smart and always uses the backyard when she needs to... However, she seems to have a small bladder and is slowly starting to get used to holding it for longer periods of time.
Atta is about as loving as they come! Her #1 priority is loving on her human. She is obviously new to having bones and toys and will play with them for a short amount of time, but ultimately, she just wants to cuddle. She's gentle and respectful of her people's space - She's the perfect mix of playful and loving while not being too in-your-face.
She has a timid side, which makes her foster mom think she may have been mistreated at some point in her life. She cowers if she worries that she's done something wrong and we think that she was likely left outside for very long periods at a time. She used to be hesitant to go outside alone and it could explain her unknowing innocence as it relates to house-training. If you've never been allowed inside, how can you know that you're only supposed to potty outside?
Atta has a comfy kennel where she rests while her foster mom is at work and sleeps in at night. She would rather stick with her humans 24/7, but she snuggles in and hangs out peacefully once she's settled. Her foster mom says she's confident that Atta would make a great cuddle buddy for someone that has room in their bed for her!
Atta will fit right in to a family with lots of love to go around. She wants to soak all of the attention and can't wait for human brothers and sisters to call her own. She is outgoing and friendly with everyone she meets. A real little love-bug and an equal-opportunity cuddle bug. She will love on anyone that will love on her!
Behavior with people:
If we had to pick three words to describe Atta, they would be "lovable", "easy-going", and "silly". She has a calm demeanor and is past any puppy phases of chewing or hyper activity.
Behavior with children:
She is not fostered in a home with children but has met a few. She is super friendly with kids, although can be a little excitable. Nothing out of character for a typical Terrier. We believe she would be a fantastic family companion but a home with older kids is preferred due to her happy energy when she's around little ones.
Behavior with other dogs:
Atta's foster brother is a grumpy old man, but she has stolen his heart! Typically, her foster mom doesn't introduce visiting pets to the resident curmudgeon but Atta is so respectful and sweet, she gave it a shot. They don't spend a ton of time together, but they can roam the house together (supervised) without issue.
Atta would be happy in a home with a compatible male, but we think she would be equally happy with only people to play with.
Behavior with other animals:
Atta is non-responsive to small animals, which indicates she might not have a high prey drive and may do well in a home with cats (although we cannot know for sure until she's in that situation).
Atta knows simple commands like 'sit' and 'stay.' She is responsive to treats and eager to please - she will be very easy to train further!
A Note from her foster mom: Atta's best trait is that she is super adaptable. If I have a bunch of errands to run and I take her with me, she's joyfully along for the ride. If I'm not giving her much attention and am running around the house cleaning, she joyfully follows me and watches my every move. If I'm outside doing yard work, she joyfully finds a stick to chase (yep, she chases sticks). If I want to lay around for hours and watch movies, she joyfully curls up with me for the night. She is ALWAYS joyful and can adapt her behavior to what her human is in the mood for. She's at a perfect age where she's silly and goofy, past the puppy phase but not old, not overly energetic but not lazy... She's just right and she can't wait to fit in joyfully with her forever family.
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.