I would like to introduce Jack. Jack was adopted from the Teterboro Animal Shelter (a place with awesome staff and volunteers) about 2 months ago by my wife and I. Neither of us ever owned a dog before but we always wanted a puppy and since we bought a house last year we figured we would go to the shelter and just “look around”. My wife saw Jack and instantly fell in love…I was a little more skeptical since his profile read “Pit Mix”. Being the sensible person I am (LOL) I was not going to be taken in by looks alone. Although I thought he was a handsome guy I wanted to see how he behaved around cats first since we have had our cat Tiger since we finished school and I love that kitty to death. So we took Jack ( formerly known as “Muffin”-can you believe that?) to were the kittens were and he laid down right next to an older cat as gentle as could be and when she hissed he scurried back to us like the big sissy he is. Then I saw a young child in the shelter and asked him if he would spend some time with him and Jack just wagged his tail furiously the whole time. Never barked once even though the rest of the shelter was going nuts. He was timid but still wanted attention. When we saw another couple eye balling our dog I told my wife this 9 month old awesome guy wouldn’t last long so we took him home right then-why look any further? When we were going through the paper work they mentioned he was an abuse case but we were so caught up in the moment we didn’t really think about it until days later. But by that time we realized we knew this guy was just a big mush. Out of curiosity we tried to find out what the abuse was but could get no real answers.
We are about to finish his last week of obedience training at the shelter next week and he is the star pupil. He has put on about 8 pounds and now clocks in at around 60. He is getting along so well with our cat (always supervised. He has been crated during the day and I come home during my lunch hour to spend time with him. We have now progressed to having him stay on our enclosed porch for one session of his 4 hours when he is alone) and hasn’t shown any aggression towards other dogs. He has sit,sit-stay,down,down-stay,heel (still pulls on his nylon leash and he is STRONG) and down very well and is getting very good at “come” too.
I have to say when we first got him we would try to pass him off as a Boxer Mix just because we knew the rep our dogs have with the general public (and I have to admit not knowing much about dogs before Jack I had the same ignorant view-the second or third night when I took him out after he did his business he had a mild case of the “zoomies” and I thought the dog was nuts LOL) but anyone who knows dogs always asks if he is Pit. I used to try to shy away from admitting it but now after immersing myself with everything I could get my eyes on I am proud to tell everyone and everyone that he is Pit. He is a great ambassador for the breed.
I am sorry I was so long winded but I have been all over this site for weeks and think it is truly great. I feel everyone on here, despite some differences of opinion, all really care for there dogs.
Anyway here are some pics of Jack just recently taken…we have purchased a 5 mp camera (Jack finally pushed us over the hump) so when it gets here I will post some better posts.
P.S We know he is a Pit Mix….any ideas of what could else he could be?
adoptAshelterPit wrote:you copied most of that from your dogster page!
welcome brad! ya dork!
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