Spanky - Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Rutledge, TN

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Organization Name: Grainger County Humane Society
Location: Rutledge, TN 37861
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(865) 567-0050


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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Spanky

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 12/16/2016
Location: Rutledge, TN 37861
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
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Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever (short coat). Please contact Carolyn (caseaman@hughes.net) for more information about this pet. Spanky is a 1-3 year old male Pit Bull Lab mix. Spanky came to us with a severe embedded collar but is all healed up now. He does walk on a leash fine but may do better with a harness instead. Spanky gets along well with other female dogs but can be a bully when it comes to other male dogs. He is crate trained but loves to be outside. He would not do well in a home with small dogs or cats. Spanky will make a wonderful companion for someone who is active and wants to spend time playing and going on adventures. Spanky is neutered, up to date on his shots, wormed and frontlined. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY- Adopters 1st MUST fill out a Pit Bull Adoption Application. Adopters MUST have chain link kennel or fenced in yard. Adopters MUST have proof they own their own home and be willing to have a home check before adoption. Adopters MUST have a Veterinarian reference. These requirements must be met before adoption is considered. To apply to adopt Karma please email timssquaw@hotmail.com or call Rocky Farr at 865-567-0050

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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      Zippy

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      Breed: Cheeks
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Baby
      Location: Rutledge, TN
      Posted Breed: Pekingese / Chihuahua / Mixed. Please contact Carolyn (caseaman@hughes.net) for more information about this pet. Zippy is an 11 wk PekChi Female spayed up to date on shots and loves little girls. Call865-567-0832 or email graingerhumane@gmail.com
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    • Border-Aussie Dog For Adoption in Rutledge, TN

      Rainer

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      Breed: Border-Aussie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Rutledge, TN
      Posted Breed: Border Collie / Australian Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat). Please contact Carolyn (caseaman@hughes.net) for more information about this pet. Rainier is a young neutered male that has a great personality. Call 865 567 0832 or email graingercounty@gmail.com
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Rutledge, TN

      Aimee

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Rutledge, TN
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Carolyn (caseaman@hughes.net) for more information about this pet. Aimee needs a quiet home with someone(s) who understands that she is shy and does things in her own time. She is a Senior dog. If you would like to meet Aimee please call 865-567-0832 or email graingerhumane@gmail.com
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Rutledge, TN

      Hank

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Rutledge, TN
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Carolyn (caseaman@hughes.net) for more information about this pet. Hank is a good loving guy. He is gentle and would make a good family dog. If you would like to meet Hank call 865-567-0832 or graingerhumane@gmail.com
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Rutledge, TN

      Nova

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Rutledge, TN
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Please contact Carolyn (caseaman@hughes.net) for more information about this pet. Nova is a 1 year old beautiful female Pit Bull mix. She came from an over crowded home and was extremely emaciated. Nova is working on her house training skills and leash skills. She gets along with other dogs and is playful but gentle. She would fit in almost any home as long as that home had time to give her plenty of attention and play time for her wonderful energy. Please email her foster home for an adoption application at timssquaw@hotmail.com or call 865-567-0050 to meet this pretty girl. A home check will be required before adoption.
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    • Anatolian Shepherd-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Rutledge, TN

      Spirit

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      Breed: Anatolian Shepherd-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Rutledge, TN
      Posted Breed: Anatolian Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat). Please contact Carolyn (caseaman@hughes.net) for more information about this pet. Spirit came to us very emaciated. She had apparently been on her own way too long. She would love now to spend the rest of her life with someone who would appreciate her. Are you that someone? Call423-733-9843or email snowdenb@hotmail.com
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