Treasure

Treasure: something of great worth or value; also : a person esteemed as rare or precious. Cherished, to hold or keep as highly esteemed.
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Background Info:

 

Treasure was found on the street in dire need of medical attention. He had a sever leg injury that required emergency amputation.  We dont know how he obtained the injury but we know that being a tripod doesn’t phase him. He is one happy, silly, friendly little guy who knows how to make the best lemonade out of the lemons handed to him! 

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed:  Pit Bull 
Sex:  Male
Age:  1 yr
Weight:  40-45 lbs
Color:  White & freckles
Special Needs: TRIPOD

SPECIAL NEEDS: 3 LEGGED AMPUTEE & NIPPING BEHAVIOR

Treasure has developed the bad habit of nipping when he is anxious or when he wants attention from people. The behavior is exacerbated by the tumult of shelter living. We believe Treasure's behavior would greatly improve in a home with no other animals. Treasure is responsive and eager to please but shelter living is stressing him. Treasure is currently being administered a mild dose of medication to help him cope and has been enrolled in a professional obedience class.

In addition, we had him evaluated by our vet who found  some abnormal scar tissue likely to be causing pain near the amputation area. Dogs can’t tell us when or where it hurts and this kind of nerve pain is pretty frustrating for them. This could account for some of his behavior. We are doing scar tissue massaging and giving medication for this pain. We are optimistic that with all these interventions, Treasure will be the sweet little angel we see when he’s comfortable, content and away from shelter stress. 

Additional information will be provided if you are interested in giving this little guy a MUCH NEEDED chance. We believe there is a right home for Treasure out there. He's special little guy and will need a special kind of owner. We are confident his charm will win someone over. He really is a Treasure. 

 

Health Condition:

See above. Treas has healed from his leg amputation like a little trouper and adapted to his disability as if he was born with 3 legs. There is some scar tissue related issues to the amputation are that are currently being addressed. Otherwise it's looking good. Treas is neutered and is up to date on vaccinations as well.

 

Living Situation:

Treasure lives at MPR shelter doing the best he can to keep his chin up. Shelter life is hard on him and has triggered behavioral issues related to an environment unsuited for his personality. Treasure will be moved to a foster home with no other pets as soon as we have an opening. In the meantime we are doing our best to keep him as comfortable as possible and are addressing his issues. 

Personality:   

Take him out of the shelter and this little guy is a treasure.  He is happy-go-lucky, loving, friendly and playful. He loves to amuse the gallery with his antics and to show off his goofy side. He's a happy little clown.

 

Treasure's level of energy is medium; He just seems to go with the flow of life.  Do you like to hang out and watch your favorite shows? Treas can easily relax and catch a couple of Z's next to you on the couch.  Do you like to go outside and enjoy the nice weather?  Bring a ball, Treas is into a good game of catch.  He is always super eager to please his humans and is very responsive to commands.  

Treasure is not dominant, nor is he shy or aloof. He has a stable temperament and very positive spirit. 

Treasure loves toys and can amuse himself for hours with a nylabone or a Kong. 

​​​Behavior with people: 

Treasure hasn't met a stranger.  Very friendly little guy who thinks everyone is a long lost friend.  His loves to give kisses and is eager to spread the joy to everyone he meets.  Though quite enthusiastic with his greeting, with continued training he will become a perfect little gentleman. He sure acts like a little Casanova already. 

Treasure loooooooooves to play with toys but has a cuddly side and is loving and affectionate. He seems unable to decide if he'd rather play or snuggle. What he knows though, is that he loves human company more than anything in the world and will give everything he has to win someone's heart. 

Behavior with children:  

Due to inappropriate behavior with mouthing, Treasure will not be placed in a home with children. The behavior is not overly problematic with adults but children wouldn't have the leadership required to correct Treasure. 

Behavior with other dogs:  

Treasure must be an only pet.  He loves people but is easily irritated by other dogs. He is not overly reactive when walking by other dogs, but would most likely be stressed and unhappy having to share a home, or even his space, with another canine. When he's not in close proximity of other dogs, he is much happier and better behaved. 

Behavior with other animals:  

No cats please!

Training: 

Housebroken and crate trained, and very eager to please and to learn. Treasure is a smart little guy who will thrive with continued training and consistency. No accidents in the house or kennel, He is very responsive to commands and loves to bring a smile to your face. ​

Best Attribute:   

Treasure is extremely loving and cuddly. He used to love being carried around like a baby but he's gotten a little too big for that now. He definitly loves to be near his people as much as possible. One of his best traits is how great he matches your energy level. His small size makes him suitable for any lifestyle to, be it a small apartment in the city or a huge house in the country. He is not picky!

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