*ADOPTED* Russell the lil heartthrob!

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*ADOPTED* Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby Melody » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:10 pm

This handsome little boy is Russell. He was found by a good Samaritan in Miami-Dade (where pit bulls are illegal) chasing after cars. He's SO cute! We estimate him to be about 10-12 weeks old, he still has all his baby teeth. He's incredibly smart and thinks he's a labrador. He loves picking things up and carrying them around in his mouth. He also plays an excellent game of retrieve! He knows how to sit on command, sleeps in his cage quietly throughout the night and is doing well in the house. He sits nicely to get his leash on and before he goes outside. He is a little mouthy, as most puppies his age seem to be, but once you show him his toys, he's just fine.

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Here's a video of him playing with Trinity!

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We're not sure of his breed, possibly an American Bully, based on his structure (he's very stocky!) and he'll probably be quite a big boy when full grown.
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby Libby » Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:41 pm

Aww, what a hunk :inlove: :inlove:

Best of luck to Russell in finding his forever home!
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby dogs4jen » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:29 pm

What a sweetie-pie! :inlove:
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby bigbadbully » Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:52 pm

what a cutie! I hope he gets a good home soon!
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby Melody » Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:00 pm

Thanks everyone!! I already got an application on the little guy! Fingers crossed their home check & reference checks turn out well. :)) I spoke to the family at length this evening, they are pit bull savvy, are baby sitting their daughters 18 mo old pit bull for a few weeks, own a home with 3/4 acre, are very knowledgeable about training (R+!) and love the breed!!
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby AdrianVall » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:28 am

Awesome!! fingers crossed Melody! Hope everything goes well with the little guy! :)
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby Melody » Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:59 am

Home fell through, Russell is still looking for his forever family! He'll be neutered on Jan 18 and can go home the following weekend after some time to heal!
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby jamielvsaustin » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:19 am

Before logging on today I was on the American Temperament Test Society website. I would copy and paste the name of a dog into Google's image search. Could Russell be one of these three? Are those common in the area he was found?

Because I agree, he looks like he's going to be a very big boy!

CAO DE FILA DE SAO MIGUEL
DOGO CANARIO
PRESA CANARIO
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby Melody » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:05 pm

My best friend owns Presa's and she said he doesn't look like them. She owns & raises (she doesn't breed, but helps the breeder where her dogs came from to raise litters) presa's and even has a brindle male right now. We were kind of thinking a bullmastiff mix? He doesn't have the black mask that they usually have. Who knows, he's a monster though! Took him in to be neutered and the girls all thought he was a 4-5 mo old - he's barely 3 months!! 8( He's so super sweet though, just hope we can find him a good home! Someone looking for a big boy!
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby msvette2u » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:16 pm

Maybe some English Mastiff? He's a little darker on his face, and chest area?
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby Melody » Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:13 pm

Still available! We've done an event last weekend and another yesterday, got lots of interest in him yesterday, but no calls back today to go further in the adoption process. :( We were asked by someone with a bullmastiff if that's what he was, as theirs evidently looked just like him as a baby...so that's what we're listing him as now - pit bull/bullmastiff mix.
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby AdrianVall » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:19 pm

ooomg I want Russell!! I'm trying to convince the woman that we need a 3rd dog. LOL.
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby Melody » Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:41 am

AdrianVall wrote:ooomg I want Russell!! I'm trying to convince the woman that we need a 3rd dog. LOL.


He's meeting his potential new family tomorrow. Fingers crossed, this boy would hit it BIG! They live 2 blocks from the Ocean, and be the only furkid! Bully-savvy home, and had excellent references. He deserves a good home, he's such a good boy!
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Re: Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby Melody » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:49 pm

**RUSSELL IS ADOPTED!!** :nana:
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Re: *ADOPTED* Russell the lil heartthrob!

Postby Nikki89 » Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:59 pm

CONGRATS!
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