Fostering in Connecticut!!
Duff is a gorgeous blue nose pit bull boy who is sweet as well as absolutely stunning. When photographed in the sun, his coat shows reddish brown reflections, which is why not all his photographs are quite the same color. Pictures don’t do this handsome boy justice!
We had no intention of taking any more dogs for a while from the Memphis Animal Shelter but got emails and messages from several people that this boy was on “the list” as he’d been at the shelter for too long - there’s only one reason for that - he was such a great dog that “his day” kept getting pushed further and further until finally it couldn’t any more. He was a shelter favorite - the staff just adored him. When several of the kennel techs heard that he was rescued, they burst into tears - we received an email thanking us for saving him because he is such an amazing dog.
Duff is great with all other dogs and was a star player in his Memphis playgroup. However, we have since noticed that if another dog wants to play a little rough or over the top, Duff is willing to comply. While this is fine for playtime, we’ve found that this type of play tends to overstimulate Duff and affects his indoor/non-play behavior as well. As such, we think he’d be best as an only dog, or with a very calm dog that doesn’t really like to play.
It appears that Duff didn’t have a lot of training before he was picked up as a stray. He has learned to sit on command, and to wait before eating until he is given a command to do so. He is working on not charging through doors and is making progress. He also still needs continued training on leash walking, although he is quite good with an Easy Walk harness.
Duff loves stretching out in the sun, chewing on hard chews, food and treats! He also likes to destroy soft toys; it’s fun to remove stuffing and squeakers!
If you have experience training large dogs who are just learning self-control, Duff may be the dog for you, as he will need continued training. He makes up in sweetness and love for the effort you will put in!
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 3 years
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Older and dog savvy
Good with Dogs: Does well with calmer dogs without an “over the top” play style. Currently living with four foster dogs.
Good with Cats: No
Adoption Donation: $250.00
Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.
Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes. If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.
At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.
NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS: Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.
Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.
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 dog will help others in need.
All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.
Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.