Cher, Sonny's Mom - Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

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Organization Name: Eleventh Hour Rescue
Location: Rockaway, NJ 07866
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Female Female
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Cher, Sonny's Mom

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 06/18/2016
Location: Rockaway, NJ 07866
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Gentle
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Cher is a 9 year old Pit Bull who came into the shelter along with her son, Sonny. Both of them are very sweet & people friendly, just really nice dogs. Cher is an affectionate girl who just loves attention - she loves to be petted & to cuddle with her people. She takes treats very gently and appears to let you know when she needs to go out. She knows the commands sit, paw, down and stay. She loves to play, but has destroyed every stuffed toy she owns. She still plays with them, minus the stuffing and squeakers. Cher rides like a lady in the car & enjoys just sitting in a car, even when it's not moving. She loves to go for walks & is good on a leash. Cher is good with older kids - little kids make her nervous - but she isn't fond of other dogs so she needs to be the only dog in the house. However, when passing a dog that is in its own yard, unleashed, Cher just ignores them. Cher is just a HONEY of a dog who needs some love and attention! She is very sweet, smart and loves "her" people! Cher has been spayed & fully vetted & is ready for her new home. If you'd like to meet Cher, please complete an adoption application & be sure to mention her name.

American Pit Bull Terrier

A.K.A. : Pit Bull Terrier, Pitbull, Pit bull, Pit, Pit Terrier, Staffordshire Fighting Dog, Bull Baiter Dogs, Yankee Terrier, Rebel Terrier
Overview: The American Pit Bull was originally bred for dog fighting and gained a reputation as a vicious animal. Can be a loyal and affectionate pet when trained and socialized properly.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): 22-110 Most common: 35-55
Height (in): 18-22
Colors: Any color or combination of white, red, brown, black, gray
Coat: Its coat is thick, short and shiny.
Character: The American Pit Bull is intelligent, loyal and affectionate. If not properly trained, can be dominant and aggressive.
Temperament: The temperament of the American Pit Bull depends largely on the training and socialization the animal receives. In the hands of an experienced trainer, they can be socialized to be good pets. May not do well with other pets or strangers.
Care: This breed is easy to groom. They need to be bathed regularly and brushed occasionally.
Training: American Pit Bulls should be owned and trained by people experienced with this breed or other aggressive breeds.
Activity: American Pit Bulls need regular exercise, both in fenced yards and walks with a leash.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: hip dysplasia, heart disease and cataracts
Life Expectancy: 10-13

More About American Pit Bull Terrier Breed
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

      Paris

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Rockaway, NJ
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Hound / Mixed (short coat). Paris' foster family adores her - she is a quiet dog and rarely barks. She is quite the couch potato - she loves to lie right next to you as close as she can, with her head on your lap, wanting to be petted. She loves belly rubs & head scratches. Paris is housetrained and would do great with a family with respectful children. The children in her foster home have taught her a few tricks - she knows "sit", "paw" and "lie down". Paris needs to be walked on a leash unless you have a fenced-in yard - she loves to chase "critters" if given the chance. Paris loves people, but she is selective about dog friends so she should be the only dog in the house. She is a very loving, sweet dog looking for a warm bed & a family to snuggle with. If you would like to meet Paris, please complete an adoption application & be sure to mention her name.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

      XP Lucy

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Rockaway, NJ
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Lucy (also known as Socks) is a lovable girl who loves attention and getting belly and back rubs. She's a playful little dog who likes to play with our beagle and catching a ball. Lucy has not been around cats but has been around dogs prior to being with us. She is cautious around other dogs except our beagle. Lucy barks at people approaching the house except us. She knows when strangers approach the house. She does bark at people she does not know. Like Precious she is learning the command "no barking". Once she gets to know the person she'll want attention and lies for belly rubs. She does not guard her food. Also, like Precious, Lucy loves sitting or laying by your feet. If you are interested in Lucy or Precious, please call Manny or Lourdes at 973 993-9271 Home or 973 727-9852 Cell.
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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

      Two Socks

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Rockaway, NJ
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). My name is Two Socks but my friends call me Tucker. Although I’m 9 years old, I still have plenty of life in me and I’m still searching for a home to call my own. I get along with respectful adults, but children are not my thing. For some reason, call me a baby, they scare me & I get defensive. I would prefer a home where I would get the attention. I'm on my best behavior in the house - you can trust me to be home for a couple hours without getting in trouble! You can leave me in a crate if you prefer, I don’t mind. But don’t forget to let me run around because I do like to run! I don’t really bark much & I’m not mouthy. I like to play with other dogs and you can take me to the dog park if you’d like, but I cannot be in a home with them. I love my people and do not like to share. I also LOVE to play. If you throw the ball for me, I will love you forever. I know basic obedience and I am also housebroken! Please give me a chance, will you? Fill out an application on me and come meet me. I promise you won’t be sorry! Be sure to mention my name - TWO SOCKS!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Rockaway, NJ
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Wendy is a wonderful 9 year old pit bull who can no longer stay in my home. She is very petite and maybe only 60 pounds. She is off leash trained and loves children. She has a very affectionate personality and would love just laying around with you all day. She also loves to play fetch! Wendy does have some separation issues, but being crated while you are out usually works. She is already housebroken so no need to worry about that. She does like some dogs that she meets, but not every one. But she is a wonderful girl who really loves people - she would make a great family pet. If you'd like to meet Wendy or learn more about her, please call 862-432-7317 & speak with Samantha.
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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

      Jackson Brow...

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Rockaway, NJ
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Boxer / Mixed (short coat). There isn't enough space on this page to say all the wonderful things about Mr. Jackson Browne! Jackson would be the most wonderful addition to any home without children and with people who take charge! You see, Mr. Browne can sometimes be over protective of his family, especially children. He guards the house and his people that he loves so he needs some direction and a strong leader. That being said, he has a personality unlike any other pup. He's sweet, playful, silly, loving, and knows when to RELAX!! He's a great cuddler and will curl up next to you, even in the smallest of spaces. He loves his belly rubs, so be prepared when he stretches out his paws to you! Jackson also loves to go on walks and adventures and ESPECIALLY loves the water!! He pulls slightly on the leash, but he is great in the car. Once Jackson meets you, he LOVES you, but it does take time. He is generally good with meeting dogs and people outside on the leash, but sometimes he gets nervous so make sure to properly introduce him first! Again, Jackson is friendly with most dogs, but can be dog selective. Jackson is housetrained, knows basic commands, and listens very well. Jackson can be trained easily. He is the most lovable, most precious dog and he will love you completely. If you'd like to meet Jackson, please fill out an application today, he's sure to put a smile on your face!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-German Shepherd Dog Mix Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

      Prince

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-German Shepherd Dog Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Rockaway, NJ
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (short coat). Prince is a very loving & playful Blue Nose Pit/German Shepherd mix. He can get pretty excited, but petting calms him down and after a minute he will roll over & you can pet his tummy. He is a pretty big puppy and a big baby, weighing 76 lbs! He loves to chew on durable toys and big bones. He is up to date on his shots and neutered. He is crate trained, housebroken, he likes other dogs & is good with people, but wouldn't be good with small children as he doesn't realize his size & could knock them down when he's excited. His foster mom describes him as 76 lbs. of love - goofy & a lapdog! If you would like to meet him, please fill out an adoption application & mention him by name - PRINCE!
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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

      EJ

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Rockaway, NJ
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). AND THE GOLD MEDAL FOR TAIL WAGGING GOES TO…. EJ! EJ is such a good boy and so goofy, he makes everyone laugh and smile. He is housebroken, walks well on a harness and is so smart and treat oriented that he will be perfectly trained in no time. He knows sit and down. All he wants to do is be close to you and rest his head on your chest and star into your eyes with those big beautiful brown eyes of his. He has a lot of energy and loves to run around in the backyard, he lives with 2 cats and gets along well with them. He loves to play, but his biggest thing is he loves is to steal treats and run off with them. LOL EJ was found on the streets with a broken jaw that had fused back incorrectly, making it impossible for this little puppy to eat or drink. EJ was starving to death. His jaw was reset correctly and he was sent to 11th Hour to find his forever home. While in foster and as EJ grew his jaw bone fused together again. The poor little guy was again unable to open his mouth even for a treat. He had a second surgery OCT 3rd that removed more of his jaw bone so that it would not fuse up again. The surgeon was able to remove enough so the he has more motion then he had before, not full motion but enough that he can eat a treat or lick peanut butter from a spoon and even drink water like a normal dog as well as being able to pant to cool himself off. EJ is currently gaining weight and he loves to eat. He can actually bark now and will let you know when he hears anyone or anything around the house or coming in the door. He loves to play with socks and will run circles around you while you try to catch him. He loves to sleep with you and will stay by your side all night. He loves car rides - he will sit right in the passenger seat and put his head on the arm rest so you can pet him and he will look at you the whole time. I have never seen a dog look into your eyes as intensely as he does. EJ is very smart and is a good listener - of course he is with those ears!! He shows no sign of food aggression with his human friends. He is learning quickly and is very treat motivated which is fantastic. He is so eager to please and easily trained. WARNING—EJ has the biggest, sweetest brown eyes that will melt your heart. Humans need to be aware that they will fall in love quickly and deeply for this guy. Please fill out an application if you would like to have EJ join your family.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

      XP Oreo Terr...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Rockaway, NJ
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Oreo is very friendly, affectionate, and playful. She LOVES to cuddle. She is housebroken, too. Unfortunately, she does not get along with other dogs or cats. She needs a home with adults or older children and absolutely no pets! If anyone is interested in meeting Oreo, please contact Margaret by calling 862-220-8582 or emailing billymar63@gmail.com
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

      XP Precious

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Rockaway, NJ
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Precious has a sweet personality and just wants to be loved. She looks at you with pleading eyes. She enjoys running and playing with Lucy. She is 5 years old and is a small girl at only 16 pounds. Precious has not been around cats but has been around dogs prior to being with us. She is cautious around other dogs except our beagle. She barks at people approaching the house except us. She knows when strangers approach the house. She does bark at people she does not know. She is learning the command "no barking". Once she gets to know the person she'll want attention and belly rubs. She does not guard her food. Precious loves sitting or laying by your feet. She has a passive disposition. If you are interested in Lucy or Precious, please call Manny or Lourdes at 973 993-9271 Home or 973 727-9852 Cell.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rockaway, NJ

      Sandra Dee

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Rockaway, NJ
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Hello, my name is Sandra, or Sandy, as my foster mom calls me. I am a “pocket pit” mix - I'm so tiny that I can almost fit in your pocket! I am about 35 pounds and I'm crate trained and house trained, but I prefer to roam free as I am not destructive in my current home. I came to 11th Hour in September 2011 after being abandoned in New York, and they saved me! Only a few short months later I went into a foster home, which I have been in since February of 2012. I am a good girl, I love to exercise and play with my toys all day. And I enjoy walks and hikes, too. I get energetic at times, but I just want to play. I prefer a home with no pets, as I am a Princess. I love to snuggle with my foster mom and watch movies, I love to burrow under blankets and sleep in her bed. I get cautious with new people, but learn to trust. I know that I am looking for a very special kind of home where I can be happy & safe. If you think you can provide that home for me, please fill out an adoption application and meet me today!
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