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In shelter Dog

Torrington, CT, 06790
Pet name:
Pit Bull Terrier
Gray / Blue / Silver
Coat length:
Name: Cera
Why: The little Triceratops from Land Before Time! 
Nicknames: Squishface. Baby squish. Cera-bo-bera. Snuggy bear. Snuggs. Little Mamacita.
Breed: Pitbull/Platypus Mix
Age: ~ 7 years
Current Weight: ~ 35 pounds
Before OMD: Found as a stray and brought to the city shelter in need of some serious TLC. She was a medical hot mess express with horribly infected skin from long term neglect, multiple fractured teeth, and was very underweight.
Medical: Still a bit of a hot mess. Shes had a dental and her skin has healed up nicely, but her femoral heads are nowhere close to being in their sockets where they belong...basically, she has no hips. There is no surgery to be done, just pain management. She is not a candidate for hikes or high impact activity, and there is a possibility she may need a cart in the future (which, she will totally rock).
Descriptors: Goofy. Playful. Sassy. Stubborn. Super Smart. Curious. Lover. Protective.
Energy Level: Variable. Inside - complete slug until the doorbell rings. Outside - on full alert although she can only handle short walks. Cera’s back legs are bad, so she tires quickly.
Lap Dog Level: Low. No need to sit on you. If she’s next to you it’s a better angle for you to scratch her butt or rub her belly telling her how beautiful she is, after all.
What we love most: Her sploots. Her perfect, compact size. Her wonky tail wag when she’s excited.
What makes us laugh: She is just so squishy and silly. She loves when you squish her cheeks. Oh, and her gremlin bark.
Her favorite things: Car rides. FOOD! She will run and hop around the kitchen island when she knows you’re preparing her food. She has quite the healthy palate enjoying zucchini, broccoli, green beans, sweet potatoes, strawberries, bananas,and any piece of meat or cheese put in front of her. Just not kale. Anything butkale.
What she knows: Sit. Come. Stop. No. Ouch.
What she’s working on: Keeping her cool during play sessions.She can be a bit of a rough and intense player.
But also: She needs a minute to warm up to new people. She doesnt like her paws touched. She will snarl and snap...and we want you to keep your fingers.
Kids: Nah. See above.
Dogs: Sure! She loves to play and gets along beautifully with her foster siblings - shes stage 5 clinger with male dogs (especially the big boys). Heres the thing though...she doesnt have the best social skills when meeting new dogs. Her initial reaction to seeing other dogs is to lunge and bark. She gets overstimulated, and though her intentions are playful, other dogs may not perceive it as such. Net net: Would love to live with another dog, but they should be laid back and non-reactive to her initial greetings.
Cats: Unsure.
House-broken: She’s a professional. 100% housebroken and will ask to be let out.
Crate-trained: Perfection. She will sleep in her kennel all night without a peep. We don’t even bother to close the crate door anymore.

Cera is spayed, vaccinated, heartworm negative, and microchipped. Shes available for adoption to residents of Connecticut and surrounding states. If you are interested in adopting, please complete an application from
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  1. American Humane Association
  2. Peeva
  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
  4. Veterinary Information Network
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