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Mr. Grinch - Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Shreveport, LA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-72335
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Date Listed: 02/24/2017
Date Expires: 06 days from now

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Organization Name: Pet Savers
Location: Shreveport, LA
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Mr. Grinch

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 02/24/2017
Location: Shreveport, LA 71119
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Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Shreveport, LA, USA
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. I wandered up to someone's business and really liked it there, but they couldn't keep me. So I made my way to Pet Savers. I was very unhappy when I first got here, but I've since lightened up quite a bit. I'm a 2 year old full-blooded Pit Bull, and I'm quite a strong dude. I will need someone who is experienced with my breed and can handle me firmly - with compassion! - and offer me a stable home. If you are interested in adopting, please visit http://www.petsaversshreveport.org and find our adoption application under the "dogs" tab. Completed applications can be emailed to our Adoption Team at shreveportpetsavers@gmail.com - all adoptions require a vet reference & a home check. Please let us know if you have any questions or if you would like to set up a meet & greet with a specific dog.

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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