Hercules is a big name for this loveable boy. He had a rough start in life and was left chained in a backyard for much too long. Now that he has freedom, he’s loving indoor life and the affection he gets from his foster family.
Hercules really is a sweetheart of a dog that wants nothing more than to love you and receive that love back in return. He does need a patient and experienced family that can work with him on continuing to build confidence, basic obedience, and proper leash behavior.
This handsome boy would love to live with a family who either has a backyard or who is active and enjoys leash runs. While he loves a good run, he spends most of his time cuddling on the couch. Hercules forgets he weighs 66lbs, so be prepared for heavy cuddles!!!
Hercules is interested in other dogs but needs a slow introduction and time to adjust before fully engaging with them. As his confidence builds, we feel he will do well with new canine siblings. Hercules is in the process of learning how to play with toys, so he would love a family who isn’t expecting him to play tug of war or fetch immediately.
This boy has responded well with kids, is very gentle, but based on his size, they will need to be older and of course, supervised while interacting.
Crate training is currently in process. Initially he was quite frightened of the crate and would hide. However we are working on positive reinforcement and Hercules will now enter the crate willingly for food. Foster has begun leaving him in the crate he appears to settle as he is calm upon return. Hercules does not have any accidents in the crate and does not destroy his blankets or water bowl. He is also housetrained in his foster home.
Hercules goes on leash walks multiple times a day. He has received leash training and is doing great, additional work with a firm handler will continue to help. He loves to run on his leash as well. He has limited spatial awareness so he needs a lot of cues to figure out turns and such while walking.
Hercules will need additional training on how to interact with dogs that he encounters while on a leash.
Hercules has done well entering a variety of new environments and allowing kids, adults, and elders to pet him.
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.
Most importantly, whether you were gone for 5 mins or a full day, when you come through the door, he acts like it’s the greatest moment of his life – and you are guaranteed to feel that love.
Interested in applying for this dog? Here is our application:
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Age: 3 years old (est)
Weight: 66 pounds
Heartworm: Positive, Treatment complete.
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: Unknown, but probably not.
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.