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Please contact SSRR (Adoptions@southernstatesrescuedrottweilers.org) for more information about this pet.
SSRR provides FREE transport to our approved adopters.
Ava is a very sweet, lovable and goofy rottweiler. She is a 65lb, 7 year young Southern farm girl who is currently living in the suburbs of Northern Virginia. She has a 6.5 year old male rottweiler who she is roommates with and gets along great with him. Ava has met a couple large dogs in our neighborhood and has done well with them. No small dogs, cats, female dogs or small farm animals for this girl.
Ava has also met quite a few children, both in our neighborhood as well as on our hiking adventures, and she, at first, will be timid but with encouragement she warms up quickly and is happy to get attention. New situations and people can be a little overwhelming but Ava is able to work with her environment and adapt to it.
Ava walks wonderfully on a leash and rides well in the car! She loves going on walks and hikes, wrestling with her foster brother or just hanging out on the sofa with her human. When inside, Ava is a low key, couch potato and she is either napping or following me everywhere. She really LOVES being around her human. When I first started fostering Ava she would counter surf but accepts correction and has not done it since our first week together. To prevent any temptations all food should be kept out of her reach. She knows to stay out of the kitchen while I am cooking and if she forgets a simple command of 'out of the kitchen' will remind her of where she needs to be.
Ava has no food aggression and is fed on the opposite wall of my male. She knows the command, 'go to your bowl', which is very handy when feeding multiple dogs, and will go stand (or twirl around in excitement) by her feeding station. She is very treat motivated therefore easily trained. I am able to take toys away from her and she has not displayed any resource guarding behavior with me. She will not let my male take toys from her but does not react aggressively if he is near her when she is playing. She will just take her toy elsewhere.
Ava is house-trained and crate-trained. She spends her days in the crate while I am at work only because my male can be grumpy. I have gated her for short periods of time in a small room off of my kitchen, when I am out running errands, but that has been a little overwhelming for her. She will need a slow transition to being allowed free reign of the house when no one is home.
She knows basic commands such as 'sit', 'stay' and 'come'. When Ava gets very excited she will jump up on you but will take correction very well. She has made marked improvements since coming into our home and this behavior has decreased. Ava is an expert cuddler and lives to snuggle up to you on the sofa or the bed and I often times find myself using her as a pillow. She allows me to handle her ears, mouth, paws and all over her body with absolutely no issues. I am able to brush her as well as trim her nails with ease.
If you would like to give Ava her furever home please fill out an adoption application!
Step 1: Please complete the adoption application in full; incomplete applications WILL NOT BE PROCESSED
Step 2: Our Lead Adoption Coordinator will contact you and confirm your application has been received (please use our Contact Us form if you have not gotten a response within 7 days).
Step 3: After you have received confirmation from our Lead Adoption Coordinator, your application will then be forwarded to communicate with one of our Adoption Coordinators. The Adoption Coordinator is your point of contact during the adoption process,
Step 4: Once the Adoption Coordinator has finished processing your application, a volunteer will be selected to contact you to schedule a home visit. Home visits allow us to see where the dog will live, discuss any questions you have and review our adoption contract.
Step 5: Once the application process is completed, the adoption package goes to the board of directors for a 24 hour review.
SSRR is very serious about the homes our dogs are placed in and want to ensure they never end up homeless again. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com . Thank you for your interest in adopting a rescued Rottweiler!
If you are interested in adopting this Rottweiler, please fill out an Adoption Application today.