Jaxson - another brindle pit bull, we know. But really, he’s not just another one. He’s special just like the others. He’s a bit luckier than some dogs - here’s why.
Jaxson’s current mom with whom he still lives met him in Florida - he was her neighbor’s dog but he was outside 24-7 and she couldn’t stand it - she watched him day after day and worse, he was itching all the time and scratching himself raw. She did what she could but had to be careful as you just can’t feed your neighbor’s dog or give them medicine etc. The neighbor went away for a few days - she took advantage of that time though to get to know him and actually fed and got him cleaned up. When the neighbor returned she just asked outright if she could have him and to her surprise the woman said sure.
They are living in Connecticut now and are doing great - his mom is a senior with two other big dogs to care for and she feels for Jaxson’s sake, a new home with someone(s) who can exercise him more and do more for him is needed- he deserves it. He does go to doggie day care at John Gagon’s Pet Resort in Colchester three times a week and does great there. But hiking, long walks in the woods and on a beach, runs here and there would be amazing for him.
Jaxson does great with his canine siblings - he is deferential to a big female in the home - the other two dogs he is fine w/ - if he has something they want he will growl at them but hasn’t had any real issues in that regard.
He absolutely needs some work with basic manners - he sees the leash come out - all bets are off and his mom just can’t control his enthusiasm- he’s 60 lbs, she’s about 90 lbs soaking wet! For this reason we are saying children over 12 only because of his enthusiam.
Jaxson is house trained and as you can see, he does love a good bed!
The optimal home for Jaxson would be one with breed experience, where he can get plenty of exercise and/or doggie daycare.
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 2 years
Weight: 60 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Children over 12 (secondary to his boisterous nature)
Good with Dogs: Yes - dogs his own size that can play at his level would be great - females may be better
Good with Cats: Unknown and we advise against it.
Adoption Fee: $350.00
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