This pretty girl is Andee. She's a 6 year old Pit Bull Terrier dog. Picked up as a stray, she had some broken teeth, trauma to her left eye, and skin problems. Rescued and vetted, Andee may be blind in one eye, but she's feeling much better thanks to the folks at Wayside Waifs in Kansas City, MO.
Here's her adoption message:
Hello there! I'm Andee, and I'm so happy you're reading about me! I don't want to be homeless anymore, and I'm dreaming of the day that someone very special will think I'm the perfect companion for them. In my dream, they hurry out to meet me, we fall in love and they take me home with them, love me and keep me safe forever! Can you imagine that?! That will be the very best day of my life and I think about it all the time! I'll tell you more about myself with the hope that this special person might be you!
I'm a 6 year old pit bull terrier mix, a beautiful tawny color with bright white markings. I'm very sweet and affectionate. Did I also mention that I have a big beautiful smile? That's what I've been told, and my smile seems to make my human friends here at Wayside smile too!
I was picked up as a stray in Grandview, MO, and brought to Wayside. I don't remember how I ended up getting lost and being homeless, but I do remember how scared and confusing it was! I was hungry and tired and didn't feel good, and I didn't know where to go for help. I'm so lucky that I ended up at Wayside and got the help I needed so much!
When I first got here, I was really sad and scared! I guess some bad things had happened to me that caused me to feel that way. I had a couple of broken teeth, I'd had a trauma to my left eye that caused me to lose my sight in that eye, and my skin really hurt all over! I don't like to think about those hard times now - they're all behind me! My skin is feeling so much better now, and my coat should be perfectly beautiful again very soon. I did have to have a couple of teeth removed but that's no big deal, and I'm learning to get around just fine in spite of my vision loss. My right eye is perfectly fine, and I still have a beautiful face! I'll just need a little time to get used to my new surroundings once I go home with my new family. I know they'll be patient while I get used to where things are!
Anyway, I'm not letting any of these little things keep me down now! After getting loving care from the folks at Wayside, I know there are people who really love me and want me to be happy! It didn't take me long to decide that I love everyone, and I'm rarely afraid anymore! I've even been called a "social butterfly!"
Now I'm looking for a home where I'll be loved as part of the family. I hope we can spend some time together every day for some exercise to keep me healthy and happy, maybe for a walk and some fresh air. I already know how to walk just great on a leash, and I'll be so proud and happy to walk along with my human! I also love affection, and I really enjoy a good massage or ear rub. Oh...and I give the VERY best kisses ever!
I am a very smart girl, and know my "sit", "down" and "shake" commands. I love to show off for you, and will show you my big smile when I know I've done what you wanted! There are so many other things I can learn, and the staff here recommends the positive reinforcement method for teaching me those things. That's when you reward me with praise and healthy treats when I've been a good girl. That gives me confidence and builds trust between us, and I'll be sure to repeat the good behavior once I know what pleases you.
I think I'm at least partially housebroken because I know to potty as soon as I go outside and I try to keep my kennel clean, but please be patient with me once we get home. I will need time to adjust to my new environment and your schedule. I promise I'll try my best once I know what's expected of me.
For now, it would be best if I go to a home with no kids under 5, since I sometimes get a little jumpy with excitement and that might be too much for a small child. I wouldn't want to knock one of the little darlings over! I will need to meet all new family members, including dogs, before we go home just to make sure we'll all get along once we get there.
Do you think you might need a sweet, loving gal like me in your life? We could do so many fun things together! If you think it might work out between us, I promise to love you with all my heart and make you smile every day! Please come to meet me and you'll see how totally irresistible I am! I'll be watching for you at my kennel door!
Have a look at Andee's adoption video, then give Wayside Waifs a call at 816-761-8151. Andee is available for adoption for the reduced fee of $25 and her animal ID number is 23152857
Wayside Waifs is Kansas City’s largest no-kill animal shelter. They are an independent, 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit humane society and animal welfare organization established in 1944. Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City, placing over 5,400 animals each year in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City's no-kill community.
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