About Nutter Butter
- Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
- Adoption Fee: 250
- Species: Dog
- Rescue ID: D210019
- General Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
- Color: Bicolor
- Potential Size: 22 Pounds
- Current Age: 1 Year 9 Months (best estimate)
Nutter was in a happy, loving home for a year but, it turns out, she's not good with small furry critters (chinchilla) and isn't very nice to the kitties in the home either. Nutter is looking for a forever family where doggies are the only furry creature in the home!
A note from Nutter's previous family: Nut does well with other dogs, both large and small. She is extremely friendly with everyone. She loves adventuring and would benefit from an active family. She loves to snuggle under blankets and getting her teeth brushed. She loves going kayaking with a life vest and going for hikes and car rides. Nut is extremely intellegent and has some commands that may benefit her future forever family. Nut is trained to sit inside of her kennel and to wait to be released before she can eat from her puzzle bowl. We use "okay" or "okay go" as the command. If she attempts to lunge early we say "uh-uh wait" and she'll sit still and wait. She is made to sit still before being let out of her kennel and to sit before we open any doors for her - either to let her outside or let her back in. She was potty trained using a bell hanging from the door handle and will hit that with her nose to ask for the door.
If you are interested in meeting Nut, please complete an adoption application.
Nut's bio from 1 year ago: We'd like to begin by saying that photos do NOT do this cutie justice!! Nutter Butter truly looks like a Chihuahua (perhaps even dachshund) mixed with a Pitbull. She has short legs, a long body and, at only 3 months old, already weighs 12 pounds. We're guessing she'll be around 20 pounds as an adult but, as always, it's impossible to know for certain so, if size is critical to you, she may not be the best choice.
Nutter Butter is a confident, fun-loving, playful, cuddly, spunky, energetic, outgoing and affectionate young girl. She loves everyone she meets, humans and dogs alike! She loves to wrestle and romp with her doggie foster siblings, but she's also respectful of the more standoffish dogs. Nutter Butter enjoys playing with her squeak toys and chomping on bones/antlers, and she spends lots of time on her humans laps, as well. She is working on her crate and house training, and will require a home that is patient and dedicated to this process. Nutter also requires a house with a yard.
A note from foster mom: Nutter Butter is just like her name - silly and sweet! She loves everyone! Kids, adults and dogs! She is a live-in-the-moment kind of gal, so she doesn't get nervous in new situations and is happy to be passed from lap to lap! She love her toys, especially plush squeaky ones, and she is happy to share them with her foster brothers and sisters. She is absolute joy and melts the hearts of everyone she meets! Oh, and did you see those green eyes???
Update June 2021: Nutter Butter is now almost 6 months old and has moved onto another foster home. Nutter, or "Nut," as her current foster mom appropriately calls her, is still the life of the party. She is a high energy girl who plays hard and then crashes hard, preferably in her human's lap! Nut is a strong minded and intelligent girl who needs a strong, consistent leader. Nut, like the smart and mischievous girl she is, likes to test the boundaries; if the rules of the house are clearly communicated and enforced, Nut is eager to please and obedient. Nut would very much enjoy a household with an active and hearty doggie playmate, or active (and hearty ) human playmates. Oh, and Nutter loves a good game of fetch and a splash in the kiddie pool.
Please note: socializing dogs, especially young dogs, is critical to their development. Puppies need to have positive experiences with new people, places, sounds, dogs on a WEEKLY basis to ensure they do not grow into insecure, fearful or even aggressive adult dogs. Please consider this when adopting during this pandemic. Socialization is currently more difficult, but it isn't any less important, so please be sure you can fulfill this need in a new dog before committing to adopt.
If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application. We will only be able to email those applicants that are approved to schedule a meet and greet. Thank you in advance for your understanding if you don't hear back from us regarding your application.