My name is Petey!

Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Middleton, Massachusetts - Petey
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Saving Grace for Dogs

Facts about Petey

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hi there! My name is Petey and I was abandoned on the streets in Georgia and rescued from a shelter that euthanizes dogs every week for space. I never really had a chance to build a normal life and now, I'm here looking for you...."the right one", "my forever family"., you know who you are.

I am a very enthusiastic and energetic teenager (translation - Wiggle butt :)) who LOVES people, and might I add, everyone who meets me loves me in return.:) I learn incredibly fast, love a challenge, am thrilled to go for a walk/run as well as be your co pilot in the car. And, if I might confess, I also have what many would call a "ball fetish". Anything round and moving is an attention grabber for me. I will fetch - no problem, drop it - maybe....What do you expect for a young guy who hasn't had any training?

Well, actually, quite a lot....They tell me I demonstrate a ton of potential with my quick learning and eagerness to engage with my person, all wonderful qualities, I do sometimes get really excited in the presence of small animals and lots of noise - think shelter or kennel where that's all there is around me. You'd be a little stressed too! So, I'm not perfect. I just didn't understand why small dogs aren't another toy or someone to chase and to be reactive with - and although they haven't tested it with me yet, I'm pretty sure I need to learn the same thing about kitties.

So, here's the scoop. I know I need to be a really good boy for you so I'm learning how to get past my prejudice for small animals. I'm currently enrolled in elementary school with Walk On who is my trainer. My education includes basic leash obedience, which I'd like to say I've mastered pretty well, focusing on the person I'm with and pack walks with other dogs so I don't get excited around new dogs, particularly small breeds. My pack walks are teaching me to chill out despite noises, new smells, new faces and anything else they throw my way. Check out my video: my first pack walk was a huge success - four strangers, including two small poodles and I'm a champ! We are building upon that first session several times a week so imagine what I'll be like by the time you meet me. :) This past Sunday Sharon and I took a stroll down the sidewalk of a very busy street with dogs barking across the way, people passing by and cars zooming. She was a little worried as this was our first date but I was a perfect gentleman. I'm actually petitioning her to take me home but she tells me she has too many other pups already. Darn!

My dream is to find a dog loving person or family that is willing to continue my education and hel me mature into the beautiful, highly intelligent rock star of a dog that I truly am. I never had the opportunity to learn manners roaming the streets of Georgia as a stray but my southern foster family saw the potential in me. The fell in love and decided that I needed to come North to find my forever family. Having a person in my life that "gets me" and will provide the consistent training and exercise is all I need to thrive and give a ton of love to you in return. As part of my adoption, they would also like to give you four training sessions with Derek at Walk On and me so we can learn a ton about each other and get started on the right paw.

I am a healthy boy complete with veterinary clearance, rabies certificate, vaccinations and neutering. I weigh approximately 50 lbs and am best in an active home with older or no children and no small animals while I builds my manners and confidence. I am located in North Reading, Essex County, MA and would love to meet you if this sounds like a match! Sharon Lucie will work with you to set up a play date.

Sharon and I want to thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me! I'm so looking forward to going home with the family or person who will love and play with me while providing the trust and structure I need. I've never really had that before but it's my time now!

About Saving Grace for Dogs

About Our Rescue Group...

We have told you a bit about why Saving Grace For Dogs started. What you may not know is who you are speaking to when you come to us. We are a small organization today that desires to deliver personalized service to the dogs and families we serve. Tina Walden and I work professionally as health care executives and have very full lives in and outside of work. At the launch of Saving Grace, neither one of us was looking for additional things to do. What we did need was something that fed our soul and made us feel connected to the community beyond the work we did within medicine. Both of us are avid animal lovers and have years of experience with multiple dogs, horses, cats and rabbits.

This mission of rescuing dogs was driven originally by personal experience and now by the joy we see in the faces of both the families and the dogs we connect. It's quite indescribable actually. We are staunch advocates of a no kill shelter society and until we reach the day when dogs (and other animals) may safely make their way through a shelter which lives up to its name and happily transfer to a new family, we will work to rescue the innocent. Perfectly loving and healthy dogs are put to sleep for reasons like lack of space and sheer neglect every day and yet, there are 6 times more families like you looking for the right dog to come into their home than there are dogs in shelters. We see it as our personal mission to facilitate that match instead of letting the status quo prevail while these dogs are left to suffer. They say if you want change, you must become that change. So, here we are!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are available in Massachusetts and in Georgia and are happy to talk with you about how to best meet your potential new family member.

Our Adoption Process...

1. Please do inquire using email or phone and let us know a bit about what you are looking for.
2. We will ask you to complete a simple adopter information form to allow us to get to know a bit more about you, your living situation and your lifestyle. Because we have an idea of the needs of each dog which vary widely, this will allow us to ensure a great partnership.
3. Foster Agreement or Adoption Contract upon confirmation of mutual interest.
4. Adoption fee
5. Continued support and communication post adoption as needed by each family.