My name is Josh!

Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Cary, North Carolina - Josh
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Facts about Josh

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10343029-D16-092
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FOSTER PARENT COMMENTS: He loves people and wants to be with the ones he cares about. He has had a great deal of uncertainty in his life and may not show immediate affection, but once he trusts you, his love and responsiveness is tremendous. He is very smart and catches on quickly, but he can also be a bit stubborn and requires consistency. Josh loves to lay his head in his foster mom's lap and get his ears scratched.  He is a spunky, smart and sneaky guy who loves to play with any toy that squeaks.  He will do best in a home willing to continue his training as he continues on his path to being a wonderful family pet.

EVERY DOG HAS A STORY: Josh spent his life as an outdoor dog prior to coming into foster care. He found himself abandoned twice in one year by two different families. A group of amazing and dedicated volunteers with the Coalition to Unchain Dogs had followed his journey since they built his fence and had him neutered at 9 months old. When he was abandoned in April, they began working to place him in a stable foster situation so that he could receive the care and training needed to eventually be adopted. Josh gained 25 pounds over the course of a year because his previous owner would leave him alone for days at a time and pour large amounts of dog food when he left. He is on a special diet and his foster mom is working on the weight loss. His front paws have a condition that makes him appear flat footed. His movement will improve as he loses his excess weight. In spite of lack of human interaction and early house training, Josh is a love bug on every level and is making the most of being an indoor dog. He adores naps in his comfy bed, playing with his toys, and laying in front of the storm door watching the world go by. He has not had a single accident in the house and taught himself to use the doggy door. He absolutely adores having foster mom’s grandchildren around, who are four and six years old.   

Some of the information contained in this biography includes approximations based on our expertise and is not guaranteed. We do home visits to finalize adoptions and/or deliver the adopted dog. Therefore, we prefer potential adopters live a reasonable distance to the Triangle area (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) of North Carolina.

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About Best Friend Pet Adoption

About Our Rescue Group...

Best Friend Pet Adoption (BFPA) is a no-kill animal rescue organization based in central North Carolina. BFPA has no building, office, or shelter. We are an all-foster network committed to helping dogs and cats in need of homes. Individual donations are our most important source of income as we receive no public funding.

Our purpose is to provide medical assistance, foster homes, and adoption services to previously lost, abandoned, abused, or neglected animals in Wake County, NC and the surrounding counties. Our mission is to educate this disposable society in which we live that every life should be valued and cherished and is directly linked to human responsibility and commitment.

Almost all the animals we rescue require immediate medical attention. BFPA never turns away or euthanizes an animal because of the expense involved in returning them to good health. All our rescued animals are evaluated for temperament, examined by a veterinarian, vaccinated, microchipped (if possible) and sterilized, if age appropriate. Cats and dogs receive monthly flea/tick preventative and dogs also receive monthly heartworm preventative.

The most important ingredients we provide to these animals are loving care and a safe haven -- something most of them have never experienced. These cats and dogs live in volunteer foster homes until we find them a loving permanent home, however long it takes. We match these precious beings to a single, couple or family who understand cats and dogs should be full participating members of the family. Our hope is that these animals never have to experience being unloved again.

Since our beginning, BFPA has rescued and placed thousands of cats and dogs into their forever homes.

BFPA was created in 1998 by two Raleigh-area women who had volunteered with other established rescues in the Triangle. Their dedication to help homeless dogs and cats has led to an organization that has grown to over 225 volunteers strong.

BFPA received 501(c)(3) status in 1999.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Pets can be met during our adoption events (mostly on Saturdays) or by arrangements with the foster family.

Our Adoption Process...

All of our adoptions require submission of an application which is processed and and must be approved by our adoption coordinator. Potential adopters then take the animal on a trial (minimum of 2 weeks) before the adoption is finalized. This helps to ensure a good fit between the adopting family and the animal. All animals must be up to date on all vaccinations, spayed/neutered, and microchipped before the adoption can be finalized. Adoption fee is $225 for dogs, $115 for cats.