Sunshine - Pit Bull Terrier / 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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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Sunshine

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Golden/Chestnut
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 02/25/2017
Location: Carlsbad, CA 90501
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Physical Attributes
Eye Color Gold
Ear Type Rose
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level Low
Activity Level Slightly Active
Exercise Needs Low
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required None
Other
  • Not Good With Small Dogs
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Timid
  • Affectionate
  • Even-Tempered
  • Gentle
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

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 10 years young and aged to perfection, 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 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. 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 year? 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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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Bulldog Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

      Briggs *deaf...

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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 is a low slung, stubby wide 80 pounder (ya, he's solid!) with a bad hack job on his poor ears. He recently underwent total ear canal ablation (TECA) surgery and is officially deaf. After many many months of trying to treat and repair his swollen and constantly infected canals and avoid surgery, we made the difficult decision that this truly would be the best outcome for a happier future for our happy hippo. He's recovering nicely in his foster home and oh so ready to pack his bags for his Forever Home! We think Briggs is almost 5 and a mature, easy going, well behaved adult. He came to us in bedraggled shape and with poor manners after running out of time at the OC shelter. With clean living, nutritious food and beneficial supplements, his coat is returned to a beautiful healthy blue tricolor. Briggs spent several months perfecting his skills and behavior (with Peticularly Perfect - North San Diego Pet Care​'s founder/owner) and growing into the very special boy who captured his foster mom's heart. She says he's one of her favorite foster dogs of all time! What a compliment to the hippo and all thanks to her dedication and efforts. Briggs gets along great with dogs of all sizes and really enjoys playtime with pals. 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!! His tail wags his whole body in greeting lol. Beefcake Briggs is looking for a forever family 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 companion dog or few might be nice but not necessary for this people lover. He's looking for a feline free home, preferably with a backyard to enjoy. 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 it's a tough habit to break, he's really excelling. Oh, and be prepared for LOTS of kisses! Questions about TECA? Read more here: http://www.petmd.com/blogs/dailyvet/2009/october/20-4840 Inquire today and schedule a time to meet our resident beefcake Briggs!! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern CA only please http://www.facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums http://waggingdog.org
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

      Chewbacca *A...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Carlsbad, CA
      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 * **UPDATE: 4/15/17 Chewie has an adoption pending and is now in a Foster-To-Adopt (FTA) period with a potential adopter. During this period the adopter and dog have a chance to try each other out and make sure this is a perfect match. If things don't work out, the Dog will return to the rescue and be able to meet with other adopters. Otherwise, the adopter can finalize the adoption at the end of the FTA period or any time during, at which time our dog listing will be removed. Meanwhile, we are still accepting applications and encourage you to contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in giving this dog a loving home.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

      Grampa *deaf...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Carlsbad, CA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet WDR's Grampa! This sweet guy is an ancient, deaf, low slung 70 pounder who’s stolen the hearts of everyone he’s met. Like so many dogs who are ‘thrown away’ after a lifetime of loving service, his only flaw is old age and some of the ailments that accrue with years. His bones are arthritic, especially in the back end, and he was diagnosed with leaky gut. The right meds and nutrition have already made a huge impact, and we think he’s got plenty of quality time left. He’s seeing a holistic vet for supplements and even better nutrition tweaks, and ideally his future family will be totally into canine nutrition as well. Grampa is available to be adopted by a big-hearted forever family, or placed as a Forever Foster Dog with Wagging Dog Rescue. Gramps is, well, a lot like my Gramps (or your Gramps). He snores away most of the day but, unlike my Grampa, this one loooves his walks. If he feels they’re overdue, he will GALLOP to the front door to get your attention :) Just once around the block, 2-3 times a day, is all he asks for and then it’s back to snoring. He also puts his Game Face on for company and seems to be especially drawn to men (and those who throw him cookies are the best!). Other favorite hobbies include chewing on antlers, sticking his nose out of the car window, and catching airborne treats faster than you’d believe possible for an old guy lol. Even when he’s snoozing, our docile Grampa dog really appreciates having people around. He’s fine being home alone for a few hours while you’re at work, but he’d really rather be in whatever room you are, unobtrusively snuggled in a soft bed and offering unlimited moral support. He’d be soooo happy if he found folks who were home a lot, worked from home or were retired! Gramps is great with dogs and cats and probably just about all other life forms. He’s super tolerant of his furry companions but also willing to say “Enough!”. We’d like to see him in a calm home environment with older children if any. Too many stairs may be difficult so a one-story or ground level accommodation would be best. We know he enjoys his foster home backyard and would like for him to have one in his future home too. According to his Foster Parents, “He doesn’t mind being dressed up, or living with a bossy Chihuahua, or walking in the rain, or getting his regular shots of Adequan (once a month), or having his feet or ears cleaned – he’s really an easy dog to be around.” All he asks for is love. Contact us today if you’re the big-hearted family Gramps has been waiting for or if you’d like to know more about being a Forever Foster Parent! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG So. California only please. ~ Adoptions within Southern California only please ~ http://waggingdog.org/ http://www.facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums
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    • Chow Chow-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

      Koda & Bear ...

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      Breed: Chow Chow-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Carlsbad, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Chow Chow / Mixed (short coat). Koda and his brother Bear were with WDR as puppies – you might remember them as Ace and Doc. Unfortunately, the forever home we found wasn’t quite forever enough so we’re working to re-home them with a perfect-fit family. These 18 month old pups love each other so much and it would be very special if they could find a new home together. They are not a 'bonded pair' though so if one handsome young boy seems to be a great fit, please reach out! Bear (fka Doc) is as outdoorsy as his name suggests. This athletic, 60lb puppy loves to play and run with his brother Koda, giving chase to the occasional squirrel. He’s the kind of dog that's just waiting for a kid to call his own. Looking like retriever mixes, Bear's version of doggie heaven is a good game of fetch. He enjoys being around his people but doesn’t need to be in the middle of them all the time. Bear is enthusiastic and food-motivated, often not just sitting for a biscuit but bouncing :) He’s equally excited about walks and would make a terrific jogging buddy. Bursts of playful energy aside, Bear is a low-key, easygoing fellow. He’ll be sure to find the comfiest spot in the house and snooze until you’re ready to play. And play is important. Bear has the best time romping around with his brother Koda and other friendly dogs, as well as his human playmates. This sweet boy is dog- and kid-friendly and settles down quickly after the initial excitement of greeting company subsides. House broken, gentle with treats and fine tuning his leash manners, he’s kinda perfect. We’re looking for a moderately active Forever Family with a secure yard (romping is really hard in apartments), with folks who are willing to take Bear for regular walks and play sessions. Families with kids and/or playful dog siblings are encouraged. Koda (fka Ace) is friendly, lively and cuddly too. We don't know their breeds but this boy's personality is all Golden (retriever). His favorite place in the world is right by your feet. In fact, he’d rather be with you than out playing with other dogs. This 60-lb kid is really a people-puppy. Like his Bear brother, Koda still has that puppy energy when it’s time to play fetch, wrestle or romp. However he’s equally happy being an indoor dog, hanging out wherever you are. Gentle and affectionate, he’s a real lover but he also has a quirky sense of humor, like sitting up to be petted and prat-falling backwards! And if you have a favorite place to sit – watch out. He’ll race you to it and plant himself there before you can claim it. Lots of personality here! He’s house trained, has excellent food manners, and knows “sit” and “out” (yes, he pees on command – good dog!), and since he’s so food motivated and such a people pleaser, he’ll be easy to train. He’s dog-friendly when properly introduced but really, his people are the center of his universe. If you’re looking for a real friend or two for you and your family, Bear or Koda may be The Ones! Let us know if you'd like to meet our golden boys! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern California only please. http://waggingdog.org/ http://www.facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums ***UPDATE: 4/13/17 Koda and Bear have an adoption pending and are now in a Foster-To-Adopt (FTA) period with a potential adopter. During this period the adopter and dog have a chance to try each other out and make sure this is a perfect match. If things don't work out, the Dog will return to the rescue and be able to meet with other adopters. Otherwise, the adopter can finalize the adoption at the end of the FTA period or any time during, at which time our dog listing will be removed. Meanwhile, we are still accepting applications and encourage you to contact us as soon as possible if you are interested in giving this dog a loving home.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

      Fidget *Fost...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Carlsbad, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Do you need some extra HAPPY in your life? Cuz we've got the HAPPIEST dog of all just waiting to bring a smile to your face! Say hello to WDR's resident tripod Fidget! Our handicapable guy has a zest for life that's truly catching. Fidget isn’t defined by his 3 legs and can do anything a 4-legged dog can do - with way more enthusiasm! He's one of the most people-loving dogs we’ve ever met. He loves children of all ages and is especially sweet and caring if anyone is hurting. He’s one of those special dogs that's totally in tune with his humans. Fidget’s favorite things: - Meeting new people - The doorbell is the best sound in the WORLD! He gets excited but only barks once, just to let you know something EXCITING is happening! - Matching your energy - Time to watch TV and relax? Great, he’ll snuggle down in his bed with a toy. Time to walk or run a mile or two? He’s so ready. - Peanut butter treats – Fidget works hard fo’ the money. He’s great on commands and enjoys showing off his tricks. - The neighborhood kids – All the local kids adore Fidge, and the feeling is mutual. He's been exemplary with his diligent foster family’s newborn baby. He isn’t overly interested, keeps a respectful distance, and might offer a sniff once a day with a happy tail wag. - Lady-dog friends – He’s got a female terrier buddy who might be a lot smaller than he is, but he matches her energy perfectly. Our favorite things about Fidget: - He’s got the best smile, from ear to ear. It’s an engaging smile that says I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! and it's always splitting his giant head in two before dancing into his big brown eyes. - He's fully crate trained, house broken, sleeps in his crate and often puts himself to bed. - He’s very food motivated and enjoys training time and learning new tricks. - Fidget is a powerfully positive dog. Sure, he didn’t have the easiest childhood - he came from a local reservation where he was injured and rescued by local authorities at just 10 months old, needing to have his broken leg amputated - but he’s a forward-looking dog who doesn't carry his past with him. And he looks forward to giving all of his love and smiles to you. Check out Fidget and his Jolly Egg BOL - https://youtu.be/dDYmT3GYlDg Fidget is about 4 years young and a solid 55 pounds. He may be missing a limb but he's a big, strong boy who didn't need that extra one. He'll do best in a home with people who live a leadership lifestyle with their animals. He prefers clearly defined boundaries and rules and is happy to work for the nice things in his life. He would love a family with children and/or lots of people, and while a well matched female companion dog might be nice, Fidge is also excellent as an only dog and able to entertain himself at home while you're away. Just because he's down a leg, don't let that lull you into thinking he doesn't require exercise. He enjoys at least one walk a day, with frequent rest breaks, and can certainly be ready to go out for a second or third jaunt in the fresh air. He's fixed and current on everything, and we'd be happy to provide professional training to ensure a successful future with his new family. If you’re a savvy dog-leader who can’t resist a great smile, please contact us ASAP! *** Fidget is also looking for a new foster home while he waits to meet his forever family. His current foster folks are deploying in June and we really want to keep Fidget out of our boarding kennel if possible. Fostering is temporary and very rewarding, and rescue supplies pretty much everything. You just provide the leadership and love! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern California please
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    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA

      Stella

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      Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Carlsbad, CA
      Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet our newest import from south o' the border, Stella baby! Ain't she the cutest? This petite 'n sweet pup was rescued from the streets of Tijuana and came through her past life with an amazing attitude. Stella is a dog with The Perfect Temperament. She's such an easy foster dog for her folks to care for, and she gets along great with everyone (except the chickens fyi; hey, when you live on the streets your whole life, you eat what you catch, right?). Her bags are packed and she's ready to jump into the arms of her lucky forever family! Stella arrived in our foster home in pretty bad shape. Her skin was so incredibly irritated and raw and her little body suffering from years of neglect, malnutrition, parasites, and litters. With diligent care from her foster parents, meds, supplements and good nutrition, Stella's looking and feeling like a different dog! She's gained a couple pounds and is a perfect 32-ish or so, and her white and black fur is shiny and healthy once again. Her skin looks great and she's having her grill cleaned in a couple weeks. She's looking forward to a new year and new life with her new fam :) Our pocket dog Stella dreams of a home with mellow, loving humans who might like to cuddle (although she's not a needy dog at all). She'd be fine with other dogs or cats but would probably be even happier as the star of the show. She doesn't like to be crated and is a well mannered indoor dog when left to her own devices. She hasn't had any accidents in the house and just likes to sleep and chill a lot. We're sure she'd enjoy a backyard to run laps around, but most of all we want her to have a safe, warm forever home with puffy dog beds, nutritious meals and lots of love - things that all dogs should have which she didn't before. She's so grateful, sweet and docile, and she'll complete a lucky family. Let us know if Stella sounds like the perfect match for you! 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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