What is your name? My name is Capone
How old are you? I just celebrated my 4th birthday on 10/1/16. Happy Birthday to me!
How much do you weigh? About 45 lbs
What do you look like? I’m a very handsome brindle boy but I’m kinda funny looking cuz I don’t really have a neck. I might have “short spine syndrome” (Google “pig the dog”)
What do you like to eat? My foster mom feeds me grain free food (turkey and sweet potato flavor I think). And I love peanut butter! And treats.
What kind of personality do you have? I’m what they call “special needs”. I have a split personality. At home with my foster family (who I know and love and trust), I’m so happy and I’m a total sweetheart. But out in the real world, I’m very scared and skittish. New people, new places, loud noises, etc. make me anxious. But I’m working with my foster momma and a trainer to not be such a Nervous Nellie.
Describe your perfect day: I wake up at 6am and I want to get the day started! My perfect day would include going outside to play, hanging out inside to just chill out, snuggling with my peeps and eating lots of treats.
What is your favorite toy? I love peanut butter filled kongs.
Do you know any tricks? Tricks? Um, well I wait by my crate door at night and in the morning when my mom needs to leave for work. Now, you may not consider this a “trick” but considering when I first moved in with my foster mom I busted out of three crates, trust me, this is a huge accomplishment. My foster mom is so proud of me!!!
What scares you? Um, just about everything. I’m afraid of new people (men in particular), new places, strange noises. But, as I said, I’m working with my foster momma and a trainer to not be such a Nervous Nellie and we’re definitely making progress.
Have you been around children? Do you like them? Yes, I’ve been around kids and I like them. But loud/wild kids might make me anxious. Because I’m scared of a lot of noises, I might do better in a home with older/no children.
Do you like cats? I’m ok with some tolerant cats but sometimes they make me anxious and I chase them or bark at them. I guess it depends on the cat but I would probably do best in a home without cats.
How do you feel about other dogs? With proper intros, I’m ok with most other dogs.
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? Snuggling with my foster momma and my pack. Or hiding under the bed. Or chillaxing in my crate.
How is your health? As I said, my body is a little deformed. I might have “short spine syndrome” (google “Pig the dog”) but overall, my health is good. I’m neutered and UTD on everything.
Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? I live with 2 humans - my foster mom and foster brother (aged 13) who I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! And the brindle bunch - 3 other dogs (2 males and 1 female, 2 resident dogs and 1 other foster). I’m ok with all the other dogs but my best bud is one of the resident dogs.
Where do you hang out when you are home alone? I am crate trained and am happy chillin In my crate
Where do you sleep? At night, I sleep in my crate
Do you like walking on a leash? I don't have a ton of leash experience but I'm ok on the leash
Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? Seriously? Do we have to talk about this? OK, as I’ve said I can be very anxious around new people and/or in new situations. Also, if I hear a strange noises, I bark. But I’m just trying to protect myself and my family! And, as I’ve said, we’re working on the barking.
Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) Seriously? Yes. Duh!
Do you like playing in water? No but I drink out of the puddles by the pool
What do you love about your foster family? Where do I start? Everything! I love that they gave me a chance and now they are teaching me how to be part of a family.
What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue? I was at the Roseville SPCA for 2 weeks. During that time, I did not sit down, I did not lay down, I did not shut my eyes, I did not sleep. At all. I just paced. And paced. They wanted to put me down because they felt I had no quality of life. Luckily, I was a staff favorite and someone at Roseville SPCA networked me. My foster momma (who loves brindle colored pooches) saw my picture said she’d foster me.
Capone's adoption donation is $200.
Interested in meeting Capone? Please complete our application at www.norcalbullybreedrescue.com and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org