Whiskey (New Digs)
ID: 100
Age: Young
Sex: Female
Breed(s): American Pit Bull Terrier
Size: Large
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Meet Whiskey (New Digs)!

Let me introduce you to Whiskey - Like her namesake, she is lots of fun, makes everyone laugh, is always ready for trouble and sometimes makes some really bad choices. She is a super cute 60lb hound mix, just a year old this month, and still growing. She was found wandering alone at 3-4 months old, and no one ever claimed her at Collin County Animal Services, so she was thrilled to find a home a few weeks later. Unfortunately, her human became ill in January, and as Whiskey gets bigger and stronger, is no longer able to properly take care of her or keep her safe.

Whiskey has so much energy, is super alert, and loves to play. She enjoys long walks in the park, playing rough with other dogs, looking you dead in the eye while eating your favorite book, chasing anything that moves (bugs, leaves, birds, rabbits, dogs, and people on bikes), snatching/stealing loose bags or clothes from strangers as they walk by, stealing steaks from the counter when you aren’t looking and trying to jam her big butt onto small laps. She needs a lot of exercise and does best when she has had lots of time outside running and playing with other dogs. She would not do well in a home with small children, because she does not know her strength or weight.

Whiskey’s ideal home has a yard, and a dog friend to play with that matches her energy level. Ideally her humans have the same level of energy and will take her places, love on her, play with her and provide all the belly rubs and butt scritches she wants. She needs someone firm enough to enforce her training so that she safely can enjoy things like lakes, hikes, and dog parks with her humans.

Whiskey is crate trained, housebroken, and will follow any treat anywhere. She sleeps in a crate every night. She has had substantial training, but inconsistent reinforcement. She knows sit/stay, down/stay, come and heel – but only when she wants or when there are no other distractions. At home, she performs well. In a park, all bets are off – she is still very much a distracted, overgrown puppy. With the right parent, she would excel in nose work or agility training. She has seasonal allergies, and a sensitive stomach, but responds well to allergy meds and food for sensitive stomachs.

Update: We have continued training with Whiskey and have seen some improvements. She is working on mastering “leave it” (so less destructive, yay!) and, while struggling with “come” when she’s distracted, she is starting to respond when she’s calm!

Are you already dreaming of being Whiskey’s new human, laughing at her antics and chasing her through the park? Apply to adopt Whiskey today!

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If you have a specific question about Whiskey, then please email newdigs@dallaspetsalive.org. If you are interested in applying to adopt this pet, fill out the application at the link above.

Whiskey is participating in the Dallas Pets Alive rehoming program. All of the medical, behavioral and other information about this pet was provided by the pet’s owner. Dallas Pets Alive encourages all adopters to verify the information prior to adoption. Please note that Dallas Pets Alive (DPA) is acting as intermediary to connect prospective adopters with individuals wanting to rehome their pets. DPA is not liable for any information provided about this pet and the adoption transaction is purely between the pet owners and adopter. DPA is not responsible for any damages, injuries or adoption returns as a result of any adoption transaction. DPA! is not responsible or liable for any animals involved in its New Digs program. DPA! acts solely as a facilitator of adoption between the animal's surrenderer and potential adopter and makes no claims as to the accuracy of the animal's medical or behavioral history provided by the surrenderer.

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