AARF Dogs to Adopt


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Hi, my name is Duchess.

Duchess is a 6 year old Boxer that was rescued from a local pound. She is a bit shy at first. Once she trusts you, she is very sweet. She loves playing frisbee and knows several commands. She is looking for a home that will spoil her rotten.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Duchess

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Calm dogs and older children
  • Boxer
  • Female
  • DOB: ~2009
  • Size: Medium/Large
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Hi, my name is Lacy . I am a mix breed. I have the face of a German Shepherd and the body of a small dog. I am a pretty girl. I love my foster home and love playing with all the dogs there. I used to be so scared of everything, but I'm learning to be not so scared. I still like to alert you of things going on in the neighborhood though!

I am house trained and know how to use a doggy door. I love riding in a car and will turn around in circles when I am excited. I can be timid around men but when I know I can trust them, I am fine. I sleep with my foster mom and her dogs, but will sleep by myself too. I learn rules very quickly.

Come check me out - I know you will like me and think that I am a great girl.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Lacy

  • Foster Home Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Home without children
  • ~Beagle (heinz 57) Mix
  • Female
  • DOB: ~8/2011
  • Size: Medium
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Hi, my name is Jackie .

Jackie, our sweet 10 year old Katrina survivor, is back with Aarf. Her mom had to move into assisted living but she couldn't take Jackie with her. Jackie is extremely sweet and gentle. She gets along with (gentle, nice) dogs and cats.

She loves everyone and is always happy to meet new people. She is laid back but still loves to go on walks. She is looking for a home with a fenced yard, mostly for sunning but occasionally for zoomies.

For more information, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Jackie

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and Cat Friendly
  • DOB: ~2004
  • Female
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • Size: Medium
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Hi I am Cooper. Iím a 7-year-old Lab/Mastiff mix, and Iím searching for a new foster or forever home. I may look big and intimidating, but Iím a lap dog at heart! If you give me the chance, Iíll gladly curl up in bed next to you--all 130 pounds of me!

Iím a very happy dog who loves meeting new people and exploring new things, but I get a little nervous in the car and just need a few reassuring words from you. I am eager to please and will listen well to your voice, and I have a sweet face that will make you smile. Iíd do best living in a home with no small children or with cats. So if you have room in your heart and home for a big guy who loves belly rubs, I canít wait to meet you!

If you're interested in adopting or fostering me, email AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Cooper

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Prefer home without small children
  • Male
  • Extra Large
  • Breed:~Lab/Mastiff
  • DOB: ~1/2006
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Hi I am Blair . I am about 5 years old and am looking for a new family to love.

I am very smart with lots of energy. I am a great runner but don't like to be outside by myself. If you are planning to leave me in the yard alone, you need a tall fence! I'm a good jumper!

I am ok with other dogs, but would rather be the center of attention. I love giving kisses, playing with tennis balls, and snuggling. I am crate trained and know some basic commands. I come when called, and can sit. I can get very excited, especially when you come home because I've missed you so much, and would do best with experienced dog owners.

I am looking for a confident owner who will be in charge- I'm a big girl and I'm pretty strong! I'm relatively comfortable using a gentle leader, though, which really helped my foster mom with walks. I love people, and am very loyal. I'm protective too- I will always alert you if someone I don't know is at the house.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@comcast.net Subject : Blair

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Cat Friendly
  • Prefer home without children
  • Female
  • Large
  • Breed:~Black Lab Mix
  • DOB: ~10/2008
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Hi all, my name is Salem . I was found living in a dirt back yard with a tall fence on a heavy chain attached to an old jukebox. And there I sat for 3 years, day, night, summer, winter, heat, rain and snow. My ears were raw, open and fly bitten. Some days I ate and had water and some not. I couldn't even see anything outside of that yard. Thankfully some people knew I was there and refused to forget about me. It took over a year to free me, but here I am!

I went to live with a dog trainer for 2 weeks to learn how to be a normal dog. But I am anything but normal. My pure bully heart and soul saved me. From day one I wanted to see everything and meet everyone. I am so full of life and love! Those old days don't faze me; NOW is new and amazing.

I live in a foster home and I am learning lessons every day. I am house broken and crate trained. I have learned to sit, walk, wait, 'come here', crate, and 'watch me' for treats and love getting to take 'structured walks' in a quiet neighborhood. That means I have learned that my handler shows me what to do (leave other dogs or cars or people alone while on the walk and follow the leader). So far I have gotten along with the other dogs I have met though I get super excited sometimes. I am doing well with females and calmer submissive males so far. I just want to play, play and play some more. I enjoy certain TOYS now and they are reserved for special times in my training. The ones that are 'too attractive' can wait until I have learned to 'drop' or 'out' the less exciting ones. Let's train !

I am a big boy, around 75 pounds. I am strong and am learning to 'follow the leader' to go on walks, play in the yard, and even walk quietly through a house. I would probably be too much for young children, but a family that is consistent and 'dog savvy' could understand that I need guidance and learning games.

I am ready for the best part of my life to unfold. I want so badly to have a real home and a big fenced yard so I can run and play with people who love me and respect me as a remarkable and resilient dog.There are still situations that scare me a little and I don't always know how to handle them right away. I need a human family who will love me forever, be patient and consistent with me and continue to learn with me.

Note: Salem continues to astound us with his resilience and ability to absorb his training lessons. He requires continued obedience training. AARF will get the new adopter started with one of the trainers that have been working with him, but it is important that he continues on for his benefit, preferably in a group class to build his confidence and strengthen his concentration. If you would like to see more about the journey taken by our sweet Salem check out his page at https://www.facebook.com/SalemakaTigger

If you're interested in adopting or meeting me, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Salem.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Commitment to Continue Training Classes
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: ~Pit Bull Mix
  • DOB: ~2010
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Hello, my name is Dozer. I am a very sweet 5 year old boy who is looking for a new home. I love to be part of a family and I am very loyal to them. I am great with other dogs and good in the house. I am looking for a quiet home that doesn't have a lot of activity.

For more information email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Dozer.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Older Children
  • Male
  • Breed: Shepherd Mix
  • DOB: 2/2009
  • Large
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Hi I am Uma. Almost all of my puppies have found a home, and now it's my turn. I'm a sweet girl who loves to snuggle. I have a big bark, but that's all. I'm a softy! I'm protective and have to be introduced to new people, so I know they are safe. I was kept outside in a cage all my life, so now I don't want to lose a comfy lap to sleep on.

Did I mention, I LOVE kids! I live with a six year old and he likes to dress me up in costumes. He also likes to wrestle with me. I always let him win. I love everyone....unless your a cat! I just do not understand them. I'm quite peaceful otherwise.

Wouldn't you like sloppy kisses and cuddles?

If you're interested in adopting me, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Uma.

  • Child Friendly
  • Female
  • Large
  • Needs the right companion. I am picky, but needs a friend.
  • Breed: ~Pit Bull Mix
  • DOB: ~2010
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Hi, I am Franklin!!

Franklin came from a rural pound where he was found almost dead, emaciated and dripping in fleas and ticks. But, he is doing great- and loves his new life and is so appreciative of people helping him on his way to a new home. He is fairly young, probably no more than 3-4 years old. Adorable skinny long nose and a short but wagging tail.

He gets along very well with other dogs. He loves food and will do anything you ask for a treat. He is good in the house and loves his people.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Franklin

  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Hound
  • Size: Large
  • DOB: ~2010
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Hi there my name is Buddy Lee. and my mom and I were saved from a junk yard. I am very smart and a quick learner.

I know several commands and I am quick to let outsiders know someone is in the house. I can be very protective.

To help me , contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject: Buddy Lee

  • Fenced Yard Preferred
  • DOB: ~4/2005
  • Breed: Retriever Mix
  • Dog Companion Preferred

 

 

 

dog Hi there my name is Sandy and I was rescued from a Junk Yard in Lee County. AARF is taking good care of me and now I am very healthy!! I am scared right now, but in time I will trust you, so please give me a chance!!

I love to lay on the bed and be near you. I know what you mean when you tell me to 'stay near me' when it is just the two of us outside. I am a social butterfly with most people.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Sandy

  • Fenced Yard Preferred
  • DOB: ~4/2003
  • Breed: Retriever Mix

 

 

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Hi, I am Jasper.I was rescued from a local pound. I am very skittish. I have not had a good life.

I am great with other dogs though. What I need now is a stable, patient home that has another dog or two. I need someone to give me time to come out of my shell. I am a small, quiet beagle who would be appreciative of any kindness shown to me.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Jasper

  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Dog Friendly (Doggie Playmate preferred)
  • Male
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • Size: Medium
dog Yep, my name is Sweet Pea because the people that know me, know just how sweet I am. I love people a lot and I'm good with kids. I have the perfect energy level, not too much and not too little. Outside, I like to play and run around. Inside, I like to cuddle with you and sleep in your lap. I have excellent manners in a house. I like all dogs big and small. My human friends say I need the tiniest bit of leash manners, but other than that, I am a pretty good girl.

For more information, contact Janet at 804 746-1709 or email wkdwitch@msn.com Subject:SweetPea.

  • Dog Friendly
  • DOB: ~10/2006
  • Tall (6' or higher) Fence Needed
  • Foster Home Needed

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I am a very curious beagle girl named Savanna. I am a young thing so I still get into things and want to see how they are made. I listen very well to commands and I love other dogs. I would love to have a playmate, but could be an only dog.

I get scared in new situations, but once I know I am safe I adjust quickly. I am very active at night because when I was on my own, that is when it was the safest for me to be out. I need to gain some weight because food was hard to come by, but I love to eat!! I learn things very quickly, I know how to use a doggy door and I watch and learn from other dogs. I can be the best girl if you give me a chance.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Savanna

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly - Would love a doggie playmate her size.
  • Children (6 years or older)
  • Female
  • Medium
  • Breed: ~Beagle/Hound Mix
  • DOB: ~7/2013
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Hi I am Charlie. I was just rescued from an area pound. I am enjoying living in a house again. I have cute, goofy looking ears.

I am enjoying playing with my foster brother and sister. I have met the cats and have done OK so far. I just need more supervised exposure.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@comcast.net Subject : Charlie

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly; Cat Exposure
  • Male
  • Large (~55 lbs.)
  • Breed: ~English Bull Dog/Various
  • DOB: ~2/2014
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Hi I am Andy. I am a very active young boy. I love to play and bark with my other foster buddies. We play chase in the back yard and have a ball. I need room to run. I can help dig holes if someone starts it for me.

I have a great appetite and love when it is feeding time. I am house trained but my foster home has a doggy door so it may take me a while to learn a house that does not have a doggy door. But I learn fast so I donít think I will have a problem learning a new home.

I am looking for my forever home. Are you the one for me??

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Andy

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: Hound Mix
  • DOB: ~2012
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Hellol My name is Bodie and I am waiting for my forever home. I have lots of energy and love to play with other dogs and going on long walks. I am getting use to cats but that will take some time.

I need a home with people who will continue my training and no younger children. I do better in a calm home. I do get nervous now in new situations with new people so my forever home needs to work and acknowledge and understand my triggers. My foster home will work with me and introduce me to many types of new people as possible. I am very loving with people I know, giving lots of kisses and cuddling and I am very good in the house. I am protective when someone new comes into the house so I need an person who can work with that or put me in a crate with treats if new people come around.

As my foster home gets to know and work with me, they will update my listing. I seem to be less intiminated by women but I do like the AARF male volunteers who have worked with me.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@comcoast.net Subject : Bodie

  • Dog Friendly
  • 6' Fenced Yard needed
  • No young children; teen-agers considered
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Lab Mix
  • DOB: 11/2013
  • Size: medium
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Hi I am Blue! I am soo happy since AARF rescued me from the pound, but I am not sure how I ended up there in the first place. My foster mommy tells me that I a good boy and I love everyone that I get to meet! I love to go on walks everyday to get my energy out! I have met a few k9 friends and love to run and howl with them! My foster family has been teaching me new words like "sit", "stay," "come", "down", and walk "with me" I am not sure what all of those words mean sometimes but I sure do like to get a treat when I get one right!

I do know to go to the bathroom outside and I sleep in a crate right now, sometimes I get lucky to nap with my foster family on the sofa!

I would prefer to not have any cats in the house, only because I like to chase them and think they can wrestle with me. That gets me into trouble and I only want to make you happy! I can't wait to meet my forever family to play with everyday, and I hope they have a k9 friend for me to play with!

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : blue

  • Foster Home Needed
  • 6' Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Prefer home without cats
  • Older Children
  • Breed:~Blue Tick Hound Mix
  • DOB: 12/2013
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Hi I am Dusty! I'm a 10 month old ball of energy. I love to play, play, play! I'm one of Uma's Pups.....a mastiff, boxer, pitbull... who knows what else! I was returned because my adopter mommy is sick and not able to take care of me. It was really sad, but don't feel too bad for me! I'm back with my birth mommy, fosters and sister.We have been playing and having a great family reunion. Did I mention I love to play?

I live with three other dogs, two cats, and a 6 year old boy who loves to tackle me. I don't mind! We have a lot of fun! I do like to try to chase the cats. My foster mommy says they don't want to play with me. I don't know why?! I'm a good boy!

I love walks and do great on a leash. If I am on a leash and I see another dog, I get protective, bark and will try to get to the other dog. My fosters are working on training to help me understand that not all doggies are going to hurt us."

I'm potty trained and will let you know if I need to go out. I'm very vocal. I have a lot to say! So, would you want to be my forever home? You won't regret it!

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Dusty

  • Fenced Yard Needed to Run around in
  • Child, Cat(exposure) and Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Breed: American Bull Dog/Pitbull Mix
  • DOB: 8/12/2013
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Hi, I am Rosie. I am a shy but very lovable and loyal dog. I love to play and I am goofy. I am great in the house and I do know my basic commands.

I'm gentle with children and good with most dogs my own size, although a little dominant with dogs. I am very protective of my family so I need a quite introduction to strangers.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Rosie

  • Tall Fenced Yard needed
  • Foster Home Needed
  • Dogs - likes most dogs her own size
  • Child Friendly
  • Female
  • DOB: 3/2012
  • Breed: ~ Mastiff/Bloodhound Mix
  • Size: Large

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Hi, I'm Homer . I am reddish/brown with black saddle. I am very energetic. I love most every dog. I love squeaky toys and balls and will try to get your attention to play tug-a-war with me. I also love to play fetch and to go on hikes and to swim. Watch out for mud puddles 'cause I like them too! I am crate trained and sleep there at nights and when I'm left alone. I am house trained!

I'm being trained not jump on people as they walk in the door (I can't help it, I'm just so excited to see you!) I've been also working on leash training and I've gotten much better than I was. I would not suggest young kids until I'm more trained because of all my energy and my tendency to jump on them, though I love them very very much.

I am just a happy, young dog who is looking for my forever home.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@gmail.com Subject : Homer

  • Dog Friendly
  • Foster Home Needed
  • Tall Fenced Yard needed
  • Male
  • Breed: ~Coonhound Mix
  • DOB: ~5/2012
  • Size: Large
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Hi, my name is Sally.AARF rescued me from a local pound. My friends call me Silly Sally because I am so much fun to be around. I am house and crate trained.

I am looking for a home that already had a dog. My K9 friends give me great comfort and make me feel secure.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Sally

  • Fenced Yard needed (5' or higher) (no electric fences)
  • Dog Friendly (Doggie Playmate Preferred)
  • Female
  • DOB: ~1/2012
  • Breed: ~Beagle/Shepherd Mix
  • Size: Medium/Large
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Do you want to play? I love to play. My name is Sybil, I'm a female pitbull-lab mix. I'm two years old.

I live in a kennel right now. I get to play with lots of dogs of all sizes. But I would rather spend time with you. I need a fenced in yard with no cats.

For more information, please email aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Sybil.

  • Fenced in Yard Needed
  • No Cats
  • Dog Friendly
  • DOB: ~12/2008
  • Female
  • Size: Medium/Large
  • Breed: ~Lab/Pit Bull

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Hi, my name is Buster Brown. I am a Beagle in every sense of the word. I love it outside and I love to talk. I am a funny boy. I play with one of the other fosters and the two of us have more fun dragging things out of our foster momís house.

I am a shy boy. I am still getting use to the human touch. I was left outside in a pen with other beagles. So I have to really learn to trust humans, especially men. I have come a long way and will let my foster mom play with me, but I still need patience, understanding and love. I know with time I could be your forever dog and love you to death.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : BusterBrown

  • Foster Home Needed
  • Fenced Yard needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Breed: Beagle Mix
  • DOB: ~5/2011
  • Size: Small/Medium
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Hi I am Joey, (Jo Jo) as my foster mom calls me. I am a little beagle, 25 pounds and I love to play. I learn quickly from other dogs, so better watch what they teach me.

I can be by myself but I would prefer another dog to play with. I am good with children, but donít know about cats. I love to go for rides and visit places.

I am a very sweet boy and have the prettiest face. Come see me and I bet you will fall in love with me.

Micro chipped, friendly, playful, needs fenced yard

For more information, contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Joey

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Male
  • Small
  • Breed: Beagle
  • DOB: ~2014

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Hi I am Woodrow . Woody for short. I am a little beagle boy with a great big beagle bark. I love it outside and love to play. I am just coming out of the month rehab period for heartworm treatment. I am doing great and should be heartworm negative in January when I am tested next.

I had bad teeth and they had to take them all out. I have some periodontal disease to my jaw so I have to be very careful not to hit my jaw or mouth on things. It can break my jaw and then I will be in trouble.

I have to be very careful around children and other dogs. So that is why I canít go to a house with children and maybe only one other small dog. (No dog at all would be best)

I am a sweet boy and love to sit beside you and let you love me. I would love to be the only dog, but if necessary, I can share you with another. I am quiet except when I hear something to bark at. I make a good watchdog even if I am a little boy.

I had a buddy with me when we were picked up, Wilson, but he got adopted and now it is my turn.

For more information, contact aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Woodrow

  • No Small Children
  • Male
  • Small
  • Breed: Beagle
  • DOB: ~2010

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Hi, I am Kensee ,an beautiful mixed beagle. I am a little girl. Right now at 6 months (01/2015), I weigh about 25 pounds. So it doesnít look like I will get a whole lot bigger.

I am a sweet girl but I need time to get used to people. When I was caught it scared me so bad, so now I donít like to be trapped or cornered. I will let you catch me when I know you wonít hurt me.

Come meet me and see that I am a sweet girl that can love you forever.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Kensee

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog Friendly
  • Female
  • Small/Medium
  • Breed:Beagle Mix
  • DOB: ~7/2014
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Meet IHOP.

He was found as a stray and had a old fracture to his right front leg. There was nerve damage and growth plate was affected so it had stopped growing so the leg was removed - he does not seem to miss it! He is also deaf.

iHop is such a charmer. He is just as sweet as he is adorable! He loves to snuggle up close to his foster family members, humans and dogs alike. He is a very smart boy and is capable of being a wonderful family pet. He guards food so he would prefer a home with no small kids. He is getting much better as we are working with him. He is being trained with hand signals. That said, iHop is a great little pup. He is 2 years old and is very responsive, although sometimes strong willed. With the proper training and consistency with it, he will make a wonderful addition to your family.

Visit http://www.bullypaws.org/animals/detail?AnimalID=5427452#prettyPhoto for more information.

  • Fenced Yard Needed
  • Dog and CAT Friendly
  • Male
  • Large
  • Older Children
  • Breed: Pitbull Terrier
  • Male
  • DOB: ~2012
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Hi, my name is Choc.

Choc is a female pit bull, about 6-7 years old. She is spayed. She is a very friendly and loving dog. Lives with cats and small children, kids of all ages, since newborn. Owners can no longer take care of her because of health issues.

For more information, contact AARF at aarfva@hotmail.com Subject : Choc

  • Cat and Child Friendly
  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Female
  • Size: Large
  • DOB: ~2008
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Reintroducing Jocko!

He had a really rough past as his previous "owners" kept him chained with a padlock around his collar and starved him. He was confiscated and spent 6 months in a shelter due to cruelty case against the owners. Jocko made it out of the shelter, is now with Va paws for pits, has gained some much needed weight, but he's currently in a boarding kennel. Though he's getting lots of love and he loves playing with all the other dogs there.

He deserves a home of his own. Awesome with other dogs, He would do best in a home with older children and no cats just because he tends to get a bit over excited over food, no food aggression at all but he will jump up. They're working with him there and he is a quick learner so his "jumping up manners" are improving. Please fill out an app at virginia paws for pits if interested to foster or adopt Jocko.

You can email Leigha (one of the volunteers who's been helping with jocko) if you have any questions or would like to meet him email jadie68@hotmail.com Subject : Jocko

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