Uno

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Uno showed up at our house limping and starving.  He clearly looked like he had been dumped.  He has scars all over his face and some of them looked fresh.  We believe he was "too nice" to take part in dog fighting and was therefore dumped.
Breed:  Pit Bull
Sex: Male (N)
Age:  1-2 Years
Weight:  56 lbs.
Color: Black with white markings
Good with dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Maybe
Uno showed up at our house limping and starving.  He clearly looked like he had been dumped.  He has scars all over his face and some of them looked fresh.  We believe he was "too nice" to take part in dog fighting and was therefore dumped. We took him to the vet to see if he was microchipped (he wasn't) and then updated him on all shots and vaccinations.  We have him on preventative medicine for heartworms, and flea/tick.  He was neutered on June 20.
Foster Situation: We live in the country and he has been an outside dog.  He has spent the last week sleeping at night in our shop in a kennel.  After his surgery he needed to be inside to recover and we had the door to the kennel closed.  Now, he prefers sleeping in the kennel at night but we just leave it open so he can go in and out.  I completely believe he would be an excellent inside dog as well.  He hasn't made any messes in our shop.  We have one other dog, and they get along very well.  They are both pretty relaxed, easygoing dogs.  We have a fenced in yard.  He rides well in the car, but has very little experience with it, so I try to keep the windows up pretty high so he can just get his head out to sniff.  He has been around older children and many other visitors to our home and has always behaved perfectly.

Behavior with people: Every interaction we have had with him has been a positive one.  I was worried since he was starving when he first showed up that he may have some aggression issues during feeding times but he has had no issues.  He is the best companion.  He likes to see you, but rarely jumps up which I find unbelievable since he seems young.  He will wag his tail viciously when he's excited to see you, give just the occasional lick, roll over on his back to get some belly scratches, and then settle down somewhere next to you and enjoy the view.  He follows us and settles down nearby when we're weeding the garden, then follows us and sits on our back steps when we're doing chores or just visiting on our patio.  He's an excellent companion.  Some dogs jump up on people, or lick you to death, or try to climb up in your lap.  He's not like that.  He just wants to sit by you like an old friend.

Behavior with other pets:  Our 6 year-old great Pyrenees (female) and Uno get along very well.  That's pretty great since our girl is a little on the contrary side.  We were so surprised, but Uno doesn't try to be all over her either.  They mostly just settle under shade trees and keep an eye on things.  The ONLY problem we've had with him is that he goes after chickens.  We would absolutely keep him around except that we have free-range chickens.  He chases our farm cats, but I believe that would work itself out if he was to stay.  So, he probably can't be on a farm with free-range chickens.

Training:  Has learned the command for sit, and come.  We are still working on "stay" and "shake."  He listens VERY well and WANTS to please.

Personality: This dog is an absolute pleasure to be around.  He is very, very special.  We have quickly grown to love him and want him to find the BEST forever home.  He has a relaxed personality.  He is interested in what you're interested in.  If you're going to the garden, he'll walk by your side.  If you're going to work on something in the shop, he's watching your every move.  He just makes himself at home off to the side and enjoys the goings on.  He's the kind of dog you see in hardware stores or at campgrounds.  Just the "relaxed and groovy" kind of dog.  He also seems to really understand and appreciate everything that we've done for him so far.  

Best attribute:  His relaxed and friendly personality.  And his squinty-eyed look.
For more information or to adopt Uno please contact Mary-Jane Owens at 319-471-7952 or by email at maryjaneowen3@gmail.com
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