- Status: Adopted!
- Species: Dog
- General Color: Brown/Chocolate
- Current Age: 3 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
UPDATE 1/10: Peanut the Precious Pit Bull is possibly the sweetest dog that we've ever met. When Peanut moved to her foster home 1 month ago she was scared, hurt, and shy, but has quickly come out of her shell and shown us how amazing she is. Her eyes have a way of looking straight into you that melt the hearts of everyone she meets.
Peanut has a metal plate in her leg to help her fractures heal, but although the leg is supported (and doesn't hurt!) it still needs lots of time to rest in order to completely heal. After 6 weeks with NO activity followed by 2 weeks of slow walks, she'll be good as new - and can go back to being an active young dog! She's a month into her recovery process, which means that except for potty breaks and cuddle time, she's spent the last 4 weeks living in a crate. Though she's starting to get a little restless, we could not imagine a better patient. Despite her lack of freedom, when you open her crate all she wants to do is climb into your lap, flop onto her back for belly rubs, or give you lots of kisses. Because she currently isn't allowed to be a 'normal' dog we don't have a complete understanding of what she'll be like when fully healed, however we do know the following:
1. Peanut loves people, especially those that are willing to pet her.
2. She's eager to please - has learned to sit, lay, wait, 'go potty', 'in your bed' (shockingly, still goes into her crate on command!), and will do anything to make her people happy.
3. Loves to snuggle and will sleep for hours laying on your feet (or in your lap, or just in close proximity to you) whenever you let her.
4. Likes cats. She made friends with a kitten at the vet office and happily gives the baby kisses and lets him climb ALL over her.
5. Though she hasn't been able to play with other dogs, she loves the other dogs in her foster home (tries in vain to get their attention through her crate, and rubs against them whenever she can). I think she'll do well with other dogs - even a usually grumpy australian shepherd likes being around her and wants to be friends.
6. It's hard to know if she's completely house trained since she isn't allowed loose in the house, but she's fully crate trained and has had no 'accidents'.
7. Walks on a leash - well, hasn't gone on real walks, but she walks nicely on a leash to go outside for potty breaks.
8. LOVES rawhides, bones, kongs filled with peanut butter - or anything else her foster mom can scrounge up to help keep her occupied.
9. Used to be scared of squeaky toys, but now collects plush toys in a pile in her crate and use them as a pillow. It's very adorable.
10. Likes kids. Particularly a young girl who likes to watch movies snuggled under a blanket with her.
11. Seems very athletic - a couple of excited (and horrifying) moments led to leaps off the ground and spins in the air that makes her foster mom think she'd make an excellent agility dog.
12. At a petite 30 pounds she looks like a miniaturized pit bull and is the perfect sized indoor dog. And, obviously, is adorable.
13. She's a lucky dog to have gotten the chance of a new life, and is going to make one special family incredibly happy. Words and pictures can't come close to doing her justice, you have to meet her to understand how special she really is.
UDATE 12/23: Peanut's leg is healing nicely and she has adjusted to her foster home where she is being spoiled. To adopt Peanut, apply online at www.humanecampbell.org.
UPDATE 12/7: Peanut underwent surgery yesterday to repair her broken leg. She is recovering nicely and should be transferred to a foster home soon. Thank you to the generous donors who have pledged support towards Peanut's surgical costs.
URGENT donations are needed for sweet little Peanut. She was found after being attacked by a pack of other dogs. She has been left with a broken back leg that is in desperate need of surgical repair. To repair the leg, a surgeon is going to have to get the bones back in place and then plate the bones in place giving them time to heal. The estimate for this work is around $1300. Peanut is so worth it! She is a sweet, laid-back pitty girl. She loves to be showered with attention. She is a little shy at the moment but we think this may have a lot to do with her injuries and pain. We are seeking donations to help offset the cost of Peanut's care so that we can save this little girl and help find her a wonderful new forever home. If you would like to help with saving Peanut, please click the link on Peanut's page to sponsor her. Or you may send your tax deductible donation to HSCC P.O. Box 659 Rustburg, VA 24588. Please mark your donation for Peanut's care. Scroll down to see more images of Peanut, including the digital x-ray of her injury.