King Kite knows he only gets one chance to make a good first impression on you, so he put on his very best school clothes!
This 1-year-old, 50 pound Pittie boy could use a little help. He had a loving family who could not provide him safety. They were fine, but they had neighbors who refused to control their dogs, and poor King Kite was on the receiving end of THEIR lack of manners. One of our dedicated rescue friends met King Kite’s owners immediately to bring him to safer circumstances.
Despite the fact that he has seen some dogs without manners, King Kite knows his right from wrong! He’s a big, healthy, goofy puppy who wants the chance to run and play without fear. He gets along really well with all the other dogs in his foster home, so we think a confident, happy canine sibling would be a wonderful thing for him. He is all ready to be part of a healthy pack!
Cats aren’t a definite yes or no. There are certainly cats he can live with – as he is living with dog savvy cats now – but he is definitely cat-curious (this means he REALLY wants to check out the cats). He hasn’t shown any aggression, but some cats do not care to be part of puppy playtime. We do not know how he would act around a cat who doesn’t understand puppies.
King Kite has never shown aggression in any way. He was never taught basic leash skills, so this “civilized living” is a new concept he is working on. He would love a fenced in yard so he can burn off his puppy energy with rambunctious play. When he is a little worn out from that? Then he does better learning to walk calmly with his family on a leash. He will pick it up, but he is less mannered on a leash when he has a lot of pent up energy. He could also be happy living with a frequent runner. The longer and faster, the better! We imagine he would quite like long hikes (on a leash for the immediate future) where he could see LOTS of new things and smell lots of new smells. This would stimulate his brain and help him wear off that puppy mental energy as well as allow him to work off his physical energy. Right now, he does get really excited to see EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE, so he’s a puller. As he becomes more trained and more comfortable in his new environment, we think he will settle in as a nice walking partner.
King Kite LOVES children, but he is a big boy. He’s 50 pounds at 1-year-old, so he’s likely to get bigger. In his desire to play, he does still jump. For a puppy, this is completely normal, but for small children it could be a bit much.
King Kite kind of thinks the crate is suspicious, but he does go in willingly. We recommend reinforcing this training by leaving his crate open all the time and periodically putting treats in it, so he associates it with all good things and not just confinement. He whines a little when the door closes, but his foster mom tells us he will settle down. She has put him in for up to 4 hours. That is his limit, except when sleeping at night and the whole house is still. Crating is excellent and necessary training for dogs, but remember that the longer a puppy stays in a crate, the more energy he builds up. Too much more than 4 hours, and he will come out of that crate like a bullet, looking to pee and poop! Also, crate accidents are rare with King Kite, but not unheard of.
When out of the crate, King Kite is WELL on his way to being housetrained! His foster has him on a set schedule, and if King Kite is let out regularly, he does not have accidents in the house. There may be minor setbacks in his new home as his family learns his signals, but with a little diligence, we think he will be a perfect gentleman about his business in no time!
King Kite is already a great car rider. He loves to drive around! He doesn’t seem terribly protective of his food or toys. We do recommend feeding new pack members separately from other dogs, until they start to feel at home and secure that food will always be in the same place at the same time. He’s never resource guarded his toys. He has been in a home with LOTS of toys, and we hope his forever home will spoil him in this way.
What King Kite needs most is what all puppies need most: routine and patience. He’s still very young, and he had a rough couple of months there, but it is gratifying to see him beginning to thrive in his newer, safer circumstances.
If you can provide King Kite a place to grow into the Handsome, Wonderful Good Boy we know he is just about to become, we know the rewards will be worth it. Apply to make King Kite your new Best Friend!
Name: King Kite
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 1 year (estimated)
Weight: 50 approx.
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Over 12
Good with Dogs: yes
Good with Cats: No
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