You may remember the 7 beautiful Pit Bull puppies that Heather's Foster Dogs took in over the winter time, but did you have any idea how unbelievably handsome their daddy was? This gorgeous boy right here is Papi and he is the father to the 7 little angels that were taken in and adopted out this year. Papi was such a great daddy to his babies and now it's his turn to find the perfect forever home. Papi hasn't had the easiest life, he was used for breeding, found running loose more than once, and wasn't well cared for at all. When he was finally relinquished by his owner, he was down to a staggering 33 lbs! You could see every bone in his frail body, and you could tell how weak and defeated he was. Luckily this boy has such a great spirit that he never let anything get him down. Even as a starving, emaciated, weak, neglected boy, he was nothing but smiles and tail wags. After a little over a month of some true TLC, Papi was able to get back up to his muscular self at 54 lbs.
Papi sure has been through a lot in his short life of 2 years, but you would never guess it. He is a happy, healthy, playful boy with a lot of love to give. He loves nothing more than climbing in your lap for snuggles and affection. He likes to play with his 2 Pittie foster siblings, but he is quick to go back to lounging around with his favorite humans. He loves chewing on his nylabones and sunbathing outside- he even loves to spend time in his kiddie pool in the summer just splashing around. Papi does have a luxating patella (slippery knee cap) in his right knee, and though it is not painful and doesn't slow him down at all, he needs a family that understands that he benefits greatly from joint supplements and might need some help with arthritis down the road. He also needs to keep a healthy weight so that it doesn't put too much pressure on his knee. He is in perfect shape now and pain free. Papi is heartworm negative, neutered, up to date on vaccines, microchipped, and ready to find the perfect home!
Papi is a social and energetic dog who needs a family with a fenced yard, maybe a buddy to play with and a family who has time to spend with him to exercise him, play out in the yard with him and just hang out.
If you are interested in Papi, please visit heathersfosterdogs.org to complete and submit your adoption application.
Papi's adoption fee is $255. He is neutered, microchipped and up to date on age appropriate vaccinations.
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