“When the mouse laughs at the cat, there's a hole nearby.” ― Nigerian Proverb
Mouse appears to have been locked-up inside a vacant house, but thankfully managed to escape. He was rescued by a Good Samaritan and taken to local pound. He was never claimed. We don’t know anything about his past but believe he might have been used as stud.
ID Number: #
Adoption Fee: $135
Breed: Pit Bull
Sex: N Male
Age: 2 to 4 yo
Color: Light tan
Good with dogs: N/A
Good with cats: N/A
Mouse is fostered in a home with two adults and several other dogs. There is a chain link fence in the yard and the environment is somewhat rural. There are no children in foster home but frequent adult visitors.
Laid back, easy-going, couch-potato type with typical occasional Pit Bull zoomies. Mouse will not require a ton of exercise to be happy, but he is a huge needy baby…. He is quite affectionate and loves his people. A little reserved with strangers but not aggressive by any means. Mouse can be insecure in some situations, as if someone had a heavy hand with him before. He is sensitive and very responsive.
Despite his very intimidating appearance, Mouse is NOT a guard dog. In fact, he might very well be a target himself, and attract people with bad intentions. This dog needs to be guarded like a diamond.
Another important fact to keep in mind with him is that this big baby suffers from separation anxiety and doesn’t like being alone. Mouse will break out of wire crates to find his people when no one is around. His foster family currently uses the “Giant Vary Kennel” for him and it keeps him contained. Expectedly, the dog is very strong and a regular wire crate is no match for him.
Behavior with people:
Super friendly, loving and needy with his loved-ones, a little unsure with strangers but warms up very quickly. Mouse loves attention but he is content just laying at your feet if you don’t want his 80+ Lbs on your lap. In fact, he is learning to cuddle, as affection seems a little new to him. He sure is soaking it up. We don’t think his previous owners treated him very well. He is definitely loving the good life now.
Behavior with children:
Mouse has not been around kids since being with us. We don’t anticipate any problems with children though, provided they are well behaved around dogs and respectful. Mouse might look like a teddy-bear, but just like any other dog, he’s not a toy.
Behavior with other dogs:
Appears dominant with male dogs but does well with compatible females. We definitely don’t think this powerful dog would back down if another dog started trouble with him. He gets along great with 1 large female American Bulldog in his foster home though, a medium Bulldog mix and a small Rat Terrier. He is kept separately from the other males, as they too are not fond of male rivals.
While Mouse is good with his foster sisters, we think he would be happy as an only pet as well.
Behavior with other animals:
Unknown with cats. He doesn’t seem to have a super high prey drive but he is reactive at the sight of other animals.
Mouse is housebroken and does good in a “pit-Bull-proof” crate. He is quiet for the most part, though sometimes he “howls” like a wolf. Pretty funny to see this big guy sing.
Mouse doesn’t like being alone and not much can hold him back if he wants to find someone to be with. Escaping a vacant home is how he managed to survived. Wire crates are no match to him. Baby gates a mild deterrent but definitely not Mouse proof. Even low screened windows might be a potential escape route. His goal is not to run for his life though, but to find people to hang out with. He just doesn’t like to be alone. He won’t go anywhere if you are in the room with him though. He’ll be laying at your feet or faithfully following you around.
Now, a very sturdy crate or closed room will contain him, but then he occasionally howls…. Apartment living might not be the best situation for this cry-baby, unless you work from home, don’t leave very often, and have very tolerant neighbors.
When it comes to basic commands though, Mouse is a pro. His sits nicely when asked, takes treats very gently, comes when called and goes into his crate on command.
We could brag about his amazing appearance but that’s pretty obvious. What’s great about this dog is that his disposition towards people is also gold. All he needs is training and structure and a patient owner to teach him that he will never be abandoned again. This dog is full of potential.