Rocco - Boxer / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption
Bullboxer Pit Dog For Adoption in Shell Lake, WI

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Organization Name: Rescued Tails Animal Sanctuary
Location: Shell Lake , WI 54871
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(715) 468-7784


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Breed: Bullboxer Pit
Gender: Male Male
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Rocco

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Shell Lake, WI 54871
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Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Boxer / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. See Rocco's HomepageGo to our official websiteSweet Rocco had been living at a local land fill for over a month! He was so scared and would run away when people tried to help him - no one could catch him. We borrowed a live trap, and within two days the little guy was caught. Rocco is now safe here with us, and he is doing well. He is meeting new people, dogs and cats and is enjoying it all (overly excited dogs can be a little much for him). Rocco is a petite little guy (around 50 ponds) who is house trained and loves car rides. He listens well and loves to play with squeaky toys. Rocco has really bonded with us, and it appears as though he has some separation anxiety - he does not want to be contained, and he does not want to be left alone - he has climbed six foot tall fences to find us. We are currently working with him on his anxiety issues and he is responding well. Rocco would do best in a quiet home with someone who understands separation anxiety. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about this very special dog.

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    • Labrottie Dog For Adoption in Shell Lake , WI

      Hugo

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      Breed: Labrottie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Shell Lake , WI
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Rottweiler / Mixed. Hugo was found in a parking lot and never claimed by his owners, so he became a member of the Rescued Tails family. Hugo is a very friendly guy who absolutely loves playing with his toys. He knows a few commands and takes his treats very gently. Hugo is participating in our Rush to Rescue program, so he is currently being fostered by a pair of offenders at the Rush City Correctional Facility. While there, he will be attending a training program with a certified trainer and will be working on his commands with his handlers. Update from Hugo's handlers: Meet Hugo, the big, friendly dog. Hugo is a young dog that loves to play. He enjoys playing with, chasing and chewing on tennis balls. He also enjoys stuffed toys, but he will quickly destroy them. Hugo is housetrained and he lets you know when he needs to go to the bathroom by pacing and sitting at the door. He's a great dog with a great attitude, but would do best as an only dog. He wants to see everything. He's a leaner and loves attention. He is working on crate-training, and at night he often sleeps in his kennel on his own. Hugo is food-motivated with softer, yummy treats. He knows "sit" and "shake" and is working on his other commands. Overall, Hugo is a big, friendly dog. He is clumsy and happy, with a sad-looking face. He doesn't drool unless he is drinking water, then all bets are off. Be prepared to have a buddy by your side!
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Shell Lake , WI

      Packer

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Shell Lake , WI
      Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed. Howdy! My name is Packer. One of my favorite pastimes here at the sanctuary is to SNUGGLE with people and go for car rides (I am the perfect little traveler). Everyone who meets me is so amazed at how GENTLY I take treats. I also enjoy going on walks and snoozing in the sunshine. People tell me that I am a very cool little guy because I learn so quickly (I weigh about 55 pounds). I am having lots of fun here at the sanctuary, but I would really like my very own home. Someone who will give me lots of love and time. I get along with some dogs, but would do best as an only dog, so I could get all the time and attention I deserve. Packer has some barrier aggression issues and is at times stressed with change. If you would like to meet Packer please call or e-mail us - he is a wonderful little guy. Prior bully breed experience is preferred to adopt Packer. Thank you to "Grandma" Phyllis Herman and Katie Brick for sponsoring me!!
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    • Great Pyrenees-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Shell Lake , WI

      Gracie

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      Breed: Great Pyrenees-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Shell Lake , WI
      Posted Breed: Great Pyrenees / Labrador Retriever / Mixed. Gracie used to live on a farm and she loved to run. She kept running off and her owner was afraid she would be hit by a car, so he made the difficult decision to surrender her to a humane society. The humane society reached out to rescue groups to see if any could take Gracie, and that's how she came to be part of our Rescued Tails family. Gracie is a beautiful, sweet girl who loves all the attention and affection she can get. She gets along well with children and likes other dogs as long as they aren't overly playful with her. It was stated that Gracie isn't good with cats because she will chase them. Gracie loves to be outdoors, especially in the winter. She does have mild hip dysplasia and is on the anti-inflammatory drug, Carprofen, along with a glucosamine supplement. Gracie is participating in our Rush to Rescue program, so she is currently being fostered by a pair of offenders at the Rush City Correctional Facility. While there, Gracie will receive all the love and attention her big heart desires. **Photo generously donated to Rescued Tails by Posers Photography at www.posersphoto.com.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Shell Lake , WI

      Haley

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Shell Lake , WI
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Setter / Mixed. Haley is a beautiful senior lab/setter mix who still enjoys a good game of fetch and then to flop down for a nap. She is a very loving dog looking for her own special forever home. Haley is house trained and does well with other dogs and cats. She currently has a canine buddy, Anna, and the two love to play and then lay down next to each other and rest - it is very sweet to witness. This wonderful dog has a very sad history. Before Haley came into our organization she had lived in two previous homes. Both of these homes had "returned" Haley to the humane society from which we rescued her. Haley suffers from a condition known as separation anxiety. This is a treatable condition and Haley is well worth the time, patience and training needed to help her. Haley is participating in our Rush to Rescue program, so she is currently being fostered by a pair of offenders at the Rush City Correctional Facility. While there, she will be attending a training program with a certified trainer and will be working on her commands with her handlers. Please contact us to find out more about Haley and to meet this loving dog. **Photo generously donated to Rescued Tails by Posers Photography at www.posersphoto.com.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Shell Lake , WI

      Chyna

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      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed. Hi! My name is Chyna, and everyone says that I am a cute little peanut (about 50 pounds). I love people, and I am house and crate trained. I am very strong and athletic, and I need an active person who will have patience with me to keep me happy. I absolutely LOVE TO PLAY BALL! I listen very well, and I am doing great in my training classes. I need to be an only dog in the home right now (but I think I like cats), and I want someone to continue with my obedience training - I am very smart! Please e-mail us or call 715-468-7784 to find out more about Chyna. She is a great dog who deserves a great home. Chyna needs physical and mental exercise to be happy.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Shell Lake , WI

      Micki

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Shell Lake , WI
      Posted Breed: Black Labrador Retriever / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed. Micki is a wonderful dog who absolutely loves every person she meets. She is also good with kids and does well with cats. Micki can be very reactive to other dogs, and has gone through training to help with that issue, but needs to be an only dog in a home. Micki has been through several basic obedience classes, as well as some specialty classes to help her with impulse control. She is very treat-motivated and eager to please. Some of the commands she knows include "sit", "down", "stay", "come" and "place". She walks with a gentle leader, but is still working on heeling nicely. One of Micki's most favorite activity is to play fetch, and she would play it all day long if she could. She is extremely athletic and very focused on the ball. Micki likes to go swimming, especially if it includes fetching a stick. She also likes to play with toys, but gets a little too excited at the sound of anything that squeaks. While in the house, Micki is very well-behaved and is just happy to be with her people. She also loves to go on car rides and is a great co-pilot.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Shell Lake, WI

      Avery

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Shell Lake, WI
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed. See Avery's HomepageGo to our official websiteLittle Avery was found sitting on a porch with another dog. Unfortunately it wasn't Avery's home, and he ended up at the dog pound. When Avery first came to us he was unsure about things, and he is currently being worked with to get over some of his fears. Avery is house trained and crate trained and walks well on his Gentle Leader head collar. He likes to play with toys and chew on his bones. Avery needs to be an only pet and with a person who will continue with his training and has experience with dogs who are reactive in new situations. Avery is being fostered in a home in MN.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Shell Lake, WI

      King

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: Shell Lake, WI
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. See King's HomepageGo to our official websiteKing is a happy, young dog who has a real zest for life. He loves being around people and being the center of attention, but also can entertain himself with his toys. King's favorite toy is his jolly ball and he loves running around the yard with it in his mouth. He also enjoys playing a game of fetch. King gets along well with other dogs, although his enthusiasm can be a little much for some of the less playful ones, or the seniors. King has shown some curiosity with cats, but has been able to be called away from them. He doesn't show any aggression towards them, but may be a little rough when trying to play with them. King loves humans of all ages and sizes, but due to his size and exhuberance, he should not be placed in a home with small children. He is being fostered in a home in MN. King has taken some obedience classes and knows some commands, including "sit", "down", "stay", "wait" and "come". He is also working on his impulse control. King loves to go for long walks and does well with his gentle leader once the initial excitement has worn off. King gets excited when he sees objects that are moving, such as cars, bikes and children, so he is working on sitting and focusing on his person instead of the movement. King is crate-trained and house-trained.
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    • Bullypit Dog For Adoption in Shell Lake, WI

      Mabel - supe...

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      Breed: Bullypit
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Shell Lake, WI
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / American Bulldog / Mixed. See Mabel - super friendly!'s HomepageGo to our official website ~~Hello! My name is Mabel, and my foster mom says that I have a heart of gold! I was dumped off at a local pound because my previous home said they, "didn't have time for me anymore". I am house and crate trained, and I walk well on my Gentle Leader head collar - unless I see something I want to chase, and then you better hold on tight - I am very strong! I know some basic obedience, but I would really love for someone to take me back to school so I can learn even more. I like to chase balls, love chewing on my Nylabone and enjoy snuggling. My foster mom says that I listen well and would make a great companion. Check out my cool video! Please come and meet me so I can find someone to snuggle with! Mabel is a wonderful girl. She can get a little "mouthy" (grabby with her mouth) at times when she is excited, but listens well. Please e-mail or call us at 715-468-7784 to find out more about this special dog.
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