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SukiRescue Me ID: 22-10-27-00302

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About Suki

Adoption Fee: $50
American Staffordshire Terrier mix
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Female

Suki is a sweet 3 y/o 50-lb pitbull with a lot of love to give. I adopted her from the San Diego Humane Society a couple months ago and sadly am looking to rehome her because my living situation is not compatible with her needs. She was found on the street by a good samaritan, so there is very little background on her. Suki is... - Spayed - Up to date on vaccines (I have all the paperwork) - Super friendly and loveable with humans - Very smart - she learns new skills/tricks quickly and loves to learn. - A cuddler! - Obedient, for the most part (i.e. she stays off furniture, comes when called, listens when told to leave something alone. - Potty-trained. I live in an apartment so she goes potty when we go on walks. - Crate-trained - Suki feels comfortable in her crate to sleep and nap in. She can still get anxious after about 1 hour in there, so it still needs some work but is well on the way. - Non-destructive. Suki does not chew or destroy anything, even when left home alone. Disclosure: I left her home for about 4 hours once and she was distressed thinking I had left her forever, and clawed at the door leaving marks. It was fixable, but you should make sure she's comfortable with you leaving before leaving her out of the kennel at home for extended periods. - Knows many commands, including but not limited to: Sit, Wait (same as stay), Come, Lay Down, Step Step (step into the harness), Easy Easy (same as heel), Whisper (no bark), Leave it, Turn turn (turn around while on a walk), Drop it (when playing fetch) - A bit anxious, and this is where a new home comes in: Suki has some separation anxiety, so she needs to be trained to be comfortable without her owner and home alone. If I leave for more than 2 hours I bring Suki to stay with a friend, as she will get anxious and think that I am not coming back. My situation is a bit different because I have to keep Suki in a crate when I leave, so she cannot roam the apartment freely. Suki is dog reactive - We do not know about Suki's past, but she is reactive towards other dogs and has exhibited aggressive behavior. While she has improved and often will walk away from dogs when directed to, she will still sometimes be overwhelmed and bark while lunging at a dog. She is always leashed, but she can pull and is very strong, so needs to be held well. I feel confident that she can be trained to get over this reactivity (we are taking training classes now, and should someone want to take her in the overlap they could continue them), however, I don't have the time/resources/right location to give her the full care that she needs. I have begun to try socializing Suki slowly, and she is curious about dogs but also tense and potentially aggressive, so she is only doing so with a muzzle on moving forward (to protect other dogs from bites) Ideally, Suki will go to a home with a person or family who has the time and willingness to ensure Suki is comfortable and knows she's safe, and to continue her dog reactivity training. She would do great in a house with a yard so she does not run into dogs every time she leaves home, however, if you live in an apartment and work from home or are home often, that would work great as well! I really believe she can be the perfect dog for someone once she is fully trained, she just hasn't been given the best chances in life and clearly was never socialized. Please feel free to message me with questions, I'm looking to put Suki in the best situation to fit her needs!

San Diego County
San Diego, California


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


  • Average Energy
  • Somewhat Dominant


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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