Polo

A team sport played on horseback.
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Polo was found as a stray and never claimed. Our intake volunteer met him at the city shelter and was instantly smitten by his sweet eyes and loving personality. Though a little thin, Polo wasn't in bad shape when he first arrived to the pound. He doesn't strike us as a dog that was abused, though he is a little uneasy with men when he first meet them.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull
Sex:  Male
Age:  1-3 yrs
Weight:  55 lbs
Color:  White & Brindle 
Good with dogs:  Unknown
Good with cats:  Unknown

Health Condition:

Polo is healthy, has a nice coat, bright eyes, great weight, and stance.

 

 

Living Situation:  

Polo lives with two adults. He doesn’t have a fenced yard so he’s walked several per day and does great on a leash. He sleeps in a bed at night and never gets up. When no one is home he is crated. He barks a little when he first goes in but does fine after that. He goes on car rides frequently and does very well.

Personality:   

Polo is a fun-loving, affectionate, playful, silly, and very smart little guy. He enjoys cuddling almost as much as playing. He's energetic without being hyper. He's always ready for a good time.  Want a canine that is able to entertain himself at times?Polo is happy to throw his own ball and catch it too!

We have to stress how smart and eager to learn Polo-boy is. He's the type of dog that could do very well in obedience training and learn a ton of tricks. He's very responsive and though can be somewhat a little unsure in new situations, he is very willing to learn about the world.

Behavior with people: 

Polo is a loverboy with the ladies but he can be standoffish with men he doesn't know. He warms up quickly though and is more than ready to play fetch as a means of bonding.

We believe that if adopted by a female owner, he might become a little protective. This is something to keep in mind if you plan to meet him. Polo would do well in a home with a male owner who would help him learn to become more trusting.

His new foster home reports that he has been very friendly with guest that come to the house. 

 

Behavior with children:  

We believe Polo would do well with "his" children, but again, he might be uncomfortable with strangers. He's a sensitive guy who does better with dog-savvy people.

 

Behavior with other dogs:  

As of now, Polo seems more interested in interacting with people than with other dogs. He has not been formally introduced to other dogs. That said, we can't rule out a home with a compatible female. Just like how he is with strangers, Polo would probably warm up quickly to a canine companion and enjoy her company. Proper introductions and supervision are recommended.

 

Behavior with other animals:  

Unknown but he seems somewhat stimulated by squirrels and such.

 

Training: 

Polo is one smart dude, very responsive and eager to please. He loves the interaction he gets when working on commands and would most likely enjoy obedience training.  He has mastered sit and is working towards more obedience skills.

Polo appears housebroken and non-destructive. We don't know if he is crate trained but don't anticipate it being a problem.

Best Attribute:   

Hard to decide if Polo's best attribute is his intelligence and eager to learn and please, his gorgeous stance and athletic body, his irresistible pretty-boy face or his affectionate nature. There's a lot of wonderful things about this fun-loving guy. All he needs is a patient and understanding owner, willing to help him become better socialized and comfortable with everyone.

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