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Diamond would love to be a girl’s — or guy’s — best friend. Might your home be a good fit?
True to her name, Diamond is an adorable gem of a pup who loves to kick back, be silly, and enjoy life. She’s just looking for that special home that will help bring out her sparkle — won’t you be the one to let her shine?
Age and sex: 7-year-old female.
Breed: Pit Bull mix.
Size and weight: Large and 50 pounds.
Coat: Short, red and white.
Location: SPCA of Anne Arundel County.
Activity level: Medium.
Likes: Lying in the grass, rolling around outside, playing fetch, treats.
Dislikes: People in uniform, reactive dogs.
Training: Diamond is enrolled in the shelter’s enrichment program and has been receiving daily workouts. She walks very well on a leash; understands sit, down, and place; and knows how to use agility equipment, including the cat walk, A-frame, and weave poles. She will need help with some resource-guarding issues and becoming comfortable with new people.
Yard requirements: A fenced yard is not necessary if she is walked, but it would be best to not have Diamond off-leash in a yard until she has become really comfortable with her new person or people.
Kids: She would prefer an adults-only home.
Dogs and cats: Diamond is not reactive to dogs while on-leash but does not socialize well with them. Not good with cats.
Health issues: An untreated hematoma in her right ear caused the cartilage to crinkle and partially block the ear canal, which can lead to infections if her ears are not regularly cleaned. She is also prone to skin allergies.
Her story: Diamond was surrendered in May of 2015 because she did not get along with the other dogs in her home.
Her ideal forever home: Diamond would do best as an only dog in a quiet, loving home with an experienced dog person or couple who will continue her training, build her trust, and help her blossom into the amazing companion she is meant to be.
Other details prospective adopters should know: Diamond is a shelter favorite because she is so silly and fun. She loves to drag her belly across the floor on walks and is very motivated by treats. She is getting better and better about having her ears cleaned.
Contact info: Call Jocelyn Lynch, email or visit aacspca.org.
A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.
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