“Hi! I’m Bridgette – formerly known as Bridges from the nycacc.
I am a loving, affectionate and energetic 3 year old, 60 lb. pit mix who gets along so well with other dogs that I was given the coveted job of ‘Social Greeter Dog’ at the shelter! I helped make the other pups feel safe and comfortable and encouraged them to make the most of their few moments outdoors by playing with the rest of us.
I was very, very lucky to be saved by a foster family. According to them, I am simply wonderful… and that’s also what the shelter volunteers said about me so it must be true!
Not only do I get along with all dogs, but it’s been said I could even go to a home with dog-friendly cats. As long as they don’t run, I’m fine (because if they do, I think they want to play a game of chase and that is right up my alley!).
I love snuggling and am just as happy to lay in your arms as I am to enjoy the outdoors on a walk or on a hike, alone or with company. I’m just an easy-going, loves-everyone kind of girl. I am also house-trained and I even know basic commands.
I’m not sure why my former owners gave me up but it is believed I was bred and separated from my puppies and I try so hard to please everyone and be a really good girl.
Now, my foster family is hoping to find me a forever home, where I can experience what it’s like to be loved and cherished and feel secure that I will never end up in a shelter again.
Please ask for me – I promise I won’t let you down! Hope to meet you soon!”
Love, licks and kisses,
What the volunteers at the nycacc had to say about Bridgette:
“Bridges is really something special. She has pleading eyes, looks like she’s been a mom too many, and has adorable bunny rabbit ears. I wish I could tell you all of the stories I’m sure she has to tell, but I can only tell you the one where she steals my heart!
Turns out, she is a lap dog! As soon as I sit down she’ll make herself at home in my lap and diligently lick my face as if her motherly instincts are kicking in. If I’m standing, she isn’t jumpy or demanding, but follows me around
When we’ve encountered other dogs, Bridges has been calm and seems friendly; she’s even been used as a helper dog in playgroup. She seems to have house-training, walks nicely on leash, and responds to “sit”. Occasionally she seems a little lost, softly whimpering and looking around. There is a sadness about her, but it is contrasted by how comforted she is by company, and how extremely loving she is.”
Bridgette is spayed, microchipped, and up to date on all vaccinations.