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American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Finnegan

  • ID D221431
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Not Required
  • Current Weight: 57.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 12/1/2016
  • Yard Required: No
  • Fence Requirement: Not Required

Finnegan's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Finnegan's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Some
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Playful, Eager to Please, Intelligent, Goofy, Plays with Toys

Hello! My name is Finnegan, but my friends call me Finn - and I would love it if everyone would be my friend! I was left behind by my last humans, but luckily some people found me and made sure I had food and water and shelter. It was pretty stressful there though, very loud and nothing much to do. Then a person came and got me and brought me to a house where I got to sleep, and got walks and treats and affection, so I am much happier now.

I am still settling in, but I will tell you a little bit about my new life so far. I love people, I get really excited sometimes when I see they are friendly and it makes me want to jump, but I remember having lessons about how to behave and the person I live with reminds me too, so I don’t. Mostly! I know how to sit and heel, and am remembering other things like down and walk nice, especially when I see you have a treat to reward me with!  I love toys and showing them to you, but don’t really want you to take them away – but I will trade it for another toy and definitely for a treat. My toys don’t tend to last very long for some reason, I guess I love them too hard. I do other things for treats too! I will kennel up and snuggle in quietly for a nap – though if you are home and I’m bored I do very occasionally talk quietly to remind you I am there and would like to be with you. I will happily follow you around and help you do chores, or lay on a bed and nap or play with a toy while you are busy. I have been good here and not stolen anything that wasn’t a toy thinking it was. If you invite me up on the couch I am so happy to get pets – but I will also lean on you on the floor for them too!

I love walks, and I know I pull too much sometimes, but I can’t help being very strong, especially when I am excited. I do try my best to walk nice (especially for treats of course), and the person here says I’m very smart and willing. I am pretty smart, I learned to back up at the door right away and I always remember to wait to potty until I am outside. There are other dogs living here too, and I am very interested in them. I get pretty excited, so I haven’t played with them yet, but I hang out in the room next to them and say hi through a gate and we get along pretty well. I am really easy to distract when I get excited – just offer me a treat and ask me to do something and I remember to calm down and focus! The people here like me a lot and say I’m a gem and a very handsome good boy. I like being liked!  

From his Foster: Finn is a gem, and easy to like! Even at a vet appointment everyone commented on what a nice dog he is as well. He has been quite easy to have around the house, a good boy. He does need structure and a little management, mostly reminding him of his manners, or his excitement can get him carried away. He is getting better every day as he settles in here and showing what a nice dog he is. However, at this point I would not recommend him for a house with young children as he is very strong and can get excited and grabby with toys. I have not yet seen him with a cat and we don’t know his history, so am not sure how he would do with them. I definitely recommend slow intros with other dogs, at least at this point, as he his excitement could trigger another dog. Finn has not been here long and we will learn more about how he handles more of the world soon!

Finnegan is from a local shelter . If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

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