Sookie St-James. An executive chef in the series "Gilmore Girls". Sookie is bubbly, quirky, and devoted to her friends and family. When Sookie believes in something, she puts her all into it. She can actually be a bit of a perfectionist, especially when it comes to her recipes
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Sookie was abandoned at the Swope Park dog park and subsequently brought to the city shelter. We dont know anything about her previous life. We named her after the fun-loving character in the Gilmore Girls because of her chubby face and good nature.
Adoption Fee: $ 200
Breed: Pit Bull
Sookie is healthy and working on losing a few pounds. She is ready for adoption.
A sweet-potato in color and stature, Sookie is stocky and has soulful brown eyes.
Current Living Situation:
Sookie is fostered in a home with two adults, no kids but an altered male 1 yo Pit mix.
There's a yard with a privacy fence.
Although her foster parents tell us that she is crate-trained, Sookie can be left loose in the house when home alone with no problems. She has not displayed any destructive behaviors. She chews only on toys provided.
She sleeps soundly through the night, snoring loudly. She has slept in her crate overnight, on the couch, and in her foster parents' bed.
Sookie is a calm and affectionate dog who is well-suited to living in a home. She walks well on a 6’ leash with minimal pulling. She will pull strongly if a squirrel moves quickly in front of her. She is non-reactive to other people on lead. She is either non reactive or will pull some and bark at another dog while on lead, but can be redirected with a treat.
She sleeps frequently and prefers to be on or next to a person while awake. She is highly affectionate, enjoying to cuddle and is borderline obsessive about licking and kissing people’s faces. She can be hard to deter when trying to lick, but never misbehaves when pushed off or forcefully told no.
She enjoys being outside in the yard when accompanied by a person, but otherwise prefers to be indoors. She can be stubborn when asking her to go outside, but will follow you out.
She enjoys being pet/massaged. She grunts and snorts in an endearing fashion when she is pet.
She is glad to ride along in h car for an errand, but may bark at dogs outside when driving.
When Sookie can sense another dog opposite the backyard fence, she will bark to get our attention. She will stop and come inside when commanded.
Sookie’s primarily traits is her desire to show and receive affection. She has never shown aggression. She enjoys short excursions and walks. However, she is equally keen to nap the day away. She is a dog who loves people and being around them. She is eager to please. While your attention and affection is her primary goal, she does not sulk or misbehave to get it.
Behavior with people:
Sookie was timid when meeting people in the shelter setting. However, since then we have observed her to be happy to meet new adults. We would describe her as outgoing with people, friendly, loving and comfortable.
Behavior with children:
She has not encountered any children during her time in foster care. She is gentle when greeting adults on and off leash. She wants to lick them after first sniffing. We believe she’d be fond of children, tolerant and enjoy being near them. The only piece to understand is that with her desire to “kiss” and her weight, it could be frightening to a smaller child to be pinned underneath her while she proceeds in an adoring face-wash.
Behavior with other dogs:
Sookie is fostered in a home with a young and playful male pit mix. She is far more interested in humans than him. She is however, tolerant (for the most part) and occasionally playful. She offers appropriate corrections when disinterested in play or when he attempts to steal a chew toy. She will engage in games of chase and wrestle with him — never spilling over beyond play. They’ve even been known to cuddle each other during naps. Still, her primary approach is one of separate coexistence.
Behavior with other animals:
Sookie has shown moderate prey drive; attempting to chase squirrels when on a walk on leash. She is easily redirected.
Sookie knows “sit” and will do so for food and at the door to be let in and out. She is housebroken. Sookie has good manners in a crate, though somewhat reluctant to enter. She can be coaxed using a treat.
Sookie is eager to please, but not overtly food-motivated. Her leash skills are good—walking at a heel the majority of the time.
Sookie is an affectionate and accommodating companion who is friendly with everyone. Her passions are sleep, affection, and comfort. She is very easy to please and eager to love.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.