Ariel's New Year resolution... A new bone and a warm sweater :) My foster mom says I get the sweater with the sequins to ring in the New Year as the shining star that I am. Plus, I think purple is my color. My New Year's resolution is to get better with my leash manners. Those squirrels really push my buttons! My trainer says I'm doing great! I just need more practice. Do you know anyone that likes parks and car rides and cuddle time on the sofa? Happy New Year! Xoxo, Ariel From Ariel's devoted Foster Mom: Ariel is our little sprite and she's been with us since the beginning of February. We've had several people meet her but, I think she has the black dog syndrome where people just look at her and see 'another black pittie.' For us, well•À%BD'•À%BD| We love her. She has been a wonderful little dog for us. She has a little white tux chest and painted white toes. She has soft doe eyes and likes human affection. She is very responsive to verbal commands, loves, loves, loves car rides, and would go for a walk/hike anytime, anywhere. She doesn't do well with small animals including bunnies, squirrels and cats but, we are working on trying to stay calm on our walks when we encounter them. She is crated for the day when we go to work and we have two dog walkers come throughout the day to let the dogs out in the back yard. My husband and I are gone from the house for about 12 hours which is why we arrange for two relief breaks for the dogs. I really think Ariel would be fine for 8 hours without a problem. Ariel likes to cuddle and loves attention but, she's not needy in any way. She is perfectly content on her doggie bed with a nice bone to chew and her favorite treat is a frozen peanut butter kong. She likes to play ball and doesn't mind sharing ball time with my other dog. I haven't met a single person that Ariel doesn't like. She seems to go up to anyone and ask for petting and rolls onto her back most times, begging for someone to rub her belly. When she sees other dogs she typically will whine and pull a little but, she does need time to trust other dogs before being able to play with them. She tends to overcorrect them when they get too close to her too fast. So, slow and structured introductions are a must for her. She lives with my other 4 large breed dogs, including two other female pit bulls. And, it took some time but now, her best friend is my 2 year old female pit. I have videos but, sometimes they don't go thru via email. Ariel is a very social dog and I think she would be up for going just about anywhere with you if you let her. She is a sweet soul that simply craves human affection. In the short time she's been with us, she has managed to wiggle her way into both my husband's and my own heart, as well as both of my dog walkers. Ariel walks fairly well on a leash, sits on command, and even if she is very excited, she melts into a leaning hug as soon as you reach to stroke her head and back. She is a a total sweetheart. Ariel is spayed, up to date on shots and microchipped. To meet her, please contact AmsterDog at 917 689 8414. Thanks for caring about a dog in need.