Joey - Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Gettysburg, PA

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Organization Name: Vega's New Leash on Life Pet Rescue Inc
Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325
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(717) 900-5525


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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Joey

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brindle
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 03/19/2016
Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required Not Required
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Other
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Gentle
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). ARE YOU AN EXPERIENCED DOG PERSON, LOOKING TO HAVE JUST THAT ONE SPECIAL DOG? JOEY WOULD LOVE TO MEET YOU! This amazingly handsome pooch came to us from a local shelter back in June 2014, when he was about 1 1/2 years old. Joey absolutely adores people and is as loving and affectionate as can be. Shhh, this should be a secret, but Joey wants you to know that he spends his nights snuggling and snoozing in bed with his foster parents. He pays close attention to people and happens to give the best hugs and kisses. Joey is crate-trained, housebroken and aims to please. This smart guy will sit on command and is treat-motivated. He's a very good traveling companion in the car and will want to spend as much time with you as possible. His leash manners could use some work, but this is easily remedied with training and use of a proper harness. So, why has this fantastic dog been waiting so long for his happily-ever-after? It boils down to this...we are being extremely picky about who we send Joey home with. Although he is indeed a most wonderful dog, Joey isn't for everyone. He's quite selective when it comes to other dogs; he either likes or strongly dislikes new dogs on sight. If he dislikes a dog, he will try to act-out aggressively. He has done well with friendly, submissive female dogs, as well as male dogs of like size who are laid back and give him space. He doesn't take kindly to "in your face" or pushy dogs at all and hasn't done well in meetings with small dogs or cats. Joey will need an experienced owner who completely understands that, while he is a treasure, he must be watched closely and handled properly in the presence of other animals. This is not a guy for doggy parks or leisurely strolls around a neighborhood when other dogs are out and about. Care will also need to be taken on visits to the vet, as he'll need to be kept away from other animals in the clinic. Ideally, Joey's new home should have a decent sized yard with a privacy fence that prohibits him from seeing neighboring dogs or animals passing nearby. To sum it up, Joey is all about people and loves spending time with adults and children alike. He is completely submissive and accommodating with people; not a mean bone in his body. He snuggles and plays with the children in his foster home, showering them in hugs and kisses. To meet Joey is to love him, and we are confident the right forever home is out there. If you are looking to have that ONE special dog as your best friend and loyal companion, Joey's waiting to meet you. He'll offer you a heart as big as the sun and all the fuzzy cuddles you need. All of the dogs/cats listed are located in or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Adoption fees are $245 for dogs ($95 for Seniors 8 years+) and $60 for cats, to help cover vet bills for spay/neuter of all adoptable pets as well as getting them up-to-date on their basic vaccinations, and for starting heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. Puppies and kittens will go into adoptive homes as Foster-to-Adopt until old enough to have spay/neuter surgery. No pet will be officially adopted without being spayed/neutered and vaccinated (unless there are health risks in doing so). We will require an approved on-line application which is available on our website at ForeverLoveRescue.com. Be prepared for a Meet-and-Greet and a basic home check to be done on or before adoption day, to ensure that the pet can be safe in the new home and that everyone involved is comfortable with each other. Please feel free to call or text Stephanie at 717-752-5698 with any questions, or reach us by email at stephanie@foreverloverescue.com. Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Forever Love Rescue and LIKE€ our page. SAVING ONE DOG OR CAT MAY NOT CHANGE THE WORLD...BUT FOR THAT ONE DOG OR CAT, THE WORLD CHANGES FOREVER. Please, Don't Shop, ADOPT A BEST FRIEND! <3

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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Gettysburg, PA

      Gianna

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Gettysburg, PA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). HI, I'M GIANNA! ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A SWEET OLE GAL WHO WILL STICK BY YOUR SIDE ALL DAY LONG? THAT'S ME! ONE VERY SPECIAL DOG! Gianna came to us from a local shelter in August 2015, when she was about 9 years old. Through no fault of her own, this wonderful pittie girl spent over half her life in the shelter system. Gianna has every reason to be bitter and guarded after so many disappointments...oh, but she's not! She eagerly befriends everyone she meets, as she makes her way to them, tail wagging. She spends a great deal of time "working" as a greeter in our adoption center, where she has rightfully earned the nickname, "Princess Gianna." This gorgeous lady enjoys the company of adults and older, respectful children. In fact, she snuggles and snoozes in bed nightly with the children in her foster home. Gianna is as gentle and laid back as they come, mixed with a hint of stubbornness. She has fantastic leash manners and so enjoys leisurely strolls around the neighborhood. She's an excellent co-pilot when it comes to car trips, proudly riding shotgun in the passenger seat, watching the world go by. Don't let her age concern you, as Gianna has kept her girlish figure and still has pep in her step. As far as physical limitations go, stairs can cause her some difficulty. Years of life on concrete, combined with the passage of time have led to mild arthritis. She can still climb stairs, but we would like to find her a forever home on one level, or with as few steps as possible, now that the golden years are upon her. She is taking joint supplements which help considerably, so we would like to see this regimen continue. During time in foster care, Gianna has met and befriended quite a few cats, and has been caught snuggled-up with some of her feline besties. In fact, she's become quite the nurturing mama-type with our incoming shy or elderly cats. She would love to have some kitty friends in her new home, provided they are dog-friendly. She's easily annoyed by energetic, in-your-face dogs and would prefer to be your one-and-only canine house mate. Years of institutional living have taken a toll on Gianna's housetraining. When dogs are confined all alone for 16 hours at a stretch for months on end, bladder control becomes impossible. Her forever person needs to offer patience and understanding in this regard, knowing accidents are very likely to happen. Consistency in taking her outside on a frequent, regular schedule will go a long way towards keeping accidents at a minimum. You'll want to pay close attention to her signals and get her outside immediately. Although Gianna is crate trained and can remain accident-free in the crate for up to 6 hours, we prefer to have this darling girl crated as little as possible. She has spent far too much of her life locked up in a kennel and it would be unfair to continue to keep her confined any more than necessary. Gianna would be the ideal friend for a senior citizen, or anyone who spends a lot of time at home. When you meet her, it's easy to see what a loving, loyal girl she is. More than anything, she wants to be with her people; to join you for snoozes on the sofa, to watch over you as you garden outdoors on sunny days...to be anywhere with those she loves! This fabulous lady spent far too many years alone and lonesome in shelters. We promised Gianna her lonely days are over, so she must go to a home with people who will honor this pledge. Are you the one who will offer Gianna the love and companionship she so richly deserves for the rest of her days? All of the dogs/cats listed are located in or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Adoption fees are $245 for dogs ($95 for Seniors 8 years+) and $60 for cats, to help cover vet bills for spay/neuter of all adoptable pets as well as getting them up-to-date on their basic vaccinations, and for starting heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. Puppies and kittens will go into adoptive homes as Foster-to-Adopt until old enough to have spay/neuter surgery. No pet will be officially adopted without being spayed/neutered and vaccinated (unless there are health risks in doing so). We will require an approved on-line application which is available on our website at ForeverLoveRescue.com. Be prepared for a Meet-and-Greet and a basic home check to be done on or before adoption day, to ensure that the pet can be safe in the new home and that everyone involved is comfortable with each other. Please feel free to call or text Stephanie at 717-752-5698 with any questions, or reach us by email at stephanie@foreverloverescue.com. Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Forever Love Rescue and LIKE€ our page. SAVING ONE DOG OR CAT MAY NOT CHANGE THE WORLD...BUT FOR THAT ONE DOG OR CAT, THE WORLD CHANGES FOREVER. Please, Don't Shop, ADOPT A BEST FRIEND! <3
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Gettysburg, PA

      Diego

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Gettysburg, PA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). HI, I'M DIEGO! DO YOU LOVE TO SNUGGLE AND PLAY? ME TOO! Diego came into rescue January 2015, when he was 1-2 years old. It seems this sweet boy spent his short life living outdoors at the end of a chain. Oh, how Diego has blossomed in foster care! He adores people of all ages, including children, and and absolutely craves attention. He may be a little too enthusiastic for small children, so care will need to be taken in that regard. Diego hasn't gotten the memo that he's larger than your average lap dog, as he loves to get as close as possible to snuggle and offer pittie kisses. This very smart pup will sit, shake, down and rollover on command; we're still working on "stay" and "come." His leash manners could use some polishing, although a proper harness and additional training will be beneficial. Diego has excellent car manners and will often nod off in the passenger seat. Toys rock his world and this silly guy is always ready to romp and play. He'll chase a ball all day long but hasn't gotten the hang of returning it to you just yet. While Diego shares nicely with humans, he's not inclined to share toys, treats or food with other dogs and may act out in an aggressive manner. He's housebroken and crate trained in foster care and may just need a refresher course in his new home, as he gets the hang of a new routine. Diego is open to meeting friendly, submissive dogs but will likely not do well with dogs who make him feel challenged or threatened. He's not a fan of kitties, so we recommend there be no cats in his home. If you can offer Diego the exercise, playtime and loving care he craves, he's ready to make your acquaintance. A fenced yard is would be ideal. He's had some hard knocks in life, but Diego has shaken off the dust and is ready for his happily-ever-after to begin. All of the dogs/cats listed are located in or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Adoption fees are $245 for dogs ($95 for Seniors 8 years+) and $60 for cats, to help cover vet bills for spay/neuter of all adoptable pets as well as getting them up-to-date on their basic vaccinations, and for starting heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. Puppies and kittens will go into adoptive homes as Foster-to-Adopt until old enough to have spay/neuter surgery. No pet will be officially adopted without being spayed/neutered and vaccinated (unless there are health risks in doing so). We will require an approved on-line application which is available on our website at ForeverLoveRescue.com. Be prepared for a Meet-and-Greet and a basic home check to be done on or before adoption day, to ensure that the pet can be safe in the new home and that everyone involved is comfortable with each other. Please feel free to call or text Stephanie at 717-752-5698 with any questions, or reach us by email at stephanie@foreverloverescue.com. Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Forever Love Rescue and LIKE€ our page. SAVING ONE DOG OR CAT MAY NOT CHANGE THE WORLD...BUT FOR THAT ONE DOG OR CAT, THE WORLD CHANGES FOREVER. Please, Don't Shop, ADOPT A BEST FRIEND! <3
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    • Black Mouth Cur-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Gettysburg, PA

      Mars

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      Breed: Black Mouth Cur-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Gettysburg, PA
      Posted Breed: Black Mouth Cur / Mixed (short coat). HI THERE, I’M MARS! I’M READY AND WAITING TO BE HOPELESSLY DEVOTED TO YOU! I SURE DO LOVE TENNIS BALLS! CHECK OUT MY VIDEO! This handsome guy came to us from a southern shelter in June 2014, when he was about 1 ½ years old. Mars is happy-go-lucky, adores people and is ready to play on short notice. It’s hard to be in a bad mood with Mars around. He’s bound to bring out smiles with his silly expressions and clownish ways. Mars has an addiction…toys, toy and more toys, and will give you his undivided attention if he hears a squeaker. Balls rank high on his list of favorites…he’ll play fetch all day long. He hasn’t gotten the memo that he’s supposed to let you have the ball when he retrieves it, but there’s always hope. Mars is housebroken and will let you know if he needs to head outside. He’s crate-trained but will fuss to be let out if he knows someone is home. His leash manners could use polishing, so be prepared for training and use of a proper harness. Mars will sit on command and is quite the gentleman on car rides. He's very food-motivated and will be all yours for a yummy treat. He loves to run and play with great enthusiasm, meaning his energy level may be a bit too much for toddlers and small children. He’s a love bug with the older children in his foster home and eagerly greets them with doggy hugs and kisses. And shhh…he’s been known to snuggle and snooze in bed with his foster parents. You may be wondering why this fantastic dog is still waiting for his forever home. Simply stated…we want to be sure Mars is adopted by people who understand that, although he is wonderful, there are issues that require attention and diligence. You see, he’s quite selective when it comes to other dogs and isn’t a fan of cats. An experienced owner will understand that he must be watched closely and handled properly in the presence of other animals. This is not a guy for doggy parks or leisurely strolls around a neighborhood when other dogs are out and about. Care will also need to be taken on visits to the vet and other new places. Mars is insecure in unfamiliar surroundings and may react badly out of fear. This boy is NOT mean, not by a long shot! He worships people, is completely loving, and loyal to a fault. Many dogs don’t care for other animals, and this is the case with Mars. He needs a home with people who will keep him safe and happy as an only pet. A decent sized yard for him to run and play fetch in would be ideal. There will need to be a privacy fence that blocks his view of neighboring dogs or animals passing nearby. To sum it up: Mars is a “people dog” in search of a very special home and family. If you give this affectionate teddy-bear-of-a-dog a chance, Mars will offer all the snuggles, love and laughter your heart can hold. This very special boy has been waiting so long to hear someone say, “I want THAT dog!” Could that someone be you? All of the dogs/cats listed are located in or near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Adoption fees are $245 for dogs ($95 for Seniors 8 years+) and $60 for cats, to help cover vet bills for spay/neuter of all adoptable pets as well as getting them up-to-date on their basic vaccinations, and for starting heartworm and flea/tick preventatives. Puppies and kittens will go into adoptive homes as Foster-to-Adopt until old enough to have spay/neuter surgery. No pet will be officially adopted without being spayed/neutered and vaccinated (unless there are health risks in doing so). We will require an approved on-line application which is available on our website at ForeverLoveRescue.com. Be prepared for a Meet-and-Greet and a basic home check to be done on or before adoption day, to ensure that the pet can be safe in the new home and that everyone involved is comfortable with each other. Please feel free to call or text Stephanie at 717-752-5698 with any questions, or reach us by email at stephanie@foreverloverescue.com. Be sure to check us out on Facebook at Forever Love Rescue and LIKE€ our page. SAVING ONE DOG OR CAT MAY NOT CHANGE THE WORLD...BUT FOR THAT ONE DOG OR CAT, THE WORLD CHANGES FOREVER. Please, Don't Shop, ADOPT A BEST FRIEND! <3
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