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American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

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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
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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, USA

      Mr. Breakfas...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Bulldog Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bulldog / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). This guy’s morning walks go something like this: “Ok, I walked a few feet. Now back to the house for BREAKFAST!” “Ok, ok, I peed. Now BREAKFAST?” “Fine. I walked a little more. Now can I please have BREAKFAST?!!!! What about SECOND BREAKFAST???” So his foster mom made up a little song that she sings to him while he walks: “Because he’s all about that breakfast, ‘bout that breakfast, ‘bout that breakfast…”, and he wiggles his butt to the beat while he walks. It’s freakin’ adorable. As is Mr. Breakfast. He’s one of those dogs that’ll make you giggle with every expression on his hippo head. And as his foster mom will tell you, he’s one of her favorite dogs of all time (one of ours too!). You can see his doggy soul through his eyes – every thought he has comes through loud and clear, especially when he’s thinking about breakfast. This big, beefy dude is built like a linebacker – low slung, stubby, and a solid 80 pound 5 year old. And he’s a teddy bear – easy going, well behaved, and sweet as pancakes. That said, he’s sensitive to small children and a little too interested in cats (BREAKFAST?), so we’re looking for an adult feline-free home with people who understand how to be the leader he needs to be his happiest self. Now – Mr. Breakfast has a super power. He’s one of the few dogs who knows sign language. Thanks to a hack job on his poor ears resulting in bilateral TECA (total ear canal ablation) surgery, he’s officially deaf. It doesn’t slow him down a bit – he’s a wonderful communicator! Mr. B gets along well with dogs of all sizes and loves playtime with his pals (which is the funniest thing to watch – he’s like a hoppy potamus!). He loves belly rubs, is super loyal, and as you might imagine – when you take him on (short) walks, he’s a people magnet. He loves the attention, almost as much as breakfast, and his tail wags his whole body. We think he’ll do best with a forever family with an above average understanding of dogs; people who live a leadership lifestyle and can provide boundaries for the hippo for life. A well matched, calm companion dog or a few might be nice, but not necessary for this people lover. Mr. B does enjoy a yard and wouldn’t mind having his own outdoor space in his forever home. Would you like to meet our resident beefcake? Drop us a line ASAP! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern CA only please
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Biscuit

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed (short coat). Our sweet tan and white Biscuit boy is a not-so-little 11 lb chichi who’s around 10 years young, and if you’ve ever shared your life with a Chihuahua, you’ll know that’s the prime! 10 Things We Love About Biscuit 1. He’s a real cuddle bug and loves to snuggle wherever you are. 2. His youthful self has so much fun playing and rolling around on the ground for belly rubs and tickles. 3. When he sleeps, he has little snores that are guaranteed to make you laugh. 4. Biscuit gets excited to go on walks, to go in the car, to get food, to walk into another room, pretty much to do anything! 5. All of the above cause him to stick his tongue out in the biggest smile. It's the best. 6. His foster mom thinks his face looks like a little blueberry muffin. 7. Since his oral surgery, Biscuit has a little underbite which makes him even CUTER! 8. He's not big on toys - there are tons in the house. What he really loves to play with are socks! He bats them around and will sometimes nibble on them (very gently, he's never punctured a hole in any socks to date) and when he gets sleepy, he'll even use them as a pillow. 9. He knows that you’ll carry him up and down the stairs if he gives you those big puppy-dog eyes, so he waits, very excitedly, to be picked up. 10. When you eventually give in, he’ll wrap his paws around your arm in a Biscuit sized hug. He’s so cute, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry – your heart will just burst with love for the lil nugget. Biscuit gets along with most dogs and will keep a cautious distance when first meeting, just until he knows they’re friendly. He’s about the same way with kids and adults which we think shows a great deal of sense. Not yappy in the least, he might bark with joy when you come home and then it’s cuddle time, or nap time (there’s a lot of nap time). We’ve been filling in a couple education gaps, like crate training, and he came to us with excellent leash and car manners. Yay! After working on Biscuit’s return to good health, his bags are packed and he’s ready to hop in your car for a ride to his forever home. He had dental surgery and now has a healthy mouth, and after seeing a cardiologist, he’s doing great on daily meds to help with heart disease. Biscuit enjoys life as a cherished house pet, but what he really wants is to be your devoted BFF. He’s looking for a quiet home environment with or without another doggie pal, and we think he'd be fine with cats. He’s a low energy, low maintenance kinda guy dreaming of a mellow family to call his own. If you need a loyal, lap-warming friend to fill your life with enthusiasm over the smallest things (Biscuit reminds us all to take nothing for granted), contact us today to meet Biscuit boy! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern California only please https://www.youcaring.com/biscuitboy Please consider a tax deductible donation towards Biscuit's medical bills. Thank you!
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    • Bullmastiff-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Sherman

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      Breed: Bullmastiff-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bullmastiff / Mixed (short coat). Oh Shermie… This gentle 95 lb. giant has been part of the WDR family since January 2013. We plucked him from a high kill LA shelter and adopted him to a family that spring. We thought we made a good choice for our boy, but alas he was returned to us in August 2014. His family wasn’t able to help him with his separation anxiety (http://dogtime.com/separation-anxiety.html); in fact, they didn’t try even though they assured us they’d give him their all. Instead they gave him all of their food and treats but no exercise or mental stimulation to go with it. He came back to his rescue at 112 lbs., depressed, obese, and having forgotten how to DOG. We were crushed. With the help of a team of dedicated volunteers who spent time with Sherman at his boarding kennel, over the course of the next half year and more we were able to bring Sherman back to himself and remind him about things that balanced dogs like to do (such as using their noses/brains, enjoying the company of other life forms, enjoying the walk). Unfortunately Sherm’s distress over being alone in a home setting (but oddly enough, not at the kennel) kept him out of a family and home life. Until Allison. This spring, Shermie was lucky enough to move to our most skilled foster care provider’s home, where beefcake brother Briggs is also in foster. Sherm’s been working on his crate skills and inside manners, and lo and behold he has a bevy of doggie friends! We are SO proud of him and so thrilled that this beautiful, sweet dog finally gets to enjoy some of the luxuries of a pampered house pet. And we’re so grateful to his amazing foster mom Allison, with Peticularly Perfect - North San Diego Pet Care​, for giving him this opportunity and teaching him these valuable lessons. Sherm’s working hard on his distress level when people are gone and coming to respect the boundaries that have been established. Even though he’s a big mushy love, he’s still got a stubborn streak as wide as his forehead ;) and like most blockheads, he tests limits with each new person he meets. When his miracle worker foster momma deems him ready to leave her care, we hope Sherm can find a FOREVER family who can take over where she leaves off. She’ll ensure his future family has all of the info they need to succeed, and WDR will do everything possible to make his next move a forever success. We’ll be looking for DOG SAVVY, large breed experienced folks in Southern CA with another well matched mellow companion dog to keep the boy company. A crystal clear understanding of the importance of leadership in the human-dog relationship is a must, must, must. Homeowners preferred in a single family residence with secure backyard. Renters will be required to have renter’s insurance and landlord approval. NO CATS at this time. Sherm’s working on it but for now, he’s not cat tolerant. The big love is bomb proof with humans of any size, the most loving and gentle giant around. If you’re interested in being the forever family our Sherminator is working hard to meet, please inquire - ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Residents of Southern CA only please
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Kdee Love - ...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler (short coat). Be still our hearts!! We have a Queensland blue heeler in our rescue family - and SHE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL 9/23/2017. #Sorrynotsorry! Meet KDee Love, our 10 week old blue merle Australian Cattle Dog pup! This little nugget came from a backyard in San Diego county somewheres, from an irresponsible breeding mismanaged by idiots who left KD and her littermates outside. (Stop breeding, people. The world doesn't need any more unwanted animals! Spay and neuter, please!) Thus, KDee Lovenugget ended up in the mouth of a COYOTE and would have been dinner except for the quick actions of a Good Samaritan. The Good Sam frightened the wild animal and caused it to drop our girl and flee. When the local shelter reached out about a 'special adorable case' - well, we honestly couldn't resist :) KDee Love must remain confined to the property of our pawesome foster care providers for a mandatory 6 month rabies quarantine. No, she does not have rabies. This is nothing more than protocol when a wild animal is involved in a bite that punctures the skin of an unvaccinated animal. Needless to say, our foster family is in for a wild ride for the next half year BOL and we can't wait to watch this cutie pie grow and thrive in their expert care!! Lovenugget KD will be available on 9/23/2017 and not a moment before. PLEASE DO NOT INQUIRE NOR APPLY FOR THIS CATTLE DOG PUP AT THIS TIME. We will let you know when we're ready to start interviewing applicants :) but we've got a ways to go yet. Meanwhile, sit back and enjoy the show until summer's end! We'll regale you with tales and tails and the crazy antics of a true herding pup growing up on a farm! ~ Adoptions within Southern California only please ~ http://waggingdog.org/ http://www.facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums ***UPDATE: 8/31/17 KDee Love 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, KDee 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.
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    • Australian Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Cora *specia...

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      Breed: Australian Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Australian Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Got scruff? Need scruff? Welp, we’ve got The Scruffalupagus for you! Meet WDR’s bearded lady Cora, short for Corazón. Her beard's got more game than her foster dad's and she wears it proudly! Cora is our fun loving, affectionate special needs terrier blend with a rare congenital heart defect called Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF). Her ticker just ain’t put together like most hearts but that doesn't slow her down. This 10 lb. kid is so full of life, love and liberty – and after extensive vetting and diagnostics, our team feels that Cora the Explora has an excellent shot at living a long life with her forever people! YAY! And what a life she has ahead of her. Our 2 year old pup has so much pep, play, and personality! We’re not sure what mix created Cora (sugar, spice, everything nice – with a dash of Tabasco?) but she’s definitely terrier to the max. She’s a riot to watch with a ball, though when it’s work time (or sleep time) she settles down beautifully in your lap, on your bed, or in her crate (yes, she’s 100% crate and house trained). Cora can be a stubborn child sometimes. Like most terrier types, she’s not a stupid dog. She’ll excel with pet parents who understand leadership and the terrier way, and she’s super responsive to humans willing to guide her path to exemplary canine adulthood. We’d love to see Cora in a quiet, low energy home environment as either an only dog or with one playful doggie companion. She’s prone to asserting herself in any relationship, so strong leadership will yield a well mannered girlie. Once that’s established, she’s a total cuddlebug. When you’re *her* person, she does the cutest thing – she’ll come at you full force and LEAP into your arms! A single family home with a yard to enjoy is ideal. Cora will sing the song of her people if her housemates are singers too. Because of her special needs, her Forever Family should be special too. While she enjoys playing and running around, her activity should be moderated to a degree - we crate her when she's home alone or needs some down time and she's good about entertaining herself when confined. As a special needs dog, Cora has slightly greater annual veterinary needs. In addition to regular maintenance vet care, she gets an inexpensive blood test every 6 months, with a yearly echocardiogram (around $500). That's it though, and she doesn't need meds for her heart condition at this time. She just needs a caring, responsible, fun family to open their hearts for her special one. And of course, since Cora is such a rarity, we really hope her future parents will stay in touch over the years :) Most vets go their entire careers never meeting a ToF dog, and our vets and specialists are so interested in her future. So are we!! If you’ve a love for terriers and the scruff that comes with them, please reach out about our special scruffy puppy Cora the Explora! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern California please Questions about Tetralogy of Fallot (ToF)? Check out this article: http://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-diseases-conditions-a-z/tetralogy-fallot-dogs-a-rare-serious-birth-defect
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Grampa *deaf...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      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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