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Hercules

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Size: Large
Age: Adult
Gender: Male
Breeds: Plott Hound, Pit Bull Terrier
No Cats

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This boy is as cute as they come. To describe him in a few words: sweet, smart, and goofy.

When greeted in the morning by his foster Mom he does big hops of joy. While he loves some exercise, he spends most of his time cuddling on the couch. Hercules forgets he weighs 66lbs, so be prepared for heavy cuddles!!!

Hercules has done well entering a variety of new environments and allowing kids, adults, and elders to pet him. This boy does well with kids, is very gentle, but based on his size/strength, they will need to be older and of course, supervised while interacting. He takes treats gently and all he truly wants is love and cuddles—while you lay on the couch, he will lay on your chest for belly rubs; while you sit on the couch, he will sit on your feet to make sure you know he is available to be pet. If he hears footsteps by the door, he will be there in a nanosecond in hopes it is time for a walk.

Crate training is currently in progress. We’ll be honest, he doesn’t love it. He loves cuddling blankets in his crate but has learned that the door closing means you’re leaving so he hides when asked to go in. The good news is, he doesn’t NEED to be crated. He’s house trained and doesn’t destroy things when left alone in his baby gated area.

Hercules is interested in other dogs but needs a slow introduction and time to adjust before fully engaging with them. A hold over from his rough start, he will bark at other dogs during a walk if they get too close (this is called leash reactivity – and can be worked on), but he recovers very quickly and is back to his bouncy self.

Overall Hercules is a well rounded, well behaved boy that would make a great addition to the right home.

Check out his video!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUWio_8NHes

Interested in applying for this dog?  Here is our application: 
https://us02b.sheltermanager.com/service?account=zh0572&method=online_form_html&formid=1

Name: Hercules
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Sex: Male
Age: 3 years old (est)
Weight: 66 pounds
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Vaccinations: UTD
Heartworm: Positive, Treatment complete.
Microchipped: Yes

BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Yes, older due to his size and strength.
Good with Dogs: Yes, with slow introductions.
Good with Cats: No

Adoption Fee: $475.00

IMPORTANT INFORMATION -

Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.

Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.

Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.