Phone number: 9165026502
Pet’s Location: 94806
Pet’s Species: Dog
Pet’s Name: Stormi
Pet’s Breed: Pit bull terrier mix
Pet’s Color: Tan and white
Pet’s Weight/Size 50lb
Pet’s Age: 2 years
Pet’s Sex: Female
About the animal:
Stormi was found alone, shivering in the rain under a bush in San Jose at 6 months old in December 2022. She was adopted in January 2023, becoming part of a happy family with a young couple and their large dog.
The dogs did well most of the time and loved to play. However, the family’s other dog wasn’t always keen on Stormi, with the resident dog initiating fights. While her family loves her dearly, they made the difficult decision to rehome her for her mental and physical well-being.
Stormi is 1.5 years old, about 50 pounds, and still has puppy energy, but is a sweet cuddle bug as well. She loves to play with toys, especially playing tug, but will also happily gnaw on a chew toy. She loves to de-stuffy soft toys (gotta get that squeaker!). She adores adventures and will run her little heart out at the park. She’s a big fan of chasing anything you throw, but she can’t promise she’ll bring them back. (Bonus: That means you get your steps in too!)
If given the opportunity, Stormi would likely love and excel at agility courses-she’s smart as a whip and learns quickly.
Stormi is a lover and snuggler who always wants to be with you, freely giving kisses at every opportunity. She loves to be on the couch with her humans but will also chill in her doggy bed for naps.
Stormi’s mom took her to work several times a week. Stormi loved getting to say hi to all her coworkers. Stormi was so happy to be in the office that she sometimes gave folks sneaky elbow licks or demanded pets and love.
She would love to have a backyard, but has made do with a small outdoor courtyard. She will do best if she has free access to an outdoor space to go potty. She can hold it for several hours but has a small bladder and needs to go out frequently.
Stormi loves people and warms up quickly, but given her rough start in life, Stormi prefers greeting new people on her terms. She does best when ignored and allowed to sniff, choosing for herself when she wants pets or attention. (We get you, Stormi-personal space is personal space!) Once she’s decided to be friends, Stormi is friends forever.
Stormi is crate trained and very food motivated. She’ll do just about anything for a treat. She has some training and can sit, lay down, get in to heel position, load up (into the car), get off, back it up, get out (of a room); she is working on wait, stay, come, on your bed, and heel. Stormi still pulls on leash and needs someone who can work with her on leash manners as well as other skills.
Storni loves people and other dogs, and despite the scraps with her dog brother, has been fostered in a home with many resident dogs and numerous doggy visitors as her fosterer runs doggy day care and boarding out of his home. Stormi has been great with all the other dogs and has had no incidents while in foster. She has been great with the resident cat at foster in the house, but when outside is prone to chase cats. Stormi has met older kids and does fine, and for the first 2-3 weeks after being rescued lived in a home with teenagers, but otherwise has not lived with kids. She would likely do fine in a house with older kids.
Stormi is healthy, spayed, and up to date on all her shots. She has several scars from the fights she got in with her dog brother. Stormi gets very anxious at the vet, so she takes anti-anxiety medication several hours before a vet visit and wears a muzzle in the clinic.
Stormi is an amazing, and beautiful, dog who is a lovebug through and through. She generally has two modes: high energy chaos monster and crashed out cuddle bug who just wants to lay near you. She wears her heart on her sleeve, or rather her face in the form of her heart shaped nose. Stormi is hoping you will take her home and let her love you and be loved furever.