American Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever (short coat) : : Male (neutered) : : Adult : : Large
Cosmo and his littermates came to us from the Essex County Shelter where a breeder dropped them off, because he couldnt sell them. They seem to have been an "oops" litter, as they look like they have lots of Lab in them. They probably weren't kept in the best conditions in their previous home, as they are all a little shy and fearful and have some small scars and scabs.
Cosmo has become a very loving boy. He still has occasions were he is cautious of something, usually it is something new, and after he checks it out and is satisfied it won't hurt him, he is fine. He is shy at first when meeting new people, but a little rub under the chin is very welcome! He is completely house trained, kennel trained, knows sit and wait, down, and come. He also learned to play fetch in one afternoon, and LOVES his ball (and will play for as long as you are willing to throw it)! He likes to play with other dogs, and hasn't met one he doesn't like. He loves children and being in the middle of the family action. Cosmo's two favorite things in life are fetching balls and treats. It does not take much at all to make him happy! He is very well-behaved and will do anything to try and please you. He is great on a leash as well. Sometimes Cosmo will "hug" you when he needs reassurance and wants to be close to you.
Cosmo is so well-behaved that I take him with me to most of my homevisits. He greets other dogs perfectly and is very tolerant in letting other dogs feel him out. He has great manners, though he is very tentative when approaching strangers. Once he is around you, and learns to trust you, he wants nothing more than to please you.
Cosmo is a good eater and gets excited when offered treats. He loves to go on long walks and on car rides and is content to just sit there and look out the window. Overall, he is a joy to be around and seems to do well around most other dogs. A great addition to ANY family!!!
More about Cosmo
Good with Dogs, Good with Cats, Good with Kids, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Cratetrained, Plays fetch, Likes to be in your lap, Timid, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle
Cosmo's brother, Astro (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
Cosmo's brother, Elroy (adopted) can also be seen on our website.