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Posted over 2 years ago | Updated 22 hours ago

Cared for by RescuedOhio
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Adoption fee: $350

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My basic info

Pit Bull Terrier
5 years 9 months old, Adult
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
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My details

Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

Meet Phoebe! If you're into snuggly pitties with giant heads, it doesn’t get much better than this.

Phoebe has the largest head-to-body ratio we've ever seen. It's a real melon. She uses that velvet bowling ball to snuggle up close and give you kisses just for hanging out. In her perfect world, she spends 50% of her day cuddling and 50% sprawled out in the sun. She absolutely loves sunbathing on the rocks, in the grass, on a raised bed... anywhere, really.

Phoebe is very mellow 3 year old pup. While she enjoys a walk or running around the back yard for a bit, she's not a dog that will require a lot of exercise. She has some mild hip dysplasia that she takes medication for, so if you're looking for a young but lazy dog, she's perfect! Her foster family alternates between short walks and back yard play to make sure she’s getting enough exercise without overdoing it. For this reason, and due to her dog reactivity, Phoebe requires a home with a privacy fence so she can lounge around in peace (miraculously, her stout body can succesfully jump a chain link fence).

Phoebe has made it clear that she doesn’t want to share the spotlight with other dogs, so she will need an owner that is comfortable owning and managing a dog that is reactive to other dogs. She really wants to play with the pups on the other side of the privacy fence, and we think she's probably capable of having a few trusted pups that she could have playdates with, but she acts like a real nutjob when she initally sees dogs (on walks, at the vet, on car rides, etc.). And because she would chase a squirrel to Mexico, we have a feeling cats would be a bad idea, though we haven’t tested it. Phoebe is wonderful with new humans, including guests in the home, but she is clumsy and sturdy and a bit too rough for a home with kids. And really, she just wants to be your baby.

Phoebe is a bit smaller than she looks in photos, but still weighs about 65lbs. She does well for baths, is potty trained, and she's wonderful in the crate. She will sleep in her crate through the night or while you’re away with no issues, but won't turn down the opportunity to sleep in your bed either. She does the cutest little grumble/howl when you come home or when she's ready to play. She's a smart, sensitive girl who feeds off of your energy and generally knows when it's time to play vs. time to settle down. 

Phoebe has a very sweet disposition and becomes everyone's best pal. To meet her is to love her. While she may seem a little difficult on paper, she will be the most amazing addition to a laid back household that just wants a snuggle buddy.

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Contact info

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PO Box 382, New Albany, OH 43054

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Additional adoption info

Fees are $195 senior dogs or $65 seniors adopting senior dogs, 6 months to 7 years $350, puppies 6 months and younger $400. All fees include spay/neuter, microchip, with vaccinations, worming, flea and heartworm current.

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RESCUEDohio was founded on August 1, 2015 by a group of dedicated animal lovers in the central Ohio area. The founders came from various different vocational backgrounds, but all have one thing in common: the passion to save dogs. Before starting RESCUEDohio, they were previously involved in different aspects of rescue, including fostering, fundraising, coordinating and training. The mission of this group is to help find homes for unwanted and abandoned dogs and to advocate for the rights of all animals everywhere.