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American Pit Bull Terrier  : :  Female (spayed)  : :  Adult  : :  Medium

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Name/Nicknames: Tallulah, Tally Toes, Toes, Tally Ho, Tallulah "Pigeon Toes" Bell

How did I get to ARLP: I was found on a property in Florida where officers had come to retrieve stolen property. I was found with 34 other dogs. It was apparent to the officers that we were being bred and trained to fight. You can read more about that here: Once we were all seized and impounded we then endured more abuse Then, thank goodness, some pit bull friends were called to come to Florida and evaluate us. When they saw how awesome I was they set about finding a rescue to take me in. They emailed the ARLP ladies and even included video coverage of my cuteness. Well it worked because here I am! On a side note: It was too hot to fly to Minnesota from Florida when it was determined that I was coming here. I spent almost three months with another shelter until it cooled off enough for me to travel. They took very good care of me. I am very thankful for these ladies who loved me and fed me for a spell before sending me on my way to my new life in the north.

Hobbies: Chewing!!!! I really really really love to do this.  Really!  I love to chew Nylabones, Kongs, cardboard (boy do I love cardboard paper towel rolls!) and, well, basically, anything I can get my teeth on.  I am also learning, and pretty quickly, what I can and cannot chew.  Shoes, no, stuffies, yes.  Oh, I also love love love to go for walks, oh, oh and jumping! I am good at it too.  I would probably be good at a number of fun doggie activities, once I get my manners and coordination down- I can be a teensy, weensy bit klutzy, sometimes.

Tricks/Commands: I know sit, off, no, and I am working on stay and come as well as a whole lot of other neat things at Rott n’ Pit Ed.  I am smart as a whip so I am quick to learn and love to go to my training class with my training buddy Julie. Soon, with a little work, I will shine.

Crate Trained: Yes, this one was an easy trick for me

Potty Trained: Yes
Size in pounds: 40 lbs

Activity Level: I am a firecracker!!!  I might be a squirt but I pack a love punch. I will love to do whatever you do. I will walk with you, hike with you, play tug with you, spring around, and pretty much anything ACTIVE.  I am a dog on the go and really love to keep my momentum going. I will definitely keep you on your toes. Mostly I am fun and will make you laugh. But don’t worry, at the end of a fun day of play I love nothing more than to crawl into your lap and snuggle under your chin. I am the best cuddler EVER!

Fun things I do: OMG, you have to see me run.  No, seriously, I have been told it is funniest thing in evah.  When run I guess I kinda drag my bottom half a little.  Yeah, my bum is so low that it looks like it is on the ground, but I can really get going.  I find this is an essential posture to get my pittie zoom on. Oh man, I cannot wait for you to see it!

I am working on: Manners, you see the thing is I love people and I love attention.  When they say that pit bulls are sluts, well, um, ya I guess I am. When I see people I try to get their attention by doing all sorts of funny things.  How can they resist? I am working really hard on being a well behaved lil pittie, and I am coming along nicely. That way I can suck more people in with my sweetness.

Socialization/who I currently live with: I live with my foster mom and dad as well as two pit bulls and Rottie foster siblings. I am really dog social and love to play. Like a lot of pitties, and I can be a bit pushy about it. The only thing I don’t like to do with other dogs is share. No communal toy fests or meals for me thank you very much. My Auntie Lara thinks that given time, when I realize I will always have enough food and toys, this will change.

Here is some video of me playing with my friend and ARLP alum Penny:

Much like any adult dog Tallulah is good with most dogs but not all dogs.

About Tallulah

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 200.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: 10-0051
  • General Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Current Size: 40 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 40 Pounds
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: No
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Has Basic Training
  • Exercise Needs: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Tallulah

Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Quiet, Does Good in the Car, Does not require a yard, Leashtrained, Cratetrained, Plays fetch, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Goofy

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