Balim means "My honey" in Turkish
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Balim was found as a stray and brought to a local shelter. He was never claimed by his owner, but the shelter staff fell in love with him FAST and knew he'd be a great candidate for our program. He spent a few days at the MPR shelter before he was moved into a foster home with one of our volunteers.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Pit Bull
Age: 3-8 yrs
Weight: 65-75 lbs
Balim is overall a healthy boy, but sadly he did test positive for heartworms. He'll be going through treatment for the next several weeks but can be adopted by a local family during this time that can continue with his vet visits (at no cost to the adopter). We are also working on putting on a few extra pounds to his big ole frame.
Big and beautiful! Balim is as handsome as they come! His beautiful fawn coat pairs perfectly with his big tan eyes and soulful face.
Current Living Situation:
Balim spent a couple of days at MPR shelter and he was a fast favorite of our volunteers. In fact, one of them took him home! 😊 He is now fostered in a home with two adults and two other pets – a female senior Shar Pei with special needs, and a 5-year-old male cat. He and the cat are kept separated, but Balim has done great with the dog so far!
He is crate trained and housebroken. When home alone, Balim is free to roam in his own bedroom. Foster parents initially crated him when alone, but soon they learned that he was not destructive and did just fine in his room without being crated. Along with playing in the yard, Balim also gets 2-3 walks around the neighborhood each day and he is excellent on a leash. He's come along with his foster mom on several car rides, and he is a great passenger in the car!
Balim enjoys his walks and time in the yard, but what he loves most is lounging on every soft surface he can find in the house! He can have medium energy levels on his walks, but as soon as he's home he's back to being a couch potato, wanting belly rubs. He likes to lay in front of the big glass window in the entryway of his foster home and keep an eye on the neighborhood. 😉
Behavior with people:
This guy loves everyone he meets! When he sees people, his tail starts wagging and he rolls over on his back for belly rubs. He loves to be told what a good boy he is, and he loves to follow his foster mom around the house from room to room making sure he's by her side for everything.
Behavior with children:
Behavior with other dogs:
Balim's foster sister is older and blind, and he has been AMAZING with her! He respects her space, and he has started to look out for her when they're in the yard together. We believe he would do great with another compatible female.
Behavior with other animals:
He has an active prey drive and needs a home without small animals. He tries to chase bunnies and squirrels while on walks, and even his foster brother card. They are kept separated in the house. A home without cats is recommended.
Balim is housebroken and crate trained, which leads us to believe that he may have lived in a home before. That being said, he doesn't seem to know any commands. His foster mom is working with him on "sit" and some other basics. He is eager to please and loves getting treats and praise.
Balim is the total package. If his stunning looks don't catch your eye, his sweet and eager personality will definitely have you falling in love. He is mellow, happy, and as sweet as they come. Even after a short stay at the shelter he had all our volunteers completely smitten with him. All Balim wants is someone to rub his belly and a couch to snooze on. In return he promises to love you endlessly.
Foster mom says, “They are all good dogs, but Balim is a Good dog with a capital G. Whoever ends up with this boy sure is lucky.”
Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for their care.