Dino (R.I.P. 4/12/2011)

American Pit Bull Terrier
Picture of Dino  (R.I.P.  4/12/2011), a male American Pit Bull Terrier

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Home:Granby, CT  
Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

July 15th 2008

bacon, big plastic soda bottles, hotdogs

strangers and choke chains (okay, that one is mine)

Favorite Toy:
Soda bottle and bones

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
yet to be determined

Best Tricks:
gives paw

Arrival Story:
Dino still lives with his family, but they can't keep him when they move. He's very excited but unsure of new people, but warms up in 5 minutes. Has basic training but we are working on leash manners with a no pull harness. Will be working with him regularly to make sure he places well.

Dino weighs just 43 pounds. Very strong, healthy, typical Pit Bull. He's sweet, but scared because he knows something is happening. His family has been packing to move. They love him dearly and can't bear for him to wind up in anything less than a loving home. His story is a bit sad, and odd. His original owner was a young man who helped care for his Mom and litter mates before they were born. As payment the young man picked Dino for his own. Sadly at the time Dino was old enough to go home, his owner had a motorcycle accident and died. His family kept Dino as they knew how much he meant to their son, but were so sad that an Aunt stepped in and took Dino home. He has been with them all his life, has a large fenced yard and comfy home. But his Dad isn't well enough to stay in CT anymore. They are moving to a retirement in Florida and the new place won't allow dogs over 25 pounds. Dino was neutered 4/6/11 His family is leaving 4/13/11. UPDATE*** Unfortunately, there is no happy ending for Dino. He was produced by BYB's, taken home by grieving parents, given to a grieving Aunt & Uncle, under socialized and of a nervous temperment he is the victim of both his circumstances and his breed. I found him to be sweet, curious, funny, willing, and heartbreaking. There are lessons in his loss that I must learn. First, not to stop asking for zero population growth in the pet industry. Second, to continue to dispel the myths and lies about certain dog breeds. Third, to love my dogs while I can, they are mine all to briefly. 4th, lie in sunny spots. 5th, take long, quiet walks with friends. 6th, run for no reason. 7th, greet those I like with joy, (snarl at the rest, then ignore). More will be added as I gain wisdom from my dogs....

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