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My name is Elvis!

Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Oak Ridge, New Jersey - Elvis
Photo 1 - Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Oak Ridge, New Jersey - Elvis
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Photo 3 - Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Oak Ridge, New Jersey - Elvis
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Second Chance Pet Adoption League

Facts about Elvis

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Elvis urgently needs a new forever home as he is not adjusting well to the arrival of a new baby in the house. His owners love him and have put a lot of time into training and exercising him but he is too nervous and anxious of a dog to be around young children. Here is info from his current owner:
"So we adopted Elvis about 2.5 years ago from you guys at Second Chance Pet Adoption (fka Simba). He’s a pit mix, about 65 lbs full grown. We recently had a baby he’s about 7 months old + beginning to move around quite a bit, we have had no issues up until recently Elvis has begun to make it clear that he is uncomfortable with a moving, crawling, rolling, walking baby being anywhere near him. As sad as this is to do because we love love love Elvis dearly, we’ve come to the realization that we need to re-home him.

He's always had some anxiety about being left alone and panics in a crate, but has improved with behavior modification, medication, and learning a household routine. He also has never been able to socialize and play properly with other dogs, although he does get along with some and can at least walk around them if introduced properly. He also strangely loves puppies and is so patient with them! And does well with my parents cats, no chasing. So over time we also came to find that Elvis is also very anxious around new people, specifically men. Once he bonds he is extremely loyal but can become protective and fearful with new people approaching him and needs to be introduced gradually.
I’ve personally worked hundreds of hours with Elvis training in the park. He also has a dog walker/trainer who takes him out two hours/week and they work on interacting with other dogs on the street with positive reinforcement - he walks well with a young-ish Collie (large dog) most days. He’s very easy to train, very eager to please. We go on long walks every day together at least an hour in the morning and a few short walks throughout the day. He’s very polite on the leash (except when a squirrel crosses his path!) He’s very calm in the apartment and loves to relax and LIVES to snuggle and give kisses, but also adores his time outdoors running around chasing squeaky tennis balls which he is OBSESSED with. He’s an expert at fetch! He really is an awesome pup and we love him so so much, despite all of our efforts we’re finally coming to accept the fact that we are not the right home for him and it’ll be in everyone’s best interest to find him a family better suited to his needs. Probably a low-traffic home with adults only.

I understand that due to his issues he’s going to be tough to re-home but he deserves another chance and has potential to be such a great companion in the right situation. Also attaching some pics of Elvis so you can put a face to the story..he’s such a handsome guy. "

Please email njwoof@cs.com if you are interested in meeting him!

We do not have a shelter- all our pets are in foster homes and can be seen by appointment only during the week, or at our weekly pet adoptions every Sunday at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains from 12:30 to 3PM at 3009 Route 10 East next to 5 Star Car Wash (formerly Boulder Car Wash) in Morris Plains (Denville on GPS). To help us better match a pet to your household, we request you fill out an application on our homepage www.secondchance.petfinder.com and copy and paste it into an email, or print it and bring it to our adoption day when you come. Local inquiries only please- we do not do long distance adoptions.


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About Second Chance Pet Adoption League

About Our Rescue Group...

We a small group of volunteers dedicated to rescuing as many homeless dogs as we can and keeping them happy and healthy in foster homes until they are adopted.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Every Sunday at the Animal Clinic of Morris Plains from 12:30 to 3pm at 3009 Route 10 East in Morris Plains, NJ 07950. Call us at 973-208-0191 or during the adoption at 973-366-2568 for more info.

Our Adoption Process...

We request that adopters fill out a pre-adoption application either in person at our adoption day or through our website www.secondchance.petfinder.com. This helps us make sure the animal's personality is a good match for your household. Adoption fees vary according to the dog's age, breed, adoptability, and how much we have had to spend in vet bill on them. Adopters sign a contract at the time of adoption, and the animal must come back to us if they do not work out in the home.