NOVEMBER UPDATE: Zoila's foster family continues to work with her on warming up to other dogs. She is getting better but will require constant attention when an unfamiliar dog or other animal is around. Her foster mom continues to feel she would be best as an only dog.
Zoila loves to sleep with the children in her foster home at night. She also loves chew toys and goes through them very quickly. She has learned to wait patiently for her food, but she LOVES food and will look for it in every crevice she can.
DECEMBER UPDATE: Zoila continues to improve around other dogs and is doing really well with her foster fur sibling. She is territorial over food and toys, but with redirection and positive reinforcement she is understanding that she must behave. Her foster mom has noticed huge improvements!
Zoila loves her humans, especially children. She loves to be walked, petted and a good belly rub. She is definitely a positive attention seeker. Just like any bullie she also loves food. She does have some skin allergies and a recurring hot spot, but they are easily treated. Zoila is probably the most accommodating dog her foster mom has ever seen when it comes to cleaning her wrinkles, ears and paws. She just lays down and lets you do what you need to do.
Zoila is ready for adoption, however if she were to be adopted by a family with another dog they will need to be patient and continue to redirect, as she is still learning positive reinforcement. She still tests new dogs, but no longer lunges after them like she did at first. Her foster mom believes she would still do best as an only dog, but she continues to grow and learn with patience.