Turtle Bean

The black turtle bean is a small, shiny variety of the common bean especially popular in Latin American cuisine, though it can also be found in the Cajun and Creole cuisines of south Louisiana. 
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Background Info:

 

Turtle Bean was found as a stray, taken to the local shelter and never claimed. We dont have any information regarding her previous life and upbringing. 

Adoption Fee: $ 200
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Sex: Female
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 40-50 lbs

Health Condition:

Turtle Bean is healthy and ready for adoption. 

Physical Description:  

Turtle Bean might be a Pit Bull/Lab mix. She's the most adorable baby girl. A little on the smaller side, but not when it comes to personality! She's such a doll. Her coat is a very dark blue, almost black. Her fur is slightly thicker than averager, possibly from having been kept as an outside dog, but it's regaining its shine now that is is well taken care of.  

 

Current Living Situation:  

Turtle Bean is fostered in a home with 3 adults and a 3-4 yo Shepherd mix male.

 

There's a medium size yard in her foster  home, with a regular chain link fence. 

Bean is crated when home alone and sometimes at night, although she is slowly but surely maneuvering her way into her foster parents' bed. 

Note that Bean's foster dad is a trucker and takes his fosters on the road with dog with him. TB absolutely loves being with someone 24/7 so being in the truck with a loved-one is right up her alley. She was sensitive to the large vehicle and extreme noise on her first trip but learning quickly to adapt. We will post updates as needed. Bean is usually in town (in Overland Park) on weekends. 

 

Personality:   

She's such a sweetheart, and a huge cuddle bug who absolutely loves to have her belly rubbed. You can literally see the happiness in her eyes. 

 

She has a very good disposition - Foster parents report no sign of aggression. She seems very eager to please, and do the right thing. She listens well, knows sit and stay. She's just a very happy little lady, who wants nothing more in life, than love.

A word form foster dad: I honestly can't say enough good things about her behavior. She's well behaved on a leash, in the car, and going in her crate.  She sleeps in a crate at night, just to avoid any potential issues with the resident dog, but she's perfectly content to curl up in your lap, and pass out for hours. Bean knows the difference between playing and being lovable, and stops playing as soon as you want her to. She's displayed zero food, bone, or toy aggression towards us or the other dog, and I haven't had any issues taking bones out of her mouth, or getting down with her while she eats." 

Behavior with people: 

Turtle Bean is friendly with everyone she meets and treats all people the same way. She is outgoing and comfortable with strangers but not overly demanding. She is well behaved when meeting people, although might jump up a little to get closer during greeting time and be a little mouthy. Nothing that can't be handled with a little training. 

 

Behavior with children:  

Bean briefly met young children rencenty and while doing very well with them, she became a little overwhelmed by the noise and rowdiness of the little ones. She eventually removed herself from their presence and seemed relieved when the kids were gone. For her sake, we will not place her in a home with children under 7 yo. 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Foster parents proceeded with a slow/gradual introduction since the resident dog is a little uptight with other dogs and set in his way. He wasn't too welcoming at first but Turtle Bean did all the right moves to win him over. The two of them are now getting along very well. After a week or so, he became quite fond of her like everyone else is, and he now lets her share his favorite chair in the house. That tells a lot about Turtle Bean's charm and enticing ways. 

That said, while Bean has been doing great with her foster brother, she has shown a feisty side when it comes to dogs she is not familiar with. Bean is reactive towards dogs that walk in front of the house and requires responsible ownership. Like many Terrier dogs, she is not the type that should be expected to mingle with a bunch of dogs she doesn't know and with different temperaments, as if she was a Lab. 

Behavior with other animals:

 Unknown but foster mom reports that Bean is alert and intense when she sees squirrels and rabbits. A home with cats is not recommended, although not ruled-out if the owners are very cat-dog savvy. Owners must understand the risks and that we dont guarantee anything.

Training: 

TB seems to have received little training in her previous life but is naturally comfortable in a house and eager to fit in. She hasn't had any accident in the house or the truck but she is let out in the yard on a regular basis.

 

Bean does very well with the crate, for the most part. It's not her favorite place. 

 

She knows sit and stay.  Foster parents are working on shake and roll-over. She's a smart cookie, eager to please and to learn. 

Additional Info:

TB is a little needy and while she resigns herself to wait for her loved-ones' return when needed, she would prefer a family who is home a lot. Her foster parents are very smitten by her and claim that she is super easy to love and to handle. 

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