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Arapaima now Penny

Female Young Pit Bull Terrier 31 Flavors Mixes (mixed)

Penny is a 7-month-old pit mix born on August 15, 2019, who is extremely smart, loving, playful and absolutely beautiful! You don’t have... show more

Penny is a 7-month-old pit mix born on August 15, 2019, who is extremely smart, loving, playful and absolutely beautiful! You don’t have to worry about the basics of puppy training because Penny is house trained, crate trained, knows commands like sit, down, and paw and is working on stay, come and place. Although Penny has issues when meeting new dogs, she loves every human she has ever met and is such a people person. Penny can have a lot of puppy energy but once she gets it out by running around the yard, playing tug or fetch, she is then ready to take a nice long nap or stay occupied with chewing a bone. Penny loves to go on car rides, although she is not the best copilot because she is guaranteed to just fall asleep.   Penny has lived in a house with another dog and a cat since she was 8 weeks old. While there are times she can co-exist peacefully with them, she has had a few incidents which has led her family to believe she would be best in an only pet household. Unfortunately, she becomes combative when she meets new dogs and is protective of her food from other animals, but not with people. Although she continues to live with her previously adopted family, she has to be supervised and managed around the other animals. These behavior issues are actively being worked on with a dog behaviorist from Coaching 4 Paws in Prospect CT as her previous adopters are determined to set Penny up for a successful life. Penny would do best with someone who has experience with pit-mix dogs and is committed to continue with her training and to keep a structured life. Although she struggles with interactions with new dogs, Penny is an absolutely amazing puppy who will win your heart over.    Her mom was rescued by Spotty Dog from down south and brought up to Connecticut already pregnant with Penny and her siblings. Penny took a DNA test and turns out she is 50% American Staffordshire Terrier, 12.5% Boxer, 12.5% Bulldog and 25% of random breeds, but 100% pure love. Penny was the largest of her litter and is weighing in at 41lbs as of January 31 and is expected to be somewhere between 60-70lbs full grown. Penny currently has a benign tumor under her jaw called a histiocytoma which is very common in young dogs, and is being treated with a topical ointment and typically goes away on its own within a few months. show less

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Tuxedo

Male Adult American Staffordshire Terrier 31 Flavors Mixes (mixed)

Tuxedo  - AKA Tuxie – male, neutered,  mixed breed, about 5.5 years old (Black & White) with tons of personality! What can we say about... show more

Tuxedo  - AKA Tuxie – male, neutered,  mixed breed, about 5.5 years old (Black & White) with tons of personality! What can we say about Tuxie?  For starters, he’s the “fan favorite” at his foster home with everybody including all of the kids who visit and he adores them back.  He wrestles with them and enjoys all humans immensely!  He loves a nice daily walk, tummy rubs and to carry his toys/bones in his mouth.  Since he was originally from the island of St. Thomas, he loves the heat and in the winter can be found sitting close to the fireplace. He does not like the rain and is not a big fan of water in general. He loves watching TV and his favorite channel is Animal Planet.  Tuxie is a mix of Terriers and is a quick study on finding and catching mice.  That is the Rat Terrier in him!  He continues to try to catch a squirrel but this has yet to be accomplished.  He lets out a very cute sound when he yawns and whimpers when he wants something. He can be a picky eater but also has a tendency to guard from other animals so we want him to be the only pet even though he does get along with many other dogs. He can be a scardy cat and does not like plastic bags or vacuum cleaners.  His insecurities come out when he’s being walked and passes other dogs, so a rural setting or a private yard would also be ideal. He’s a great dog with lots of love to give a family. He’s a true character and will make a family who just wants that one great dog to love very happy!  Contact us if you would like to meet Tux! deidre@spottydogrescue.org show less