I just signed up to the forum, we currently have a male golden retriever and a female presa canario, and have just rescued a male pittie (approx 1.5 - 2 yr). We live in Canada and drove a 900 mile round trip to the US to pick him up (in one night). Carson (his new name) was in a high kill shelter in Carson, CA - a wonderful canadian woman rescued him, set him up in a kennel and put him up for adoption. He was literally hours from being euthanized. Anyhow we were the lucky ones to be chosen to be his new parents. :-)
Right now he is about 20 - 25 lb underweight, with pressure points on his front legs, hind legs and ears, also his tail is 1/4 rubbed off. It is more then clear this dog has never lived in a house (zero manners, easily excited) and Carson doesn't even know how to play. But boy, is this dog sweet....he doesn't care about his past, only where he is now...and he is very willing to please (lots of kisses and the softest eyes). We have a long way to go with his rehab, but I believe he will be worth it!