Fostering in New England!!
This sweet boy is Kodiak (aka Kodi). He’s a 3.5 year old pit bull terrier mix who would love to find a forever family that will cherish him. Kodi was rescued from a life of being stuck in a crate for 23 hours a day. Even after living such a dreadful life, he is full of smiles, affection and kisses!! Regardless of his hours stuck in a crate, lack of exercise and basic training, he is completely house and crate trained and would like to never see the inside of a crate again. He and his canine sibling freely hang out around the house together while his foster parents are away. Kodi has mastered the basic commands such as sit, down, and off, and has almost mastered wait, stay, drop it and leave it.
When he first came to us, he was not overly food driven, but he has since developed a love for food and treats. He loves sharing bananas, apples, cheese, orange slices and peanut butter. Kodi loves playing tug of war, chasing after balls, going on long walks and runs, running on the beach, and going for walks in the woods. He is a goofy, lovable dude who is very outgoing and loves attention. Who can blame him?! Since he joined his foster family, he has learned that snuggling on the couch is the BEST!! He even likes to burrow under the covers with you on the couch or in bed. Freedom certainly smells good to Kodi!! He has found out that going for car rides and hanging your head out of the window is just awesome. There is nothing like sniffing all those great smells!!
Kodi is a quick learner, but still needs to work on some habits that formed from being stuck in a crate 23 hours a day. He gets so excited to go for walks that he always wants to see what's up ahead and can pull on the leash for the first few minutes, or when he sees something exciting he wants to check out. He also has some minor resource/people guarding issues that typically arise when new people greet him and his canine sibling at the same time, such an attention hog. As part of his past life, he was used as a breeding dog and wasn’t socialized with dogs properly. Through slow introductions, time and patience, he has learned to coexist with his canine foster sibling, and sometimes they even play together! He has even made some other canine friends. After slow introductions, and following his canine sibling's lead, he has learned that it can be fun to play with other dogs! He runs around with them in the yard for a few minutes before wanting to play fetch with humans! However, the ideal home for Kodiak would be one where he is the only dog as he loves having the undivided attention of humans.
Kodi recently worked with our trainer friend, Heather, and graduated the Pits and Pals C.L.A.S.S. His foster family is also working with a dermatologist to continue to figure out some of the seasonal allergies and food sensitivities that Kodi seems to suffer through. Kodi is enjoying freedom so much, we think he would make a great activity partner. A decent-sized fenced yard is a must for this pro-runner! Kodi is looking for a home who can make a commitment to continue his training and dermatology care, but most of all, he needs patience and love!! Despite all he has been through, Kodi is a sweet boy who trusts and loves humans. He would love to be the center of your world!!
Kodi would be a loyal companion who will brighten up your day, bring a smile to your face and never leave your side. Did we also mention that this sweet boy gives kisses on command? Adorable!! If you think Kodi would be the perfect fit for you, please submit an adoption application!
Name: Kodi (Kodiak)
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 3.5 as of 04/2016 (Birthday is 10/24/2012)
Weight: 60 lbs. as of 04/2016
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Negative, on preventative
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: No, prefers to be the only dog
Kids: Older, dog savvy kids
Adoption donation: $200