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ID: 48535
Breed: Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix
Sex: Female
Age: 4 years
Weight: 48 lbs
Location: Foster Home

Nessie will take a little time to warm up to you, but once she does you will be her best friend. She will always greet you with enthusiasm the second you walk in the door. Nessie LOVES belly rubs and being with you. If you are lounging then she will calmly sit with you; if you want to go for a walk or play, she is in. Nessie's ideal living situation would be a quiet house with someone who works remotely or spends a lot of time at home. She is house trained and super gentle. Even when you are giving her food or a treat, she will always be very careful taking it from your hand. Sometimes she is timid, but never aggressive or snappy. She walks pretty well on a leash and prefers shorter walks. She likes other dogs and wouldn't mind if you had another pet at home. I am living in a San Antonio Pets Alive! foster home. By adopting me, you not only give me a new leash on life; you also save the life of an additional pet who can be rescued from euthanasia and placed in foster care. If you are interested in adopting me, please email with my name and ID#. Please allow up to 24 hours to respond, as all fosters work on a volunteer basis. To find out how you can get involved and help turn San Antonio into a no-kill city, please visit