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a picture of Stevie a dog that needs a foster home.

Location: Rougemont, NC

Age: 1 years, 6 months

Posted on: 2/14/2023

Posted by: Individual

Stevie urgently needs a foster home

Why is fostering needed?

She (Stevie, approx. 2 yr old pittie mix female, brindle,50 lbs) attacked our senior dog and left her with severe injuries. Stevie needs to be in a home where she is the only pet. She is kind and gentle with humans, including children and does not display toy or food aggression. However she does show a high prey drive, and lunges at cars on walks. She has degenerative hip and knee issues, and will need to be on pain meds and supplements for the remainder of her life. We are prepared to cover those costs as well as any vet bills if need be. She was scheduled to be spayed next week (we just adopted her in December of 2022) but we have since cancelled so she’ll still need to have that procedure. We need a foster home for her so that our older senior can recover in a stress free environment and so that we can find the best home possible for her. We have reached our to several rescue groups, no kill shelters, and online groups and are awaiting to hear back about a more permanent residence for her.

How long is fostering needed for?

A few weeks

Other notes

Stevie is a 50lb female brindle pittie mix, approximately 2 years old with a very sweet disposition. She loves her humans, including children but does not get along with other animals. She has a high prey drive and should be in a home where she is the only animal and is played with and exercised regularly.
Stevie had a hard start to life. She has badly cropped ears, swollen nipples from giving birth, and degenerative hips and knees that will require her to be on pain meds and supplements for the rest of her life. But she is still very active and loves to run and play! She understands simple commands, like sit and wait (for food). She loves to go on walks/hikes, but we’re not sure about water, though she does behave in the tub for bath time.
Stevie loves to snuggle but is a bit possessive of her people (hence why no other animals in the home). She does not have food or toy aggression and takes food and treats gently. She does tend to inhale her food so we use a special bowl to help slow her eating. We did not crate train her, as she has free roam of the house and sleeps in her bed at the foot of ours. She is truly a kind, sweet soul but unfortunately can not be in a home with any other animals whatsoever, and may require some intensive training.

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