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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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
Age: 1-3 yrs
Weight: 40-50 lbs
Turtle Bean is healthy and ready for adoption.
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.
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 everyone 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. Nothing that can't be handled with a little training.
Behavior with children:
Unknown. Bean hasn't met children since being in our program. We will update her bio if this changes. As of now, we see no reason to not place her in a home with kids. She isn't too big or rambunctious, and actually has gentle manners for the most part. She seems quite tolerant and she's always in a good mood.
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, lol!
Behavior with other animals:
A word form foster dad: "We saw a cat the other day on our walk. She looked at it, stopped for a second... Then kept right on walking. Didn't seem to phase her much. And I haven't seen her chase squirrels or rabbits in the yard. With that said, I've never seen how she is with a cat or other smaller animal up close."
She seems to have received little training in her previous life but is naturally comfortable in a house and eager to fit in. Turtle Bean hasn't had any accident in the house but she is let out in the yard on a regular basis.
She does very well with the crate. When she's not doing anything else, she'll curl up in her crate on her own and take a nap.
She knows sit and stay. We're working on shake now. She's a smart cookie, eager to please and to learn.
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.