Ruff Ruff! My name is Roman
|Breed:||American Pit Bull Terrier/Mastiff Mix||Color:||Brown/Chocolate||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)||Sex:||Male|
I am good with dogs.
Roman is a young adult pit/mastiff mix. He is very friendly with people, and some other dogs. Roman has been with us for a little while now, and has been working on his obedience training which he is doing very well at. Roman will need a home with a lot of structure and exercise. That is the type of environment he will thrive in (discipline, structure, & repetition) He may be able to live with another dog-it will all depend on the home that he goes to. As of now he shares his kennel with a female dog, and they do just fine together. Roman is a goofy dog, with a sense of humor and love. He loves to play and take sun naps, have head scratches, and trying to sit on your lap! He is also learning how to play ball, a concept he hasn't quite grasped yet! Will you be the one to help him learn and be that wonderful companion he is looking for? He will give it all right back to you, that you can be sure of!
All of the dogs on our property are dogs that we have rescued. They were all scheduled to be killed. They all came to us with a bite history, among other issues. With our intense board and train program, we are able rehabilitate these dogs. After being in our training system they are now all up for adoption. Please keep in mind this does not mean the dogs are "fixed" or "perfect". They are dogs, and dogs make mistakes daily. We have a training and lifestyle program in place that these dogs excel in, and we look for new owners that will implement that type of program in the dog's new home. If you are looking for a dog to cuddle and pet or give material rewards to, but never correct the bad behavior, we are not the rescue for you. None of these dogs are in danger of being killed, all of the dogs live quite well on our property and we are very particular were the dogs go to ensure a successful adoption for the life of the dog.
We believe in balanced training and when you first bring any of our dogs home you should put them in a very rigid, structured program in order to make sure they understand they are living with rules and consequences. As a professional dog trainer and rehabilitator, I know why dogs are surrendered, so I understand where families are failing. First, structure and exercise is the most important thing to start that relationship off on the right foot. This includes structured walks. Secondly, calming skills such as the place command and long down-stays are important thing for you to work on. They teach them how to be calm in the face of your daily life, which can seem chaotic to dogs. Third, crating the dog upon bringing it home is also important. We suggest doing so for at least the first 3-6 months. We cannot stress enough that you should crate your dog at night and when you are not around. It is important to have a dog in a crate until you know everything about that dog. Many dogs get surrendered each year because of soiling in the house or destroying things when the owner is not around. A simple inexpensive crate can eliminate all of these problems and help to ensure a successful adoption.
With steps like these we can ensure successful life-long placement for our dogs which is our goal. This is what is ultimately best for the dog.
More information about Jeff's Pack Animal Rescue Foundation
Rescue Group Info...
Philosophy of Jeff's Pack
Jeff's Pack is a rehabilitative rescue. All of the dogs that come to Jeff's Pack go through a training boot-camp, which is a highly structured rehabilitative program that teaches obedience, proper behavior, and social skills through consistent training work, exercise and play. Through interacting with other dogs on a daily basis, in a resort like setting that includes an immense, naturally shaded training yard with misters, fresh running water, tons of toys, and sunning decks, exercising regularly via structured training walks and swim time in the in-ground gunite pool with beach entrance, and enjoying the calm kennel that has soothing music and an on-staff canine massage & reiki practitioner, our rescue canines go through amazing transformations that bring out their true spirit: primal happiness.
Leader of the Pack
Award-winning, nationally known dog trainer Jeff Gellman, New England's own Dog Whisperer, is on a mission to help dogs live in harmony with each other and humans. Jeff has developed a four cornerstone approach to dog training, which includes behavior modification, obedience training, household management, and regular exercise with proper nutrition. He teaches people how to communicate more deeply and effectively with their dogs, using insight and wisdom from instinctual canine behavior. The rescues that Jeff takes in for rehabilitation benefit greatly from these teachings and emerge with solid skills.
Providence, RI 02908
http://jeffspack.chipin.com/shelter-tour We are a for our 501C3 nonprofit. Being a trainer I am fortunate that I can rescue dogs that were deemed unadoptable by an uneducated Shelter Director or another dog trainer that does not understand canine behavior and work with the dog until it is ready to be rehomed. The cost for this is high as my staff and I don't leave the dog in a crate or kennel all day but spend hours a day training and exercising as well as socializing with other dogs and people. Each dog runs us about $1,000.00 a month to rehabilitate and that is if no medical expenses are needed. Every dollar that is donated to us goes to the care and training of the dogs in need.
Visit JeffsPack.com for more information on each of our dogs!
Please fill out our online application here... http://jeffspack.com/application/
Adoption donation, Home Visit & Application Approval may apply before adoption is granted.