Hula at a Glance

  • Location: Chicago, IL 60625
  • Age: Apx 4 Years (Est DOB: January 2013)
  • Weight: 60 lbs
  • Gender: Female
  • Breed: Pit Bull Mix
  • Kids: Yes
  • Dogs: No
  • Cats: No

Hula’s Story


History:  Hula was a stray that found herself at animal control. When Hula turned up at animal control it was clear she had just had a litter, and that it was not her first.  We have a strong suspicion that Hula was used as a cash cow for a backyard breeder.  Thankfully she does not appear to have been kept outside.  We think she was kept in a kennel in the garage/basement.

About:   You must have a sense of humor to adopt Hula.  She’s a great dog, but she has a streak of naughty that will drive you crazy if you don’t find it funny.  Here are a few examples of things you have to find funny to appreciate Hula: when she eats your pepper plants 6 hours after you planted them, when you leave a cantaloupe a hair too close to the edge of the counter and you come across her eating it in her bed, and when she accidentally knocks over your indoor flower pots when she is playing.  She tries really hard to be good, and 90% of the time she is great.  It’s the 10% that gets her in trouble!  She’s super cute and so happy, so it’s nearly impossible to stay mad at her.  She is super smart and loves to learn tricks, but be forewarned if you give her an inch, she’ll take a mile…and your cantaloupe! 🙂

Hula is crate trained and runs right in when you tell her “go to your apartment.”  She has been left out of her crate when her foster home has been gone for about 2 hours or less and there have been no casualties (as long as no food is near the edge of the counter…).  Personal space is not a thing that Hula understands, hers or yours.  She’s a great helper and will follow you around and “help” with everything.  Hula isn’t allowed to be on the sofa in her foster home, but she LOVES to be on the couch at foster grandma’s!  Hula loves kids, but she’s not very self aware (again, nor does she know about personal space) so we’ll leave it to adoptive homes to decide if she is a good match.  Hula rode with her foster mom’s nephew to the airport and rode with her head in his lap the whole way while he rubbed her ears…she also knocked him over with an overzealous “sit,” but he lives with dogs so he got up and toddled away.

Hula needs to be adopted as an only pet at this point.  When she was in animal control she was a member of playgroup and did great, and she also loves her foster brother, but she has now become reactive to other dogs.  We are working on it, but at this stage she must be adopted as an only pet.  She would do best in an experienced home.

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