Gender: Female
Breed: Blue Lacy/Pit Bull mix
Age: 6-7 years
Weight: 52 lb

Hi, I'm Gurtie, and I'm a very special girl! I was found roaming the streets of Florida in February and was soon after taken in by a foster family that was temporarily living in Florida. I immediately stole their hearts with my wittiness and affection and ability to snuggle for hours on end, and when it was time for them to leave Florida they couldn’t bear to take me back to the shelter, so they drove me 1,200 miles to Austin where I was taken in by New Hope Animal Rescue. I am probably the cuddliest dog you will ever meet (though I won't get in your face and lick you when you're trying to tie your shoes) and have no problem making myself comfortable in a crate, on my back, or on your lap! I am currently fostered with other dogs.

Gurtie has a heart of gold and falls in love with every human she meets. She is 6-7 years old, weighs 52 pounds and is spayed and up-to-date on vaccinations. She recently took an eight-week obedience training course and has mastered all the basic commands (sit, down, stay, wait), can heel for up to five minutes, and will sit in the same spot for five minutes as well as lay down in the same spot for 10 minutes on command. She also walks perfectly on the leash (no pulling!) and is an amazing listener -- I continue to be impressed by her loyalty! Her favorite things are butt scratches, hunting for geckos, chilling on my paddleboard, long walks/runs and car rides, and her very favorite is couch cuddles on any belly she can find at any time of day. She is such a funny girl with so much love to give, and it's clear why her first foster family couldn’t let that go to waste. She is going to make someone very happy.

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