It has been written that in the early part of the 1900’s the Pit Bull Dog was known as the “Nanny Dog”. There is plenty of controversy over whether that is true. It is a fact that the pit bull is the most faithful and loving dog of any breed, especially with children. In temperance tests given by the American Temperance Test Society, the pit bull rated as the second MOST TOLERANT.
Diamond is a 3yr old pit bull terrier at The Humane Society of Kent County in need of a home before the holidays. She is a prime example of a dog that could easily have been a “Nanny Dog”. She has a great temperance around all people. She never growls at strangers and she is sweet and gentle around kids. She literally just wants to be a quiet part of whatever you are doing. She loves to take leisurely strolls, walking nicely next to you on the leash. Playing a game of fetch always makes her happy. But sitting and snuggling with a person trumps all!
Diamond does have a strong “small prey” drive, so she cannot live in a home with guinea pigs or cats. And truth be told, she does not care for the company of other dogs. She clearly wants to be the only family pet. Offering love, loyalty, and emotional support to people is definitely this dog’s calling.
If you are considering fostering or adopting a new family member, please come meet Diamond at HSKC.
Give her the chance to go home and make your Christmas a little brighter!
Written by: Julie Neukam, Animal Care Supervisor/Photo Credit: JP Hooker, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator