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Facts about me

Breed
Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Large)
Color
Brown/Chocolate
Age
Senior
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
A199064

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small red x Not housetrained

My story

Maple A199064

Maple is an 8 year old male who came into the shelter on 9/25/21 as a stray.

Handling video: https://youtu.be/Jn24kLsDqMI

Maple is a return customer and that stinks, especially since he’s a senior boy. It’s only been two years since we’ve seen him but looking at old videos, he seems so much older. Maple remembers the shelter routine and comes out easily. He sits on command and takes treats gently but hasn’t picked up any new tricks. Maple allows handling all over and isn’t jumpy no matter what level we are on. His coat has seen better days. There are some hot spots around his back side and neck possibly from being tied out. One big change we noticed is his dog tolerance. He absolutely doesn’t want four legged friends anymore. Maple deserves to be pampered into his golden years with a family that loves him.

** 2019 INFO **

HANDLING: https://youtu.be/AkFAGjiPd54
HANDLING 5/21: https://youtu.be/L8nxqbiwdgY
PLAYGROUP 5/29: https://youtu.be/aFdzpjMQJMc

Maple is such a big sweetie!! So curious about the play yard, seems very interested in other dogs! Wags his tail when he sees them! Poor boy has some evidence of injury to his snout, it’s dry and crusted with some scabbing. He allows handling and seems ok with treats, was more interested in the environment than food ! Can’t wait to see his personality emerge !!

Maple has started to attend dog playgroup. He can vocalize a lot when he’s waiting to enter the playlot on leash. He likes super fast chase and can be a little much when he catches up with his play partners. He would benefit from tolerant play partners who can put up with his occasional overwhelming behavior.
Maple A199064

Maple is an 8 year old male who came into the shelter on 9/25/21 as a stray.

Handling video: https://youtu.be/Jn24kLsDqMI

Maple is a return customer and that stinks, especially since he’s a senior boy. It’s only been two years since we’ve seen him but looking at old videos, he seems so much older. Maple remembers the shelter routine and comes out easily. He sits on command and takes treats gently but hasn’t picked up any new tricks. Maple allows handling all over and isn’t jumpy no matter what level we are on. His coat has seen better days. There are some hot spots around his back side and neck possibly from being tied out. One big change we noticed is his dog tolerance. He absolutely doesn’t want four legged friends anymore. Maple deserves to be pampered into his golden years with a family that loves him.

** 2019 INFO **

HANDLING: https://youtu.be/AkFAGjiPd54
HANDLING 5/21: https://youtu.be/L8nxqbiwdgY
PLAYGROUP 5/29: https://youtu.be/aFdzpjMQJMc

Maple is such a big sweetie!! So curious about the play yard, seems very interested in other dogs! Wags his tail when he sees them! Poor boy has some evidence of injury to his snout, it’s dry and crusted with some scabbing. He allows handling and seems ok with treats, was more interested in the environment than food ! Can’t wait to see his personality emerge !!

Maple has started to attend dog playgroup. He can vocalize a lot when he’s waiting to enter the playlot on leash. He likes super fast chase and can be a little much when he catches up with his play partners. He would benefit from tolerant play partners who can put up with his occasional overwhelming behavior.
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Why adoption is a great option

Maple, a Chicago Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Large) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Large) for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Large) dog from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Large) breeders who help with Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Large) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.