Hi, my name is Tank!
I am a handsome guy with a fawn- tan color, white accents on my chest and paws, and a black muzzle. I am a big boy currently weighing 90 pounds and appear to be a lab/terrier mix. I was found curled up in the middle of the road, with puncture wounds on my neck/ears, and very malnourished and underweight. I didn’t seem to care if I got ran over in the road or not.
A nice lady took pity on me, picked me up out of the road, and contacted a PAWS volunteer who kindly took me into his home. That was over a year ago and now I am ready for my permanent home. I am currently enrolled in obedience training and I have learned to sit, stay, and lie down. I take treats very gently. I am very loving and personable and love to meet new people. Sometimes I want to jump up to greet new people, but I get down when commanded to. I am friendly and always wagging my tail. I am rather active and love to go on walks and for car rides. I am always ready to jump in the car at the slightest invitation. I am crate trained and kennel up without hesitation. Even though I am not in a home with other dogs, I see them at obedience class and on vet visits and I am always friendly and social.
I enjoy hanging out with my foster Dad and going to the dog park. I have been enrolled in obedience lessons regularly now for several weeks and I have learned basic commands and my manners have improved. I will sit/stay for up to 1 minute, heal when walking, and do not pull on the lead as I once did.
I love my trainer/training and am very motivated to continue to push for learning. It’s my favorite part of the day and sometimes I get rewarded with a ball to retrieve. I enjoy everything about my training. I have been neutered, current on vaccines, rabies, and microchipped. I did test heartworm positive, completed my treatment in September 2016, and doing very well after that. I would love to have my own family so I can become a member of a family who will give me lots of active play time and tons of love. Since I am strong and a large size dog, continuation of my training would be a great idea. I would make a great running partner for someone. I am very loving and promise to be your best friend.
Name: Tank the Hunk
Breed: Pit bull terrier-Lab mix
Age: 2.5 years
Weight: 90 pounds (as of 9/23/16)
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Tested positive (treated for HW on 9/22 and 9/23), on preventative
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS!
Children: Yes, older children due to large size
Dogs: Yes, not fostering with other dogs but does well when interacting with them in public
Adoption Donation: $200
Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $125.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.
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