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Rescue Group: Underdog ResQ, Inc. - MA
|Breed:||Pit Bull Terrier Mix||Color:||Brindle||Age:||Adult|
|Size:||Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)||Sex:||Male|
I’m a good dog! At least, that’s what my foster dads say. They also call me a goof ball, but I don’t think that’s right. I loooove to play. I’ll play with stuffed squeaky toys , ropes to tug on, and even the discarded corpses of once fluffy stuffed squeak toys! I also like to wrestle with my foster dads and other dogs I meet. I do play a little rough, so I probably shouldn’t live with small children or smalls dogs who like to play. And, if you have a dog, my best match is a female.
No one really knows my breed so they are calling me a pit bull mix. Where do I get my big ears? Who knows! Maybe german shepherd. Does it really matter? I am who I am and I am great!
I was found as a stray before I went to live with my foster dads. I was also severely underweight at 36 pounds (and the hospital says I had already gained weight!). Probably about 20 lbs! My foster dads have fattened me up, though. They give me 4 small meals a day with some extra all meat protein sprinkled on top. I’m about half way to my goal weight so soon I’ll be eating two large meals a day. I’m on a really good diet now so we all hope my dry skin will improve in the near future.
Because I was a stray and malnourished, I don’t like being left alone in the house. My foster dads put me in a big crate overnight and when they leave. At first I didn’t like it, but I learned that they’ll always come back to let me out. Though, sometimes I have to wake them up in the morning. They’re trying to teach me that I can be left alone in the house and not be scared, but right now I only like being left alone in my crate or in the room the crate is in.
I love to cuddle almost as much as I love to play. In fact, even though I’m only allowed on one piece of furniture, I still try to get on anything either of my foster dads are on just so I can cuddle. They tell me to get down, of course. I begrudgingly listen and oblige, but I’d love a forever home where I can get on some furniture.
I’m a fast learner, too. I already know how to sit and shake, I’ve also nearly mastered stay, and I almost get lay down. I get off of furniture when told (as I mentioned) and I also drop my toy if you ask me to. I’m also pretty good at knowing when you want to stop playing. My new family will need to continue consistent training and provide good nutrition.
If you think Bartok would be a great addition to your family and you have the time to commit to a puppy and all their needs please fill out an adoption application after reading about the adoption process on http://www.underdogresq.org/AdoptionCenter/AdoptionProcess.asp.