Ruff Ruff! My name is Squiggy - SWEET!
Squiggy - SWEET!'s Info...
|Breed:||American Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn||Age:||Young|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
I am already neutered, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
As you can see from his video, poor little Squiggy came from a hellish existence. The sores on his body are frost bite from where he was sitting/laying on the frozen ground :-( He had no relief from the inclement weather while chained to a short, 50lb tow chain. He has been liberated from that hell but he still needs his own family to love him!! He is a really nice boy who deserves so much better! Squiggy is appr. 2 years old and should be around 50-55 lbs at his ideal weight. He's not there yet, he came into rescue at 35 lbs :( But he's gaining rapidly and doing great in foster care!
Squiggy is doing great with the other dogs in his foster home. He loves to play but his desire to play is moderate, he's really a medium energy dog. He is VERY snuggly and affectionate, he just loves the slightest bit of human affection. He is still like a puppy in that he is learning to be a house dog. He seems to have caught on to the house training thing! But he still needs to learn appropriate house behavior such as meeting guests (he tends to jump for attention), not to climb on furniture, etc. But considering where he came from, we feel he is doing excellent! We are working on crate training him.......not surprising, he does not like being crated. So we will continue to work on this :-)
Squiggy's ideal home would be a home owner who is willing to have patience while he continues to learn the ropes of a house dog, a home without cats, a home with a fenced yard, and although he is getting along fine with male and female dogs, we prefer any other dog in the home be female, just to reduce the chance of conflict. It's always better to match up opposite sex.
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Rescue Group Info...
Voiceless-MI is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit and State of Michigan non-profit established in August 2009 . We work to create change for companion animals by caring for those in need through our foster-care system, helping to reduce the unwanted pet population with spay/neuter programs, and supporting efforts and initiatives that benefit the protection of animals. We advocate abolishing pound seizure and are against animal cruelty. Voiceless-MI supports humane education programs for the public and encourages respect and compassion for all animals. We strive to be the voice for the voiceless.
Adoption events are the 2nd Saturday of every month at Petco in Frandor....Lansing, Michigan.
Our goal is to place all of our dogs in the –right– home for each individual dog. Every dog has its own unique needs and personality. Some dogs are high energy and require an active family. Others are “couch potatoes” and would do best in a laid back home without children, etc. We want our adoptive homes to be the final home so we strive to match our dogs with the right family.
Our adoption process includes a phone interview, references from your veterinarian, personal references and a visit to your home. Because we tend to work with large and giant breeds, we generally require home ownership and a fenced yard. However, based on the dog, we will make exceptions to the home ownership and/or fenced yard requirement.
The veterinary reference will require that your past or currents pets have a history of receiving routine annual veterinary care including general health exams, heartworm testing, the purchase of heartworm preventative, vaccines, and any other medical needs suggested in your veterinarian notes. If your veterinary cannot provide records that reflect the annual care mentioned above, your application will likely not be approved.
The first step in our adoption process is to submit the adoption application using the link on the dogs’ petfinder advertisement or, at the top of the adoptable pet listing. Once the application is received, a volunteer will conduct reference checks. Next, the volunteer will call you to conduct a phone interview. If both parties feel the dog and family are a good match, then we arrange the home visit. We have rescue contacts all over the Midwest so we are happy to consider out-of-state families!! During the home visit, we simply spend 15-20 minutes learning more about your family, your lifestyle, etc. to further make sure the dog would be a good match. And finally, we invite you to meet the dog so you can determine whether or not this is the right dog for you. And then we finalize the adoption!
If you feel you meet the above criteria for adoption, we hope you’ll consider one of our wonderful dogs!
Michigan, we do consider out of state applicants as well if we have contacts available in the area to do home visits. We do NOT ship dogs.