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American Pit Bull Terrier / Cane Corso Mastiff / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young  : :  Large


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Contact Puck's Caretaker/Foster Directly: Shanna (shanna.rdh@gmail.com)

About Puck

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: $200
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: 18-0271
  • General Color: White with Gray or Silver
  • Color: white / Patches
  • Ear Type: Natural/Uncropped
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Current Size: 75 Pounds
  • Potential Size: 75 Pounds
  • Current Age: 1 Year 10 Months (best estimate)
  • Location: Spotsylvania
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Are you looking for a big lov-a-bull to share your life with?  Are you an experienced owner who loves consistency and structure? Then you just have to meet  our ador-a-bull adopt-a-bull Puck! 
 
When he was picked up from the shelter he was hand shy, but his past is behind him now. He has come out of his shell and is now an eager social butterfly looking to meet all the new people he can. 

Puck is 
over a year old but he is still a puppy and he is ready for hours of fun!  He is about 75 lbs and might fill out a bit moreEven though he’s a big guy, he doesn’t abuse his size to counter surf! 
 
His foster family reports that he is a really great dog, and he is fully housebroken and crate trained.  

Puck is also a playful boy, and he’s great with dog savy children (aged at least 7/9).  Due to his high energy level, it’s best if children in the home are older and dog savvy.

While Puck is doing well with his passive canine foster siblings that he was essentially raised with, even with those dogs he requires some management.  He can be a bit of a bulldozer and does not always recognize social cues from other dogs when they are done playing. The dogs he is fostered with are 12 years old, and not really wanting to play 24/7, 365 like he does and he just cannot understand why.  When he is introduced to new dogs he is very forward and rough. For these reasons, we are now recommending Puck be the only dog in his future home. He loves people and will have no complaints about being the center of attention. 

Puck is not aggressive towards dogs on a walk and enjoys going for walks and other adventures. When on a walk if another dog is reacting ( barking, etc) to him he may feed on their energy and get excited. Since he is easily excited, he knows the command of  "leave it" and avoids eye contact with other pets out for walks.   The leave it command also works with his foster family’s barn cat and neighboring squrriels- with a lot of practice :)

Once he knows what you are asking of him he is able to make better choices, which must be reinforced consistently to ensure he continues to be a well behaved gentleman.   

 

Puck is a smart boy who enjoys obedience training and has already mastered “sit", "down" "heel" "in” like into his crate, "touch", and "wait".  He walks at a heel and sits when you come to a stop.  His foster mom has worked with training with him a lot and it shows.  He passed his canine good citizen test and will be doing the advanced class at the next offering.   

He needs an experienced, calm and assertive owner who will be consistent with his training and be able to fulfill his activity needs, as he is very active and requires daily mental and physical exercise to thrive. Experienced owners who love working on training and making their dog an important part of their life would love having him in their family.

 

Puck does great in the car; he rides calmly and is comfortable in the car.  He also does well for bath time and nail trims.  HE LOVES ADVENTURES!
 
Puck does great at the vet as well.  He recently had to have a bilateral knee replacement TPLO surgery (comparable to a human tearing their ACL) and has had his follow up radiographs and healing well.  He has been enjoying light runs and longer walks.

Due to his knack for training and his energy level he could excel at fetch or agility. He would also be a great hiking or running buddy.  He has recently started some nose work/scent training and it is so fun to see his mind work, trying to understand what you want him to do.

He will need an active family that will continue his socialization and training to continue forming him into a breed ambassador. 

 

If you love dogs like family, have experience with the breed, enjoy dedicating time to training & exercise daily, want a dog you can work with, bond with, and show off your training efforts of forming a true breed ambassador... Puck sounds like your pup. Submit an application to adopt him today!

if you have any questions please email his foster as well   shanna.rdh@gmail.com

More about Puck

Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Good with Older/Considerate Kids Only

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Currently we do not know if Puck will be able to attend the event, PetValu Adoption Event on Saturday, August 1st, 2020.
Currently we do not know if Puck will be able to attend the event, PetSmart Adoption Event- Fredericksburg on Saturday, September 19th, 2020.
Currently we do not know if Puck will be able to attend the event, PetValu Adoption Event on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020.