Chewbacca - Pit Bull Terrier / Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

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Organization Name: Wagging Dog Rescue
Location: Carlsbad, CA 92013
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(310) 853-0757


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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Chewbacca

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 07/02/2016
Location: Carlsbad, CA 92009
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Physical Attributes
Ear Type Natural/Uncropped
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required None
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Swim
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Retriever / Mixed (short coat). ~~This little imp is Chewbacca, but his friends call him Chewie. Believe it or not, he's even cuter in the fur :) He's a happy pup of a couple years and the perfect best friend size at 50 pounds. We have no idea what his ingredients are (besides cute, that is) - perhaps pit bull shepherd blend? He loves water so maybe throw in some retriever too. Turn the hose on and instead of running, Chewie figures that's the signal to play! Yay!!! Our golden kid with the widow's peak and forehead wrinkles is a sweet and gentle boy. He gets so excited to see his people that his tail wags wildly for at least two minutes (even if they're just walking into the room from another room lol). Chewie's full of energy and loves other dogs. He's not a fan of cats but he sure hopes to have a playful doggie pal who likes to cuddle too. He's been perfecting his manners and skills and is super treat motivated. It's funny how his hearing improves when there's food involved too. He's crate trained and house broken, and although an active guy, he's good at entertaining himself with toys when it's time to chill out. Chewie hopes his people will like to play fetch cuz along with a love of water, he's great at retrieving the ball. Over and over and over. He's sure to keep you in stitches with his goofy antics and puppy fun :) Like most dogs, Chewie loves his walks and needs daily exercise and mental stimulation to thrive and grow. A semi-active family willing to provide leadership and structure will help this darling boy mature into one fine adult. If you're a fun loving family who enjoys doing things with your furkids too, then get in touch and meet Chewiepooh. He'll snag your heart and hopefully a forever place with you! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern California only please https://www.facebook.com/media/set/set=a.1019348368089664.1073741946.294289027262272&type=3 http://www.facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums http://waggingdog.org

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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

      Fidget - Fos...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Carlsbad, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Fidget's Fundraiser - https://www.youcaring.com/fidget Check out Fidget and his Jolly Egg BOL - https://youtu.be/dDYmT3GYlDg :) Meet WDR's resident tripod FIDGET! Ain't he the cutest? We think so! That giant head, his engaging nonstop smile, and his big brown eyes have us completely smitten <3 We rescued Fidget when he was about 10 months old (Dec. 2013) after animal control confiscated him from a local reservation. He had severe bite wounds to his right foreleg, compound fractures, bone sticking out ... It was guessed that he'd been living like that for a few months. There was no saving it so the county Spirit Fund (http://www.sddac.com/donations.asp) provided for his amputation. Fidget completed his recovery in one of our foster homes before finding what we thought was his forever home the following May. Sadly, Fidget's adoption didn't succeed. His former owners had so much love to give him, and he's such a loving dog and soaks it all up. Unfortunately without leadership, all the love in the world won't set a dog up for success. Fidget has been returned to WDR twice now - by the family who adopted and kept him for over a year, and later his foster family who wanted to adopt when he came back. He was not getting along with the other dogs in his former homes :( Fidget is almost 4 years old now, a young adult animal who's grown up with too much freedom and not enough structure. :( He'll excel with ongoing guidance from people who live a leadership lifestyle with their animals, understand the importance of energy, and are willing to set and maintain boundaries. A family willing to use his crate, who will not rush him into an unsupervised relationship with other dogs before he's ready is an absolute must. Fidget is dog tolerant (http://www.badrap.org/node/97) and gets along with most dogs. He wants his next parents to understand that he's normal and not fault him for it. A calm, adult female companion dog might be nice company but definitely not necessary. Fidget's current foster parents work long hours and he's doing great being home alone with toys, and he goes for short jogs with his 3 legs and his foster mom which helps while away the day. The missing leg doesn't slow him down ;p and his energy requires daily physical and mental outlets. Fidget is extremely food motivated and eager to train. He's fixed and current on everything, and we'd be happy to provide professional training to ensure that his next move is successful. If you're a dog savvy, feline free home with above average understanding of man's best friend and what sets us up for a successful relationship together, please contact us asap! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern California please
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Bulldog Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

      Gidget

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Bulldog Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Carlsbad, CA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Got piglet? Well, we do! Our cutie patootie GIDGET is the sweetest lil piggie hippo doggie girl in town. We first met this stubby dog while volunteering at her shelter and after we learned more about her, we just knew she had to be a Wagging Dog! Gidget arrived at the shelter as a stray. We don't know what brought her to that point in life, but she was adopted soon after arrival by a seriously irresponsible and downright stupid family. They picked Gidget up from her spay surgery and took her to a dog park - in a muzzle - that same day. Thank Dog they returned her to the shelter the next day because they 'didn't like her behavior at the dog park.' Never mind that they ripped her surgery site open with that foolish stunt. Forget that her hormones were all over the place, she was on pain killers and antibiotics from surgery, and should have been home resting quietly and not stuffed into a muzzle at a dog park and accosted by other ill mannered animals. Welp, after we heard that ridiculous tale, we searched for a foster home, found one, and drove her out of the shelter for good. Loving girl Gidget is ready to meet her forever future. She's definitely in the market for responsible dog owners. A family who understands leadership and is willing to set boundaries for our young lady is a must. We want to know that the good manners she's learning in foster care will continue in her forever home and future. Gidget is very playful and a well matched adult male companion dog would be great. She enjoys watching squirrels in the backyard and going for daily walks and exercise. Gidget is crate trained, house broken, current on everything and microchipped. Her bags are packed and she's great in the car so send us an app today if you'd like to add this beauty to your fur family! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG ~ Adoptions within Southern California only please ~ http://waggingdog.org/ http://www.facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Bulldog Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

      Briggs

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Bulldog Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Carlsbad, CA
      Posted Breed: Bulldog / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Can't. Stand. The. Cuteness. Seriously?? This dog is SO freakin cute!! He's big, beefy and such a sweetie - built like a linebacker :) Briggs looks like an American Bully, a blend of bulldog and pit bull. He's got bulldog nubs for teeth and a horrible hack job on his ears (which resulted in chronic ear problems causing lots of pain - lame). Briggs is a cool blue tricolor, and his former owner abandoned him at the shelter saying he was too much energy. YA RIGHT. This dog is anything but. :) We think Briggs is around 3+ years and he weighs 80ish pounds. He came to us in bedraggled shape but with clean living, nutritious food and supplements, his coat has returned to full shiny health. Like most of the young dogs we get in rescue, they were raised with no boundaries by their original owners. Everyone wants a cute puppy and then they fail to provide structure and guidance. For Briggs, it would've cost him his life at the OC shelter but thankfully we grabbed him at the last minute. Briggs has been learning to trust people again while working on his manners and behavior. He's come far in the very skilled care of one of our best foster homes. We saw the potential in this stocky gem of a dog and just needed the right people to help him realize it. Briggs gets along great with pretty much all other dogs and really enjoys playtime with well matched companions. He loves belly rubs, is super loyal, and as you might imagine he's something of a people magnet. Good thing he loooooves the attention!! Beefcake Briggs is looking for a forever family (no kids) with an above average understanding of dogs; a family who lives a leadership lifestyle with your well mannered animals. He needs people willing to set boundaries - for life, not just a few months - in a quieter child free home environment. A well matched, calm adult companion dog might be nice but not necessary for this people lover. He's not cat tolerant. Briggs has been learning that Nothing In Life Is Free - NILIF. This lifestyle philosophy will help Briggs continue to excel in his forever future with YOU :) He's working on not jumping up when he gets excited and although he's doing super, let's be honest. This is a tough habit to break! Caution: May give LOTS of kisses! Check out Briggs playing at daycare :) https://youtu.be/lnKglJgzuis ? Inquire today and schedule a time to meet our resident beefcake Briggs!! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

      Sunshine

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Carlsbad, CA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Prepare for your heart to melt when you meet our beautiful golden girl Sunshine. Her sweet, shy demeanor longing to be loved is simply irresistible. A petite pit bull terrier around 9+ years young, Sunny is the perfect size companion at 45 pounds. This incredible survivor is a gal who never ceases to amaze us, and she’s ready to share her specialness with forever folks ( kids 8 and up, if any) who are special too. Sound like you? Sunshine’s foster parents say she’s the best furry family member, so quiet, mellow and loving. She remains very shy and timid, and it's heartwarming to see a low tail wag of excitement when you come home. If she wants more attention, she'll give your calf a little nudge <3 Sunshine is extremely sensitive to loud noises and is looking for a calm, quiet home environment to enjoy forevermore. Sun is a big fan of food, and you wouldn't believe how excited she gets when it's meal time :) A quiet girl herself, she barks her joy during food prep. Hehe! Sunny really loves her canine foster family too and hopes for a calm older dog around her own size or bigger who will enjoy being with her. She thinks cats and small animals provide lots of fun to chase so will be best suited for a home without these friends. Turtles with their slow calm energy however, are A-okay in her book. She just wants a peaceful home with no young (loud) children and parents who like to go for walks and spend time together. Do you have the perfect future for our deserving ray of light? Ready to fill your home and heart with golden love this holiday? Reach out and see why we are all so smitten … ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern California only please http://www.facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums http://waggingdog.org
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