September 2016: Piper is affectionate, sweet, likes to play ball but also loves to throw himself down for a nap and a belly rub. He was featured on WCLZ as the "Pet of the Week" and he charmed everybody!
Piper is approximately 6 years old and is a beautiful Pit Bull mix who was adopted several years ago from our rescue, but his mom has started a new job with long hours that are unfair to Piper; he needs a home with someone who has more time to spend with him.
Piper has a long history and was lucky to be saved when he was found beside the road and brought into a southern rescue. He had several surgeries to save his life and he was so fragile when he first got here. He has become a loving dog who thrives on human attention. He loves to go for rides in the car and for walks. He is an active dog and is trained on an invisible fence.
Piper needs good leadership and needs to learn that he does not need to answer the door; he can be protective of his home and family. We have a trainer who will work with a new family to make sure Piper settles in well. He is good with cats and other dogs. There are many dogs in his extended family and he does well with them. Piper does best with female dogs but would also be happy to soak up all the attention as an "only". Piper is a big boy at about 80 lbs. He is just a love-bug in a big boy body.
Piper had an evaluation and the trainer thought he was a very cool guy who loves to both snuggle and play, and that with a bit of training he could be a model citizen.
Piper has also spent some time at a doggy day care recently and they told us, "He did well with the other dogs, we didn’t have him out in the main pack, but had him out with 5-10 dogs and he did great. He is a moderate player, not overly playful, but did run around with the other dogs. He is very sweet and affectionate, he did especially great with all of our female employees. Overall he is really sweet, and we think he would do great in an active home where they are willing to work on his training and socialization. "
To learn more about Lucky Pup Rescue, please visit our website: www.luckypuprescue.org. If you have interest in any of our dogs, please fill out the application and we'll work with you to find a great match for your family: http://www.luckypuprescue.org/#!adoption-application/c1aw8.
Please note, we do not have a physical facility where our dogs are housed, they are cared for in our network of wonderful foster homes throughout New England. If you find a dog you would like to meet, our expectation is that, once approved, you will travel to meet the dog in the foster setting where they are feeling safe and loved.
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