Young adulthood is weird. In our society, the late teens and early twenties typically bring with them a personal reckoning. Independence sings a siren song, pulling you into the new and strange. All you have ever known may come to be left behind. Learning to be your own version of yourself is terrifying, exhilarating, and brilliantly fun. Reese, this week’s Pet of the Week, is a young dog who has reached this turning point in her life.

At around two years old, Reese is almost all grown up, but her puppyhood was less than stellar. She was surrendered to the Animal Care Shelter for Kent County after changing hands from a backyard breeder, and for the first time in her short life, she is getting to experience the joys of un-motherhood. This includes tug-o-war, yummy treats, and clambering over the laps of any nearby humans who dared to sit down without paying attention to her. A paw to the kidney may not feel great, but you cannot stay mad at that face – one look at her smooth eyebrows and broad smile will have you grinning and scratching her ears. Her good looks do not end there. Reese is a stunning tricolor pit mix, and her hues are true to her name. From her creamy chest blaze and the white tips of her toes to the rich warm browns of her coat, this candy girl looks every bit like a delicious little peanut butter cup.

Due to her rocky adolescence, Reese would be happiest in a home as the solo canine sweetheart. And though she adores people of all kinds, her rambunctious play style calls for kids of a more durable age. She would thrive with a family that could continue her training and keep up her with sugar-high lifestyle.

Reese had a rough start. But a testament to her breed, she has maintained a bright outlook on life and a joyful love for people. It is time for her next great journey into her forever home. Her family will have the privilege to watch her grow into her true self, and follow as she lopes through life with a wiggly wag and a broad, sweet-toothed grin.

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