You may have seen her in our news feed over the last few weeks, Lois is living with Frank and I while she waits for her forever home to find her. Since I personally know Lois, her bio here will be a little more detailed than most of the featured adoptables we do.
Lois is about seven years old ended up at the pound as a stray this spring. She is about 35 pounds and is a pit bull mix. After sitting there for way too long for such a nice middle-aged girl she was rescued by Save-a-Bull Rescue and fostered by a veterinarian and animal behaviorist where she was put through basic obedience class and readjusted to living in a home. Her other foster needed somewhere for Lois to go in October and Frank and I stepped up to care for her.
There are so many good things to say about Lois I will start with the bad: Lois should not live with cats. That's about it. She has a big bark but does not use it much, she loves food and should not be left unattended in the kitchen but shows great restraint when supervised. Lois has wonderful house manners, she won't make a mess or eat your shoes (or anything else she shouldn't). She is fine in a kennel but will bark for the first few minutes after being kenneled. While working at Bubbly Paws she has shown that she loves people of all ages and even mail carriers, delivery people and uniformed police officers. She is also good with dogs of all sizes and attitudes. Lois walks very nicely on a leash and will politely greet dogs or walk on by, whatever you feel like doing is fine with her.
Lois does love food! She gets very excited for treats and bounces around but when you go to give her one she takes it so very gently. She knows most basic commands. Lois really wanted to help herself to all the goodies we have at Bubbly Paws when she first started but quickly learned "leave it" which also works at home. She snores, even when awake, and is happy to sleep on her bed but wouldn't say no if you invited her up to sleep with you. She also knows not to go on the couch but if you are relaxing there she may want to snuggle up and join you. Lois is great because she can take long walks and be quite active but is also happy to hang out at home and is perfectly calm (until it's treat time!).
What Lois loves most (even more than treats) is attention from her people. She wants to be in the room you are and nicely follows her favorite person. She is happy to get pats, praise, even being picked up or bathed just so she is getting attention. I think Lois' perfect home would be an only dog home or have one other mellow dog. She likes to cuddle up to Frank so the dog she lives with will have to be ok with that. But she would be happy with a single person or a big family, living in a house or an apartment, she could fit in anywhere. Most important is someone to give her all the love she deserves (which is a ton since she is such a nice and well behaved dog)!
If you are looking for a ready made family dog, consider Lois. Here bio is here where you can read more about her and submit an adoption application.