Braveheart

A medieval Scottish patriot with a handsomely rugged face who fights for his beliefs. His eyes shine with sincerity, ingenuity, and a passion for life.

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Background Info:

 

Braveheart was rescued from an awful hoarding situation, along with 5 other dogs and 11 cats. Most of the dogs, including Braveheart, were kept in small cages 24/7, soaking in their own excrements. The animals were malnourished, highly neglected, and many were sick. The group was taken to the local pound and Braveheart eventually made his way to our program. We couldn't believe what a sweetheart he is, especially considering all he's been through.

Adoption Fee: $ 200
Breed: Pit Bull mix
Sex: Male
Age: 5-8 yo
Weight: 55-65 lbs

Health Condition:

Braveheart suffered from neglect and poor care in his previous home and developed skin issues as a result. He is currently being treated and improving by leaps and bounds.

Physical Description:

Medium-sized but thick. He has a golden red coat and wrinkly face. While he looked rough upon intake, he's slowly but surely regaining his beauty. We expect him to continue looking better and better as his skin heals and his coat regains its shine and health. 

Current Living Situation:  

Braveheart is fostered in a home with 2 adults and a teenager. There is also a middle-aged female pit mix in his foster and 3
cats. Braveheart gets along great with the female dog, and foster mom is working on introductions with the cats. 

Braveheart is crated when home alone. He didn't like the crate at first, most likely because he was forced to live in one prior to his rescue, but is doing much better with positive training. 

Personality:   

 On the chill side, but attentive and responsive. Braveheart is a loving and very easy-going dog. 

Per foster dad, his favorite activities includes snoring and farting on the couch, trying to squeeze into a one person chair, and moseying along with foster mom to check the mail every day.

Braveheart enjoys long car rides and sits in the backseat with no issues. He also does excellent on a leash when taking walks. He is eager to make you proud and is easily trained with treats. 

Behavior with people: 

Braveheart is very friendly and affectionate. He enjoys being close to humans, even a little clingy sometimes. He loves nothing more than sleeping in his foster parents' bed. 

 

Behavior with children:  

Unknown. He's a pretty easy dog in general so a home with kids would be fine provided the children are well-behaved and respectful. Because of the hard-life he was subjected to prior to rescue, we will not place Braveheart in a home with toddlers. 

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

His foster mom proceeded with a slow introduction and Braveheart now gets along well with his foster sister, a 4 year-old Pit mix.

Behavior with other animals:  

He shows quite a bit of interest in the cats and the foster family is cautiously proceeding with slow introductions. His bio will be updated as we know him better. 

Training: 

Braveheart is housebroken and knows how to “sit” and go to his “kennel” on command. He is actively learning new commands and is eager to make his humans proud. He is treat motivated and loves to be praised for doing good. Braveheart is patient when waiting for his food and water and per his foster family, an all-around well behaved boy. 

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