sweet dog (Jake)
He desperately needs a new home!
He is a light red with white paws, a white strip on his face and snout, and a white "J" shape on the back of his neck. He also has a chocolate noes and eyelids.One ear stands up and the other flops down (another clue there is only a little pit bull)He only has a little bit of pit in him, but of course, it shows in his head.A friend from church rescued him off the streets and couldn't keep him, and with our Pit being fine with other dogs previously we thought we could take him in. Jake was extremely malnourished and very shy. He showed no signs of aggression and he has always been very submissive. He has really progressed and became such a sweetie pie and is at a very healthy weight! He is still timid around some people, but it just takes time and he's okay. He gets along great with our female german shepherd puppy and has played with an adult mastiff (who was neutered). With our other pit (not neutered) he has never been the aggressor, but he does not cower away from the fight. There has been three fights now, one of which both dogs had to be rushed to the emergency vet and had stitches for two weeks. Jake currently has a very swollen snout that is still healing. With the injuries we are not able to have him neutered until they heal, but as soon as they do we are fully willing to pay for vaccines and for him to be fixed for his new home. Jake truly is a very good dog, but he just isn't a good fit with our other adult dog. Again, he has been absolutely perfect with the other dogs he has met. He has been around children frequently, and although they tend to scare him, he has always been careful with them. He does have a habit of marking, but when he is neutered that problem should be solved. Jake LOVES toys, probably a little too much, his favorite is care bears (oddly enough). He knows to "go to your kennel" and "outside". We are attempting to build up his confidence to where he can go to a dog park and go on walks. We would love for you to come meet him, he will absolutely melt your heart!I'd like to make it clear that Jake is not a "fighting" or "bate" dog. It is not his fault he has to be rehomed and we do wish it would have worked out for him to stay.
December 29 2012 on Oodle