Jennybug


American Staffordshire Terrier
Picture of Jennybug, a female American Staffordshire Terrier

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Home:Clovis, NM  
Age: 3 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
 Energy 
sleepyenergetic
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Friendliness 
aggressiveaffectionate
 
 Playfulness 
not playfulvery playful
 
 Disposition 
anxiouscalm
 

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-disabled -dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
June 22nd 2011

Birthday:
March 22nd 2011

Likes:
She loves vanilla cookies.

Pet-Peeves:
Many things scare her...in fact, almost everything does.

Favorite Toy:
She loves teddy bears.

Favorite Food:
She will eat anything, but she has a soft spot for cookies and marshmallows.

Favorite Walk:
It isn't safe to walk her in our neighborhood. :(

Best Tricks:
She has learned how to sit, but only for a few seconds at a time.

Arrival Story:
Jennybug was born to backyard breeders in the poor part of the town where I live. As a very young puppy, she was put in my neighbor's care (a man with a long history of mental retardation and drug use). To make a long story short, Jennybug belonged to the little boy of a woman who had recently become homeless. The father/husband had died and left the family with nothing. Jennybug and another dog were left with my neighbor, as the family could find no one else willing to take the dogs in (one dog was a large German Shepherd/Wolf mix). Jennybug and Loco were left in a backyard with a makeshift fence, a backyard filled with trash and a leaking sewer, both day and night with almost no human interaction. Loco (the Shepherd/Wolf) had been there close to a year, chained to a tree, with no clean water (just the leaking sewer line), and little food. He was left outside without shelter in heat that soared above a hundred degrees and cold that fell to ten below. When it rained, there was cold, mud, and when it hailed, there was blood. When it snowed, there was nowhere dry to go. The puppy was brought into these conditions. Sometimes, the neighborhood kids would come by and play with her, but it was rough, abusive play (this was a bad part of town), and the only other human contact she received came at the short end of the man's temper. Day after day, I listened to him yelling at the dogs, calling them vulgar names, and more than once, I heard the puppy yelping and crying. This went on for several weeks until the two dogs managed to escape and went loose. The man became enraged, and their capture meant being beaten and starved. Once the dogs figured out how to escape, they began to do so on a daily basis, each time leading to more violent behavior from the man... until one day, when I witnessed him taking a shovel to the two dogs. He was yelling at the top of his lungs, chasing them, cursing, kicking them, violently throwing Jennybug around, and beating both of the dogs. I was afraid he would kill them. So, I took my savings and offered it in exchange for their lives. The man contacted the woman and her children; they came to collect the money, and the dogs were mine. I found a wonderful home for Loco (aka Jericho) where he would be an indoor dog, loved and spoiled, and raised in a family. Jennybug, despite being only twelve weeks old at the time, proved to be unadoptable. As time passed, it became increasingly clear that she would continue to struggle with issues from being abused and not being properly socialized. So, I kept her, and I love her. Every day is one more little step...

Forums Motto:
Jennybug - Given a second chance at life

I've Been On Dogster Since:
December 4th 2011 More than 2 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Dogster Id:
1220711


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