Are you looking for a confident, take-charge kind of dog? One who will boldly walk beside you into any adventure without a moment’s hesitation?
Well, Jax isn’t that, but we think with the right adopter, he COULD be. Jax is a work in progress.
Jax came from West Memphis Arkansas Shelter. He is estimated to be 17 months old and weighs 64 pounds. He and his mom had been confiscated by authorities. The folks at the shelter rushed to save both, but Jax’s mom passed away during her spay surgery. Her heart could not take the anesthesia.
Jax mourned her as best he could. Being sad and missing her, he climbed out of his kennel and found comfort with another young female Pittie. The shelter folks found him in her kennel and saw that this boy loves deeply, and he needed a home where he could be loved and learn how to be more that a dog on a chain. A friend of PAWS rushed to his aid and took him home with her. We promised to help him find a forever home.
When he first arrived in foster, he was terrified. This is common for dogs who spend their first years tethered to a chain and are never given the opportunity to develop bonds. He is learning quickly, though. He is living with 2 small dogs and is great with them. He has been introduced to dogs of all sizes, male and female, and has shown no aggression at all.
He is still a scared dog, though. He has developed leash manners and is learning that a walk is fun. He shows interest in the teenagers of the neighborhood. His new family will need to continue these skills with him.
At mealtimes, Jax is a mannerly fellow. Despite being deprived for a long time, he shows no food aggression. He shares his food with the other dogs!
Jax has received treatment for his heartworms, and he is on Advantage Multi. Because he is so young, his prognosis is excellent.
He goes out to do his business, but he does still have accidents. He has not yet been crate trained as that seems to be a little too much like his old life of confinement for him right now. He has free run of his foster home. Other than the occasional accident, he is not destructive towards anything in the house.
Jax will thrive with a family who understands him and how his prior life may contribute to some of his quirks. He deserves a VERY patient owner, lots of love, and a dog his size to play/learn from. He needs lots of toys as he plays at night with them until he falls asleep. Right now, he isn’t a dog who will follow his owner around the house. He is content to sit in his spot and observe the world around him. With patience and love and the time to fully realize he will never have to return to life on a chain, we believe he will blossom into a confident, happy pup.
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 2 years (estimated)
Weight: 64 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Has been treated successfully for heartworm
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Not formally tested - older would be fine.
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Unknown
Adoption Fee: $500.00
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.