Pet of the Week: Dog seeks new home, belly rub

Jules, a brindle pit bull, is looking for a pal to play fetch with. She is up for adoption at the Winchester SPCA. Jake Zuckerman/Daily

The Winchester SPCA is looking for a new home for Jules, a brindle pit bull who’s always eager for a belly rub.

Jules is 4 years old, spayed, up to date on her vaccinations and equipped with a microchip in case she gets lost.

Kat Wright, a kennel attendant for the animal shelter, said Jules is a loving, energetic friend, although she doesn’t do well around other dogs or cats.

“She can’t go to a home with any other animals,” Wright said. “She needs to be the one and only.”

Although Jules was adopted in January, her former owners recently returned her to the shelter when she was having accidents in the house.

Despite the bathroom training incidents and the animal aggression, Wright said Jules just needs the right owners. She said pit bulls are a misunderstood breed, and Jules needs an owner who understands her nuances.

“We just need someone who knows them,” Wright said. “It’s not the breed, it’s just how the dogs are raised, socialized and interacted with.”

Jules loves to play whenever she can find a partner. She also enjoys sneaking hugs and kisses on humans who play with her.

According to Wright, Jules is trained to obey commands to sit, stay, lie down and shake hands.

Jules’ adoption fee is $95, which includes all her vaccinations and her microchip.

“She’d be a great, great addition to anyone’s family,” Wright said.

The Winchester SPCA is located at 115 Featherbed Lane in Winchester. The center is open for adoption tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday.

Contact staff writer Jake Zuckerman at 540-465-5137 ext. 152, or jzuckerman@nvdaily.com