My name is King!

Mixed Breed (Large) Mix Dog for adoption in Cranford, New Jersey - King
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Facts about King

  • Breed: Mixed Breed (Large) Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Meet King. King is a big baby who just wants to love and be loved. In August of 2016, at just 3 years old, King was abandoned by his family. Dropped at a high kill shelter, where owner surrenders can be immediately euthanized. We couldn’t let that happen to this sweet young boy. We saw his picture, this big dopey boy snuggled up at the shelter with a smaller pittie girl and we just had to save them both (see Penny’s story too!)
King was unsure of his new surroundings and a little nervous when he got to his foster home. So many new sights and sounds and smells and where was his family? Understandably, he was confused and had a tough time settling in. We don’t know much about his history but we don’t think King’s previous “family” was very nice to him. He came to us with some quirks that led us to believe he was probably not treated very well, possibly even abused.
King didn’t really like to be crated, he wasn’t great at sharing his toys, although he likes other dogs, and he was always nervous someone was going to take his food away. As time went on and his foster mom worked with him, he came to like his crate, although he still would prefer you not stick your fingers in there and he doesn’t like to be crated if he can hear that peope are home. He wants to come out and play! And he will make his typical pittie whining sounds that don’t even sound like a dog. King has gotten much better at sharing toys, although he does sometimes need to be reminded to share nicely when he gets a brand new toy. What youngin’ doesn’t right? King is learning, and getting better every day, at understanding that he doesn’t need to worry about anything but being a dog anymore. He will sometimes still flinch when someone raises their voice or moves quickly or raises things above his head, but he is learning that nobody will hurt him anymore.
This silly, funny, loving boy loves to play and run and be with his people. At bedtime he happily curls up next to his foster mom and snuggles in for the night. He’s a big snugglebug. Sometimes he forgets that he’s 100 lbs and tries to jump into your lap for some love. He has no idea how big and powerful he really is. He walks beautifully on a leash and is not fazed by passing cars, people, or other dogs. He loves to play fetch, have his ears scratched, and play with anyone who is willing.
King is still working on building his confidence. In the meantime, he can occasionaly (very infrequently) be nervous around new people. However, a proper intro by his foster mom quickly quells his nerves and he’s all lovebug. He’s simply still learning that he doesn’t need to be afraid anymore, that that part of his life is over. Once he sees someone he knows, King can’t wait to greet them with love and kisses and hugs. He is still learning not to jump to greet people, he just gets so excited to see his friends! He really just loves to be loved on.
King would do best in a home with an experienced large dog owner who can play with him regularly. He is still young and unaware of his size and still working to forget his past so a home without small children would be best. He does like other dogs but has not been around cats, but we think he would do fine with a cat given proper introduction . His current foster home has rabbits that King regularly play bows to and can’t figure out why his foster mom won’t let him play with. (It’s because he doesn’t realize how big he is and could accidentally hurt them, but he doesn’t understand that).
If you are interested in this big boy please go to to fill out an application.

About Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption

About Our Rescue Group...

CAT ADOPTIONS - MOST Sundays from 2 to 4 pm
at the Union, NJ PETCO, on Rt 22 East.


Please note that not all our cats and dogs will be at adoption at the same time. Call us to find out which ones will be attending, or check our website for details –

Best Friend is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization which exists only through donations we receive from caring people. We are a small group of animal lovers dedicated to giving cats and dogs a second change at life. Some of the animals we take in may have been abused or neglected, and we feel these animals are especially in need of our help. Some of them have been rescued from the pound just in time. Our cats are in foster homes, but our dogs have to live in a boarding kennel until permanent homes are found.

We're in desperate need of permanent, foster homes, and funds to continue this life-saving program. Volunteers are needed to help with adoption days, taking pets to the vets, fundraisers, etc.

Thank you for considering adopting a rescued animal!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Best Friend does not have a facility. Our cats are in foster homes and some of our dogs are in a boarding facility. We're in desperate need of foster homes!

Please call if you're interested in one of our pets or in fostering.

Our Adoption Process...

If you're considering adopting or fostering one of our pets, please call Charlotte to arrange an appointment. All adopters are required to complete a pre-adoption form.