Ruff Ruff! My name is Joey Pit *good with cats*
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Joey Pit *good with cats*'s Info...
Rescue Group: NJ Avail-a-bullies
|Breed:||Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||White||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
Joey Pit is a very special boy to us! Joey entered our rescue in November 2011 when we received a phone call about a dog in Minersville PA that was living outside and in terrible condition. One of our volunteers went right over to meet him and see just how horrible of a state he was in. It was much to our horror to see just how bad of a situation Joey was in. We got to work quickly and sadly no one was willing to help us help Joey so we picked him up and put him in a boarding kennel temporarily so we could get him vet care immediately and an indoor place to rest. We immediately started to try and raise funds for his vet care and boarding costs as he was a very unexpected addition to our rescue. We were able to secure a wonderful foster home nearby which was important to us so that we could continue to use our vet for his care, Joey has been receiving care for his severe case of mange and has been coming along very nicely! Joey is also getting what seem to be his first set of shots, he has been dewormed as well and once he is well enough will be neutered and microchipped. Joey has done well with the dogs he has met, does ok with cats, is great with children and is a very happy go lucky guy! Joey is deaf but it has never slowed him down. We just adore Joey and are so glad to have had him come into our lives! for more info on adding Joey Pit to your family email firstname.lastname@example.org
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"From the foster"- My name is Joey Pit.. ‘Joey’ because I remind my foster mom of a baby kangaroo the way I hop around the house and ‘Pit’ for my pit bull relatives, but Mom said also because I’m as handsome as my movie star cousin Brad Pit. I recently am a proud member of the mange-free club, having 2 negative skin scrapes and I am recently neutered. When I first came to my mom’s house, LCPO made mention that I may be partial deaf in 1 ear. Mom worked hard with me the 1st few weeks I was there on learning my “good boy manners” with hand signals. Mom would say the command and give me the hand signal. I picked up on ‘sit’ right away, and now I know stay, give kisses, and paw. I heard mom tell someone once that I wasn’t deaf, I just had selective hearing. I can actually hear most sounds… I bark as soon as I hear mom’s voice when she comes home, I hear the cats running thru the house, and most importantly I hear my food hitting my bowl. These days I respond to mom’s voice commands more than her signals because I am constantly running around and can’t always see her hands. Some loud noises do scare me though when I’m out for my walks. I don’t like when I can hear other dogs barking, but can’t see them. I am starting to walk a lot nicer on my leash. I love walking and smelling everything, and I finally understand that it’s not nice to pull hard when I walk. I enjoy walking on windy days, because all of these leaves fly thru the air and I can chase them. I live with 3 other dogs and 3 cats. I see and play with the cats every day. These creatures greatly amuse me! I would never hurt mom’s cats, but I do chase them around the house. They always outsmart me or find a good hiding space. Sometimes I will even lay nice by the cats when I’m taking a nap. I don’t see very much of my foster siblings. I really, really want to play with them, but mom says I’m still a little too hyper for their laid back style. I sometimes get to run around with mom’s youngest bloodhound, since he is the closest in age and size to me. He makes these funny howling noises, and then I get nervous and run to my crate or mom’s lap. I did meet a pretty 5 mth old Pit last week while walking. I gave her big sloppy kisses but then I had to go because I wanted to play and she’s just a baby. Speaking of my crate.. I LOVE my crate. I have a nice orthopedic bed and toys to play with. I will run into it to nap or when I’m nervous. I am not yet totally trustworthy to be left free in the house when someone isn’t home. I have a tendency to be a bad Joey, but I am getting better at this every day. I still have moments of total stubbornness… and I will let you know I am unhappy. I will snort and grumble if I misplace my toys or lose them under the couch. I will always remind you if I don’t get my mid afternoon snack. All in all, I’m a pretty awesome guy who is still learning what it’s like to be a dog and to be loved. I continue to be a work in progress as I continue on my path to be the best Pit Bull I can be. -Joey Pit
Please don't let the fact that Joey is deaf stop you from meeting or adopting him. Deaf dogs are just as easy to train as hearing dogs. For more information about deaf dogs and training visit:http://www.deafdogs.org/