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SookieRescue Me ID: 19-12-16-00240

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About Sookie

Adoption Fee: $50
Pit Bull
Age: Puppy
Sex: Female

Sookie would be happiest in a single dog household without small children. She is super shy at first but is a cuddle bug who just wants attention and affection that she does NOT have to share! She has been known to demonstrate aggression toward other dogs, mainly male dogs. She has also been known to growl at small children though, it is not clear whether the other dogs were a contributing factor in the two instances where she growled at a small child. Please read full backround for more information. Background: At the end of August, a friend reached out to me asking if we would be interested in taking on a pitty pup. She said the dog belonged to a customer of hers who was moving and could not take her with her. She had already taken possession of the puppy (Ahsoka) from her customer with the intent of keeping her but unfortunately she did not get along with her older dog so she needed to be rehomed. We agreed to meet her and keep her so long as she got along with our animals. Upon meeting, everything went great. In fact, the first month or two went great! We renamed her Sookie (our two kids could not not pronounce Ahsoka). Then we started to see a different side of her. She started to show a jealous side, first toward the other dogs, then toward my four year old daughter. The jealousy with the other dogs only occurs if she is receiving human attention and one of the other dogs walks over wanting attention, in which case she goes into attack mode and literally goes after the other dog. The jealousy toward my daughter only occurred twice when Sookie was laying on the couch and my daughter approached to lay/sit on the couch, in which case she growled at her. Outside of the two couch instances, she gets along great with my children. I am not 100% sure if the 2 instances were even directly related to the child or if one of the other dogs was in the area and caused the issue. She has never ever had any issues with my 12 year old. When the aggression first started, sometime in late October, we took to social media in an attempt to re-home her. We found a perfect home with an older couple who did not have small children but did have an older 'submissive' male dog. Within 2 hours of them arriving at their home with Sookie, they called saying she 'viciously attacked' their dog and were on their way back with her. I have never witnessed anything from Sookie that I would consider 'vicious' prior to or since the alleged altercation but the situation definitely has me on high alert with keeping a close eye on her with my two dogs and children. At this point, I am 7.5 months pregnant and afraid to bring an infant into the household with a dog that I am not sure that I can trust. I firmly believe that she needs to be in a home with no other dogs and no small children. Or, maybe she just needs extensive training that I simply cannot provide. She truly is a sweet girl, loves to cuddle and has a great temperament (outside of the few things I've mentioned). She is neutered, micro-chipped and up to date on all shots. I can provide all vet paperwork in my possession. She is housebroken, crate trained and knows several commands from obedience training taken at PetSmart. She absolutely LOVES to be outside, though she IS a digger. According to our vet, she is a 'blue brindle' Pitbull around 11 months old (she lost her puppy k9s at the beginning of September).

Kent County
Clayton, Delaware


  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Average Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Aggressive
  • Fearful/Anxious

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