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

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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    • 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! Southern California adopters only please! Facebook: http://facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_albums Adoption Application: https://waggingdog.org/resources/adoption-application/ Website: http://waggingdog.org Email: adoptions@waggingdog.org
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    • Poodle (Miniature)-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Sharktoof

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      Breed: Poodle (Miniature)-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Poodle (Miniature) / Mixed (short coat). Say hello to our sweet senior puffball – Sharkey! Sharktoof came to us with one immediately apparent feature: One giant canine tooth sticking straight up that wasn’t at all comfortable for the little guy. The tooth is gone but the name remains, and we’ve been getting to know this lovebug who doesn’t have a mean bone in his 10 pound poodley body! Estimated around 10 years young, Sharktoof is active, alert and cheerful - taking nothing for granted. It’s heartwarming to see how much he appreciates having a warm bed, people to curl up next to, and the stability of knowing he’ll always get his meals on time. His tooth-less grin will greet you at the door as he wags his nubby little tail with sheer joy! Sharkey has a big heart and poodle brains. He’s extremely smart, food motivated and easy to train. He willingly shares his bed with big lug pugs (who snore), and we think he’d do well in a low to moderately active family with someone who is home often and has one or two other friendly, mellow dogs. He hasn’t been tested around cats but has proven to be very dog and kid social. He’s the kind of dog that will make friends with the mailman rather than bark at him. :) Even though he doesn’t let anything slow him down, Sharkey has a heart murmur and takes a pill for his ticker twice a day. He’s otherwise in good shape and has more than enough energy for two walks and a run around the yard every day. Despite a neglected past, he’s emerged with zero anxiety issues, and even though he’ll be the most appreciative recipient of belly rubs and pets, he’s okay on his own or with a dog buddy too. What wins us over the most though is that Sharkey clearly has such a positive outlook on life. We expect him to have several good golden years ahead and hope he’ll soon find his forever family so he can get started on his future. We think Sharkey is very wise. And if you need a reminder that the world is full of good people, hope and love, he’s a companion who will give you that message daily. We all need Sharktoof in our lives so if you have room in yours, please reach out today! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern CA only please Southern California adopters only please! Facebook: http://facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_albums Adoption Application: https://waggingdog.org/resources/adoption-application/ Website: http://waggingdog.org Email: adoptions@waggingdog.org
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Darla

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet our ever so sweet darling – Darla! This pretty little lady is even prettier in the fur. She’s a petite gal, under 50 pounds, in a gorgeous white and sable coat. She had a rough past that left her scarred inside and out, but her future is bright and beautiful just like herself. Darla brings a smile to your face with every glance her way, and she’s eager to meet the family who will love and nurture her til the end of days. Darling Darla is about 3 or 4 and she's super playful when she's in her comfort zone. Even with all that she’s been through, she’s such a well mannered girl. She’s very easy to care for and doesn’t complain about a thing. She enjoys the friendship of other dogs with mellow energy but can be a bit of a resource guarder when it comes to toys and attention. She'd be awesome as an only pet and we'd prefer it that way because of her guarding tendencies. Darla met a semi-feral barn cat in her foster home and was such a polite and calm girl! We're pretty sure she'd be able to live with a savvy feline friend in her future home, and she'd probably enjoy the company. She has a slight hitch in her step thanks to whatever left that big scar on her leg but she still loves her walks and frolicking with friends as long as she gets a break now and then. Quiet and chill herself, Darla’s looking for dog savvy folks to match. She’d enjoy a peaceful adult home with low foot traffic but gave us the okay on older, respectful children too. A yard is a must because too many walks on hard surfaces are not good for her bum leg. She can be sensitive to loud and sudden sounds so a single family home in a tranquil neighborhood is desired. Sometimes Lil D can be timid around new people, especially men, but with patience and a little bit of time she learns to trust the people who care about her. She promises to reward your effort with lots of kisses and cuddles for the rest of her life, and snuggling up with this one is definitely worth it! Darla’s great in the car and stellar in her crate. She’s been learning patience and impulse control while in her foster home as well as the basics, such as sit, down, shake, bang and rollover (for belly rubs)! She’s very gentle with people and just a gentle soul to begin with, and we hope her past becomes a forgotten memory soon. If you’re a mellow, responsible family with a tranquil setting, home and yard, please reach out to us today and ask about our charming girl! Southern California adopters only please! Facebook: http://facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_albums Adoption Application: https://waggingdog.org/resources/adoption-application/ Website: http://waggingdog.org Email: adoptions@waggingdog.org
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Kanoa

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Can you handle the cuteness? We can’t either. This gorgeous guy is Kanoa, a sweet fawn colored pup born around July 2015. His name means ‘the free one’ in Hawaiian. Kanoa’s former owner couldn’t keep him but the stars lined up and we were able to place him in a foster home. He’s got a pawesome foster dad now who’s been working diligently to help his foster pup gain confidence in his environment, and we are SO impressed! Kanoa is a perfect gentlepup in his comfort zone and around his trusted people. He doesn’t jump, stays off the furniture, is crate trained, a stellar passenger in the car, doesn’t bark, and even lays down in the tub so you can bathe him. He’s had female dog playmates in past and is now doing fine as an only foster child. Smaller dogs, cats and squirrels are a bit too stimulating for our young boy, and he’ll be looking for a quiet adult home to enjoy. A private backyard would be nice but he’s doing great with a dedicated foster dad and no yard now. He goes on neighborhood walks several times a day to do his business and get some exercise, and the rest of the time he’s content within his home. Kanoa is great at entertaining himself and has a medium energy that’s not demanding at all. He’s definitely a dog who will prefer a very small world, with a limited number of humans whom he can learn to trust at his own pace. He’s already come a long way and we hope to find savvy patient pet parents who understand that just as we’re all different, so are our canine companions. Keeping their world as small or large as they want it to be is our duty to them as responsible owners. Our pale golden boy is around 55 pounds, the perfect pit bull size. He’s probably one of the most beautiful dogs we’ve ever laid eyes upon and definitely one who attracts attention, desired or not. He’s a lowrider with a happy pibble smile =D And his eyes!!! WOW. We want this ambassadog-in-the-making to have a responsible, loving family. We hope his parents will understand leadership and will ensure that this beautiful boy matures into all of his sparking potential. His foster dad has already given him a fabulous head start, and we’re happy to provide professional training to ensure his adoption is a success. We’re so excited to see the amazing adult that he becomes with the right people, changing minds right and left just by being himself! Are you an introvert seeking a mini me? Get in touch today and inquire about our boy Kanoa! Southern California adopters only please! Facebook: http://facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_albums Adoption Application: https://waggingdog.org/resources/adoption-application/ Website: http://waggingdog.org Email: adoptions@waggingdog.org
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