Java Chip

Jack Russell Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier
Picture of Java Chip, a female Jack Russell Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier

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Age: 9 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-pound dog

Gotcha Date:
January 19th 2011

January 19th 2008

Stuffed animals that squeak

small dogs and people that don't want to scratch her

Favorite Toy:
mini soccer ball from PetSmart

Favorite Food:
baked chicken

Favorite Walk:
down to the local park where her good friend Miki plays

Best Tricks:
she walks on her hind legs

Arrival Story:
My daughter and I were "potentially" looking for a dog, since our family cat, Tigger, had just passed away in September. I absolutely believe in adopting, so one day my boyfriend and I decided to stop by the local shelter. I was there to get a feel for the dog we would one day get... and then there was Java. Sweet, gentle, no named dog with big brown eyes... but she was a pit mix. I asked the volunteer if we could meet with her and she was so excited to get out of the cage, that she really just wanted to explore. I don't know why, but I knew she was our dog. I sent a picture to my daughter and she loved her too. I had no extra money, so I pulled all my money together and stood in line at the shelter for an hour to adopt her. I even begged them to take the pit bull piece off her paperwork so that I could take her home. She was all of 21 pounds after all. After 15 minutes of me begging, they finally agreed to replace it with Staffordshire. It's a loop hole. Anyway, so we had to wait for her to get spayed, but we prepared the apartment for her arrival. On Wednesday, I left work early to go pick her up and she was shaking. I took her home and let her do her thing so that we didn't overwhelm her. She was so quiet and sad and scared that I was beginning to worry. I stayed home from work Thursday and Friday to be with her and took her to her first doctor's appointment. That weekend, she started to cough a lot, she hadn't eaten at all and hadn't drank at all. Monday we took her in to the vet... and every week after that for 6 weeks. She had pneumonia and kennel cough... great. Some people were telling me to take her back. How could I? Well, it broke me, but 2,000 dollars later, she is healthy and happy and now, 6 months later, she's an irreplacable part of our family :). Glad we hung on to her and did what we had to do!

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August 5th 2011 More than 5 years!

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