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Han Solo

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Franklin, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Han Solo is a 2 ยฝ year old, 62.7 pound, APBT mix. He is a very happy and friendly boy that has been excited to meet everybody. He is very active, and he enjoys a variety of toys. Han Solo's favorite game seems to be fetch, but he also enjoys tossing his toys around on his own. Han Solo does get very engaged in his play, so he will need a home that is ready to prioritize both his physical and mental needs. This sweet boy accidentally got out along with another dog while staff was cleaning up the kennels for the day. Unfortunately, the other dog that got out attacked Han Solo. Han did his best to stay away from the other dog, and he did not contribute to the fight and only tried to defended himself. Both dogs were safely separated, and no one got seriously injured! We do not know for sure how this will affect him with future dogs he meets, but so far he seems to be okay with others. Of course, a meet and greet will be required if there are any current dogs in the home! We do not know how Han Solo will do with other animals or children. Even after everything he has been through, he remains a very happy boy. Overall, Han Solo is a very playful and goofy boy that is looking for a fresh start in life! He knows his special family is out there somewhere, and he cannot wait to meet you!We do all adoptions with approved applicants by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting, please contact us via FB Messenger or email us at jcasreception@co.johnson.in.us for an application. You can also find one on our website at http://johnsoncountyanimalshelter.com/adopt/. Once an application is submitted and approved, we can set an appointment to meet the pet!
We'll also keep you updated on Spock's adoption status with email updates.
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Spock

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Young
Franklin, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
The day you meet Spock, you will want to take him home!Spock is a 1 year old, 51.7 pound, APBT mix. He is a very cuddly and playful boy here at the shelter. He loves to play tug, and he enjoys tossing his toys around! Spock is known for his booty wiggles when he gets really excited for treats or walks. He loves being around his humans! He especially would love a home where he can cuddle under a warm blanket with you at night. We are not sure how he will do with other animals or children.We do all adoptions with approved applicants by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting, please contact us via FB Messenger or email us at jcasreception@co.johnson.in.us for an application. You can also find one on our website at http://johnsoncountyanimalshelter.com/adopt/. Once an application is submitted and approved, we can set an appointment to meet the pet!
We'll also keep you updated on Cheerio's adoption status with email updates.
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Cheerio

American Pit Bull Terrier Rat Terrier

Male, Young
Indianapolis, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
If you've never considered having a dog because you work during the day, Cheerio may be the dog for you! Cheerio was rescued from the Clayton County Animal Control facility in Georgia where he was on the euthanasia list, and has been in foster since the beginning of June 2023. He is a beautiful gray-brown guy (think Weimaraner color), on the small side (less than 40 lbs), with a long body and short legs, estimated to be about 2 years old, microchipped, neutered and up-to-date on vaccinations and heartworm/flea/tick preventative. DNA says he is mostly a mix of American Pit Bull Terrier, Rat Terrier and Chihuahua! When he first arrived he was very suspicious of people and would actually snap at a hand reaching back past his head, especially when he was in his crate, making it difficult to get him out to potty. As a matter of fact, the information that came with him stated he had bitten someone at the vet's office where he was taken after rescue. He has come a long way since then and is a generally happy boy, tolerant of being handled (except by a vet wielding a syringe!), and quite the snuggle bug, wanting to be a lap dog. He has met several new dogs while in foster and does fine with slow introductions. He also did beautifully at an adoption event where he was fine with being petted by adults and children alike. The biggest issue with Cheerio was his intense dislike of cats. Because his foster home has two resident cats, he had to spend a lot of time in his crate, only being allowed out when the cats were safely shut in another room, so he got very used to being crated. Eventually, he became used to them and was allowed out of his crate most of the time except for overnight, feeding and when home alone. Unfortunately, he has decided he hates one of the resident dogs and they have to be kept separated, so he is back to being in his crate most of the time. The positive of all this is that he would likely be a good fit for someone who works all day, possibly living in an apartment, since he is used to spending a lot of time in a crate. In his foster home he is taken on two long walks (between 3/4 -1 mile) a day; the first is an off-leash walk in the morning and a leash walk in the evening, with several trips (not walks) out-to-potty during the day. He is reliable off-leash in the yard and will come when called to go in. He should do fine living with someone on a work schedule. If you're away from home during the day, all of his crating experience here will serve you both well since he's used to it! Cheerio is basically a very good boy and he will most likely be just as good a buddy for an adopter if you give him slow introductions and plenty of time and space to gain his trust. Fostered in Fort Wayne.
We'll also keep you updated on Dixon's adoption status with email updates.
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Dixon

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Young
Franklin, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
This handsome boy is Dixon! Dixon is a 1 ยฝ year old, 70 pound, APBT mix. He has been a happy, friendly, and playful boy since his arrival here at the shelter. He knows no stranger and is happy to be involved in whatever his people are doing. Dixon has shown some interest in toys, but he hasn't quite found his favorite yet. He's hoping his new family will have lots of fun toys and time to play with him! We do not know for sure how he will do with other animals or children.
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Gaston the King

Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 3 yrs 5 mos
Indianapolis, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, House-trained, Spayed or Neutered, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
Gaston is a very friendly, wiggle boy. When I picked him up from Ruff House someone was calling him Gus for short lol. So I called him Gus & it kinda stuck. It's easier to call out I think & fits him๐Ÿถ Besides wasn't Gaston in Beauty & the Beast a jerk? This guy is in no way a jerk. Lol Gus is pretty aloof and still needs to be guided to where you want him to go. I purchased training modules from Solid K9 Training (similar training Michael uses) and we have been training a little on sit, down & walk/heel using food rewards. Food works every time but he'll get overstimulated if you let him. Oh and he loves baby carrots๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿฅ• Most of the time he's pretty calm but when he's ready for attention he'll let you know. He likes to get lap cuddles and belly rubs. I mean full on, back in your lap, belly rubs... for 15 minutes or longer if you're willing to appease him that long... He likes to hang out with us humans but likes his kennel just to chill & decompress. He is kenneled at night and then it's crate & rotate with my dog when we're home. He loves car rides and pup cups. He is tethered for safety but could ride without tether he is that good. He behaves pretty well in public. He will pull you around if you let him so he needs firm guidance. He met a little girl (3ish) at tractor supply one day and was very gentle with her, other than that he hasn't been around children. I have not observed any negative reactions to people. He walks well on leash but still needs work on heeling. He sits perfect at corners before crossing. Saying easy or whoa gets him to slow up if he's pulling. He kennels up like a perfect southern gentleman and doesn't make a peep, except the occasional fluffing of his bed. He will let you know when he needs out or when it's getting close to dinner time. His vocalization is pretty funny ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜… He's not food reactive. He does get excited for food and can't wait for the bowl to hit the floor. He still needs work on calming down before eating. I use a slow feed bowl for him. He doesn't really fetch, he prefers to play keep away and tug. He likes chew toys. He loves his indestructible Goughnut. He is good with other dogs so far, he doesn't like being mounted or dominated. Facts about ๐™‚๐˜ผ๐™Ž๐™๐™Š๐™‰: ๐Ÿพ Staffie mix ๐Ÿฆด Estimated 3 years old; 60lbs ๐Ÿพ Neutered and fully vaccinated ๐Ÿฆด Heartworm negative ๐ŸŽ‰ ๐Ÿพ Dog and kid friendly ๐Ÿ“ Adoption application: https://form.jotform.com/secondchancespetsanctuarytx/Second-Chances-Adoption-Application ๐Ÿ“ Being fostered in Danville, IN
We'll also keep you updated on Legend's adoption status with email updates.
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Legend

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, Adult
Franklin, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Everyone meet the boy with all the kisses, the sweetest APBT around.....Legend! Legend is a 51# APBT mix who is a very sweet boy and is looking for his forever home with someone who will make him feel just as loved as he will make you feel. He is the most amazing dog you will ever meet, and loves to give you lots of attention. Legend enjoys treats and play time. Legend is very outgoing and food motivated. He does not quite understand fetch. He believes that if you throw the ball and he goes to get it, you should go too. We do not know how Legend will do with other animals or children, but he seems to enjoy being around the other dogs here at the shelter! Legend is looking for his new best friend, could that be you?We do all adoptions with approved applicants by appointment only. If you are interested in adopting, please contact us via FB Messenger or email us at jcasreception@co.johnson.in.us for an application. You can also find one on our website at http://johnsoncountyanimalshelter.com/adopt/. Once an application is submitted and approved, we can set an appointment to meet the pet!

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14.8 miles

Johnson County Animal Shelter

2160 N Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131

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Hope Marie's Fund

4253 N State Rd 135, Franklin, IN 46131

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14.8 miles

Second Chances Pet Rehab and Sanctuary - Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN 46131

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19.1 miles

Partners for Animal Welfare Society, Inc.

1224 West Main Street, (no animals housed here), Greenfield, IN 46140

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19.7 miles

Taffy's Touch Senior Dog Rescue

Greenwood, IN 46143

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21.4 miles

Lucci's House Bully Rescue

Indianapolis, IN 46227

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23.7 miles

Community Animal Rescue Effort

Columbus, IN 47201

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23.7 miles

Bartholomew County Humane Society

4415 E. 200 S., Columbus, IN 47201

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27.1 miles

Indianapolis Animal Care Services

2600 S Harding St, Indianapolis, IN 46221

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27.7 miles

LUV A DOG Rescues and Adoptions

4012 Cooks Hill Road, Morgantown, IN 46160

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