Pete is a wonderful pup, he is a mellow, sweet boy but still has a bit of puppy energy. His foster loves him and would keep him, but she wants the best active home for him. She said the best for him is to live with a active family who can run and play with him. He loves his toys and chases balls and rope toys.
His coat is a beautiful brindle that shines when the sun hits it. He was found on a horse farm in the country with his ears cropped fairly short, we are sure he was lucky to get away from what ever life was a head of him. He is safe now and no one will ever alter his beautiful body again, except for of course his neuter, but that is for good reasons and he is ok with that!!
He is well socialized and has been with his foster since he was 16-18 weeks old. He loves to play with his foster brothers (dogs) and even gets along with the cats. He is learning not to jump, so smaller children might not be best for him – perhaps seven and older.
When he first got to his fosters home, he seemed terrified of the crate but has since adjusted. His foster keeps him crated whenever she leaves the house. He is still a puppy, so is still learning that not everything is a toy, he will grab your favorite shoe or slipper when you are not watching. His foster lets him sleep with her and her two dogs. He sleeps fairly well through the night. She is getting him ready to transition to a crate at night.
Pete is learning to potty outside and goes to the door to be let out when asked. He immediately urinates, but give him a little extra time to sniff around to finish his business before letting him back in. He is a puppy and still has a lot to learn so will require basic training, which is always useful when bonding with your new pup.
His foster works from home in an office that is separate from the main part of the house, and he does not get upset when she is working. He does whine if she goes outside without him, so of course she takes him along when ever she can. His foster has taken him for rides in her car and he has done well.
So if you are looking for a sweet, playful boy to take with you on your next adventure, Pete is ready!
Breed: Hound/American Staffordshire Terrier
Age: 6 months
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: Too young (testing is done at 6 months of age)
Housetrained: does well with foster but may have a set back when going to a new home (to be expected)
Location of dog currently: Rossville TN
Puppy Adoption Fee: $550.00
Adoption fee also includes transport fee.
ATTENTION PUPPY ADOPTERS: You will be required to attend training/behavior classes with your new dog unless you are experienced dog owners and your adoption coordinator is comfortable with your experience. This requirement is for the benefit of you and your puppy so if you experience behavior issues you have a point of contact.
PLEASE - Think long and hard before adopting a puppy - consider the lifestyle change this puppy will come with - he cannot be crated for more than 3-4 hours at a time until he’s older, puppy proofing your home will be necessary, puppies scratch and nip so if you have small children, can they handle this?? Training will be so important in this puppy’s life, do you have the time??
Please consider purchasing this book before adopting. Perfect Puppy in 7 Days - How to Start Your Puppy Off Right, Sophia Yin, DVM - it is an amazing book that we recommend very highly and have had amazing feedback on.
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.