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Keesha

Keesha's words - (Keesha - Pitbull/Collie X - 3 years)

 

I’m a lover, not a fighter. I’m a kisser, not a biter.

Do you know what someone told me here? They said that the media sometimes likes to portray us goofy and sensitive pitties as aggressive! Aggressive.....how silly is that?! Surely everyone knows by now that a dog's behaviour is a reflection of their humans influence? I’ll tell you something...us pitbulls are the biggest lapdogs going! So can you believe, because of our looks, that it’s incredibly difficult for my breed to find homes if we end up in a rescue shelter? That seems really unfair to me, to judge someone based on their looks alone rather than their personality. And personality....well, just wait until you get to know mine! ;)

Indoor Keesha: Well when I’m indoors, I’m the most perfect girl you could ever find! I’m super, super smiley! I just love people and my tail never, ever stops wagging when I’m around you lovely humans. I’m used to a family home so I just want to cuddle and play with the humans all day long. I love a good game of Tug of War or Fetch and I nearly always win! I love showing off my toys to my humans! I am house-trained, gentle and I love giving my paw as I know you humans love that. I can sit, heel and more. I’m also happy to just chill out in bed too whenever you ask me to go there. I’m extremely intelligent and will need someone who will keep my sharp brain stimulated and won’t leave me alone for long periods. Maybe we could do some agility training together???

Outdoor Keesha: Ok, so it here goes. I’m going to be truthful and explain why I still haven’t found a forever home yet. You see....anything that moves; a bird, a cat, sheep even a donkey in the distance and whoosh....I’m gone! Once something catches my eye, that’s it, I can’t help it but I just have a powerful urge to chase it. You see, just imagine the chase instinct of a collie wrapped up in the strength of a pittie and that’s me. As well as my high prey drive, I’m not used to other dogs so I tend to react quite badly sometimes when I come across them. This rules me out for living in town and enjoying long walks on the prom. I will need to live somewhere quiet with Keesha proof fencing so I can’t go chasing anything. I am also really strong when I’m on the lead so I will need someone who is physically able to handle that and is also willing to put work into helping me improve on it.

So that’s it. Even with my issues, do you think you could still love me? The people here are caring but I get severe, painful pangs of loneliness each time they put me back in my kennel. As fine and all as it is here, it’s no substitute for having a human of my own to love and cherish every single day. I’m looking for a fun (because I’m quite the messer myself!) and active, plus strictly pet-free home. It’s absolutely crucial that I find someone who has had previous experience dealing with a strong, reactive dog.

I know my criteria is very specific so I understand I’m not for everyone. If we are a match, it won't take me long to make myself perfectly comfortable in your world. And when I clumsily make my way onto your lap, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without me!!!!

All about me

  • Name: Keesha
  • Gender: Female
  • Approx. age: 3 years
  • Breed: Pitbull X Collie
  • Description: Keesha's words - (Keesha - Pitbull/Collie X - 3 years) I’m a lover, not a fighter. I’m a kisser, not a biter. Do you know what someone told me here? They said that the media sometimes likes to portray us goofy and sensitive pitties as aggressive! Aggressive.....how silly is that?! Surely everyone knows by now that a dog's behaviour is a reflection of their humans influence? I’ll tell you something...us pitbulls are the biggest lapdogs going! So can you believe, because of our looks, that it’s incredibly difficult for my breed to find homes if we end up in a rescue shelter? That seems really unfair to me, to judge someone based on their looks alone rather than their personality. And personality....well, just wait until you get to know mine! ;) Indoor Keesha: Well when I’m indoors, I’m the most perfect girl you could ever find! I’m super, super smiley! I just love people and my tail never, ever stops wagging when I’m around you lovely humans. I’m used to a family home so I just want to cuddle and play with the humans all day long. I love a good game of Tug of War or Fetch and I nearly always win! I love showing off my toys to my humans! I am house-trained, gentle and I love giving my paw as I know you humans love that. I can sit, heel and more. I’m also happy to just chill out in bed too whenever you ask me to go there. I’m extremely intelligent and will need someone who will keep my sharp brain stimulated and won’t leave me alone for long periods. Maybe we could do some agility training together??? Outdoor Keesha: Ok, so it here goes. I’m going to be truthful and explain why I still haven’t found a forever home yet. You see....anything that moves; a bird, a cat, sheep even a donkey in the distance and whoosh....I’m gone! Once something catches my eye, that’s it, I can’t help it but I just have a powerful urge to chase it. You see, just imagine the chase instinct of a collie wrapped up in the strength of a pittie and that’s me. As well as my high prey drive, I’m not used to other dogs so I tend to react quite badly sometimes when I come across them. This rules me out for living in town and enjoying long walks on the prom. I will need to live somewhere quiet with Keesha proof fencing so I can’t go chasing anything. I am also really strong when I’m on the lead so I will need someone who is physically able to handle that and is also willing to put work into helping me improve on it. So that’s it. Even with my issues, do you think you could still love me? The people here are caring but I get severe, painful pangs of loneliness each time they put me back in my kennel. As fine and all as it is here, it’s no substitute for having a human of my own to love and cherish every single day. I’m looking for a fun (because I’m quite the messer myself!) and active, plus strictly pet-free home. It’s absolutely crucial that I find someone who has had previous experience dealing with a strong, reactive dog. I know my criteria is very specific so I understand I’m not for everyone. If we are a match, it won't take me long to make myself perfectly comfortable in your world. And when I clumsily make my way onto your lap, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without me!!!!
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