AMY BRACCO, Model
NAME: Pirate Rose
AGE: 1½ years
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN TOGETHER: ~15 months – she was only 15 pounds then!
TELL ME YOUR RESCUE STORY:
Pirate was dropped off at a kill shelter in Michigan when she was 6 weeks old because one of her eyes was defective and never fully developed. Animal Haven rescue, which is based out of New York City, heard that she was going to be put down and put her on a plane from Michigan to New York. My fiancé and I checked Animal Haven’s website frequently and he saw her photo and immediately fell in love. The only problem was my fiancé has been allergic to dogs in the past. We went down to meet her and miraculously he wasn’t allergic to her. We were worried that we weren’t ready for a dog but after the second visit we knew that we couldn’t live without her.
WHAT’S HER FAVORITE THING TO DO? She loves to sit at the top of the stairs, peek her head over the side and look down on everybody in the apt. She likes walks and is super social with other dogs and people. We take her on hikes upstate and she loves running ahead and jumping over logs and streams, then running back to us like a wild animal. She’s a great cuddler and gives lots of kisses (she’s trying to kiss me right now!)
SHE ALWAYS GETS IN TROUBLE FOR… pulling me on the leash when she gets excited about going to greet another dog She’s pretty strong now at 80 pounds! She also is not a fan of skateboards or razor scooters and she tries to chase them on our walks.
PIRATE ROSE IS SO SPOILED…she gets about 1000 kisses a day. She also gets to sleep on the bed with me when my fiancé is out of town. And when we leave her alone we play her classical music so she’s calm.
RESCUE ORGANIZATION OF CHOICE: Animal Haven Rescue
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