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Sunshine - Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
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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    • Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Tucker

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Mixed (short coat). Cutie pie Tucker is all play, all day – except when it’s nap time (which, conveniently, is while you’re getting work done!). He’s a real comedian, always coming up with antics that will make you laugh – as if he needs to try. You’ll be cracking up as soon as he prances past or springs around the yard like a deer! BOUNCE! This pup has a great sense of humor. One of his favorite jokes is to follow you around, grab anything you drop, and run away so you’ll chase him. It’s a good thing that even when he steals stuff, like socks, they return unharmed – he only chews on his toys and squeakers. Such a good little guy. SO how did this adorable 10 pound, mixed breed, 1 year old gem come to be with us last fall? Well, Tucker found himself orphaned and homeless when his previous owner passed away. He was also somewhat lacking in discipline. He has a terrier-like disposition that respects strong leadership, and he’ll do best in an experienced home. His foster family has provided an excellent foundation in manners and respecting boundaries (figuratively and literally – he gate trains fast). All you need to do is reinforce what has already been established, and voila! You have a mini ambassadog who’ll impress all of your friends and fam! Tucker has that puppy-dog “I love EVERYBODY!” personality that includes big dogs too. He’s not intimidated by anyone and will invite anything with a heartbeat to come play all day! Tucker is looking for an adult, single family home with secure yard – he’s a curious pup and can’t resist a gap in the fence or an open gate or door. Even though he’s young, he’s got the most important skills down pat, like being house broken, crate trained and coming back in with the cue “inside.” He’s a guy that needs a job and we think he’d be terrific at agility, flyball, lure coursing, barn hunt or a similar exciting activity with his humans. He’s such a fun loving guy, toys are his primary motivation even over treats. Tucker is quick, smart and cute as a button – the perfect little showstopper with his red and tan suit, docked tail and engaging smile :) And, he loves wearing doggie sweaters. Could he GET any CUTER?! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGOG.ORG Southern CA only please ***UPDATE: 5/26/17 Tucker 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. http://www.facebook.com/waggingdogrescue/photos_stream?tab=photos_albums
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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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    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Stella

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      Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Pocket size Stella is a lucky lady. Dogs really just want to love and be loved – it’s not asking much, right? But some never get the chance to show what loving, affectionate, devoted companions they can be. We’re glad we could give Stella that opportunity. Stella hails from streets south of the border, and she seemed to say, “I’m going to be the best dog ever, just watch!” She’s clearly delighted with her new foster home digs, revels in cuddles, playtime and walks, and isn’t needy. She’s happy to snooze or hang out on her own and we haven’t bothered to crate train her because she’s so well mannered when home alone. She’s not at all destructive, is completely potty trained, has lovely leash manners, and is mild-mannered and social with newcomers on her home turf. She rarely barks too unless it’s an alert to let you know someone’s at the door. Our cow spotted gal will be an ideal companion for a homebody, or someone who doesn’t need their dog out with them all the time (she’s happy to be a homebody if you aren’t!). Stella’s not the type of pup to take out to breweries or dog beaches. Crowds, noise and lots of strange animals are not her thing but she’s wonderful with calm, balanced dogs in quieter settings. She has quite the prey drive and chasing balls is THE MOST FUN – and so is chasing chickens and any other fleeing critter (such as cats). She’s so aware of her surroundings (a savvy street dog trait!) and thinks the TV is fascinating. She’ll literally watch TV with you, especially if there’s a dog or bird on screen. She prefers romantic comedies to action though – too many explosions harsh her mellow. And she is mellow. Stella has that exceptional quality of being able to match the mood of the house. When it’s quiet time, it’s quiet time. If we’re feelin’ frisky, so is she. Her foster mom says she can cut her nails while Stella’s snoozing and she might open an eye but won’t move an inch. Stella doesn’t ask for much and is never demanding. She’s a lover by nature – one of her favorite moves is to cuddle up with her chihuahua foster siblings who normally don’t take kindly to sharing. In the home, she just gets along with everyone. If you need a hug, she’ll let you hold her as long as you need to. It’s hard not to love a dog who is so easygoing and giving, so ready to be your friend. Vital Stats: 33 pounds, Callejeros blend, spayed little lady, approx. 5 years young. Ideal home: Apartment, condo, or house with yard are all fine for this mid-level energy pup, as long as she gets adequate walks and regular outdoor exercise. Older respectful children if any, and a quieter household would suit her best, with patient guardians who won’t put our sweet girl in situations where she’ll be stressed and overwhelmed. She would really enjoy any well-mannered companion dogs. Contact us today if Stella sounds like a match! ADOPTIONS@WAGGINGDOG.ORG Southern CA only please
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Fidget *URGE...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Bulldog Mix Dog For Adoption in Carlsbad, CA, USA

      Briggs *deaf...

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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). 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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