I haven't done a profile of any of the shelter animals in a while, so I thought I would do one of a very special dog at the shelter right now named Patriot. (I love all the dogs, but Patriot is one of my favorites)
Patriot is a male pit bull. He was seized by the police or animal control, and brought to the shelter. There was some domestic violence where he lived and in the midst of it, one of his owners stabbed Patriot in the neck with a knife.
So Patriot was brought to the shelter and they gave him the medical attention that he needed.
Patriot is recovered now and waiting to be adopted. He is a really fun-loving dog, and he has no fear of people at all despite what he went through. He just loves everybody!!!
He can be a bit crazy, so he needs someone active who can take him on long walks and play with him to get all of his energy out. He is also very strong on the leash, so he needs someone who can handle that.
He loves everybody but because he is so rambunctious, a home with young children would not be the best fit for Patriot. He would love them, but he isn't really aware of how big or strong he is, so he could easily knock some little ones down accidentally.
He likes dogs of his own size, but he gets annoyed with small dogs.
I am not sure how he is with cats, but I have the feeling he would think they were incredibly fun to chase around... all day. :)
When he isn't running around and playing, he is also a big cuddler. He likes to sit in my lap and he loves to give kisses.
He also loves treats and toys, but he just loves being with people the best!
He knows how to sit, however he deems all of that information unimportant so his knowledge of commands is buried deep in his mind behind all of the more exciting things, so he does not always sit right away.
He is recovered from his injury, but he still wears a shoulder harness instead of a collar, because his neck can still be a bit sensitive, especially if he was pulling on the leash or something, making the collar pull on his neck.
Also just a note, because Patriot has been around for a while and is very special to the staff and volunteers and they want him to get a home, he has no adoption fee, so he is free!
For pictures of Patriot check out his petfinder page: