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My name is Pirate!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in St. Charles, Missouri - Pirate
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Five Acres Animal Shelter

Facts about Pirate

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Ahoy! My name is Pirate. Don’t let the name fool you – I’m a “landlubber”, and a car-ride, treat, belly-rub, and snuggle “lubber” too! I got my name ‘cause I’m sturdy and steady but mostly ‘cause of the colored patch of fur around my right eye… so “eye-patch” = pirate! Cool huh?! I’m partially blind in that eye. It’s not a problem but I sometimes bump into stuff on my blind side if I’m not familiar with the area. I also survived heartworms! That was hard on me. During treatment I had to be kept calm which meant I didn’t get to interact with anyone but Shelter Staff. Now that I’m well, I’m working on getting comfortable with people again. I have a Shelter Buddy who’s getting to know me and she’s helping me with that. I’ll let her tell you some stuff – but hey, come by and see me! I’d love to meet you and get a belly rub!

Buddy Notes: Pirate is a little over a year old. He’s very smart and has excellent manners (except for the occasional silent poot, #smelly)! He’s potty-trained, knows “sit” and “stay”, is responsive to tone-of-voice, follows pointing/directional instruction, and is treat motivated. He’s been on 3 sleepovers at my house and is well socialized to many sounds and items. For example, he doesn’t bark at the sound of the doorbell, power tools, noisy children or other dogs (outside), or even the hairdryer or vacuum (though he dances around the vacuum a bit so he doesn’t get trapped between it and furniture, lol).

Pirate LOVES belly-rubs! He will flop at your feet, repeatedly, to get one. He really enjoys car rides and is well-behaved in the car. His favorite outside activity seems to be rolling/wiggling for a full-body scratch-fest in the winter grass. He enjoys running around with a toy in his mouth too. I throw it, he gets it, and then he teases me because he’s too fast for me to catch. He’ll give the toy back when I ask for it.

I’m still getting to know him and trying to figure out his words. Someone has taught him well – I just need the decoder ring! We’re working on new words too, like “mine, “kiss” and “gimme four/paw”. He already understands “mine”. He comes when called and in general just wants to hang out with and love on you.

Pirate is a very sweet boy and is available for adoption at Five Acres Animal Shelter. He needs a family who will continue to socialize him so he can be completely comfortable no matter who is around. Stop by Five Acres and get some Pirate snugs. He’d love to meet you and, of course, snag a belly-rub!

About Five Acres Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

Five Acres Animal Shetler was formerly known as the St. Charles Humane Society. We are the only no-kill shelter in St. Charles County. Our mission is to end pet homelessness, promote responsible pet ownership and advocate for animal welfare.

Come Meet Our Pets...

HOURS:
Tuesday - Friday 2-6 pm
Saturday & Sunday Noon - 6pm
CLOSED MONDAY

Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in adopting a new pet, the first step is to complete an adoption application. This is done in the shelter during normal business hours.