Pit Bull TerrierRetriever
  • Young Adult (6 months-2 years)
  • Female
  • Large


Neutered status: Yes

Meet Essie

Meet Essie! This young adult Lab/Pit Bull Terrier mix is 55lbs of sweetness and love! Essie is
excellent in the house – she’s housetrained, crate trained (she loves her crate), and very calm
and well-mannered inside. She has her bursts of energy too, especially when playing with other
dogs! Chasing and wrestling with other dogs are some of Essie’s favorite pastimes. She’s also a
big fan of toys, especially all things ball!
Essie’s absolute favorite thing to do is cuddle – she’s a total cuddlebug and once she knows you,
she LOVES to be petted and snuggled. She believes she could be a lapdog and will climb right
into your lap. Essie is learning her basic obedience and she’s a smart girl who is picking it up
quickly. She is also learning that the outside world isn’t so scary. Her confidence in new places
increases every day! She can be shy at first with new people, but she warms up in just a few
minutes with proper introductions.
Essie has been introduced to kids and loves them even more than adults once she warms up to
them. She is very gentle and quickly draws a crowd of kids eager to give her treats and pats at
every park she visits! She has also been great with all the dogs she’s met, both big and small.
Her foster mom is working with her on some mild resource guarding – meaning she will growl
at other dogs (not people) that come too close to her while she’s eating. Feeding her separately
from other furry friends and supervising her around toys will be important. She is learning and
getting better about this every day.
Essie is looking for a person or family in search of a laid-back and loving companion and cuddle
buddy. She will thrive with someone patient who will continue her training and socialization to
help her blossom into her most confident self. She’s a versatile girl who would love to lounge
around on the couch or head out for a walk or a trip to the park. Essie is spayed, microchipped,
vaccinated, heartworm negative, and ready for her forever home! Will you let her snuggle her
way into your heart?

I am currently in a foster home and not at HSNBA, if you are interested in meeting me, please contact the nice folks at HSNBA so they can put you in contact with my foster family to set up a meet & greet. E-mail HSNBA at, call us at: (830) 629-5287 or stop by and speak with the folks at HSNBA at 3353 Morningside Dr. to get your information sent over to my foster home. My foster family is the best and can give you more information on me.