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American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Finnegan

  • ID D221431
  • Adoption Fee: $200
  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Grooming Needs: Not Required
  • Current Weight: 63.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 3/2/2018
  • 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

Are you looking for “THAT” dog? A dog with personality who will bring tons of love, fun, and adventure into your life. A dog that loves learning and wants to please and engage with you. A dog that will be a true companion. If you are looking for that dog, take a look at Finnegan!  Finnegan is waiting to find his partner(s) and is excited to go out and enjoy life with them!

Finnegan is the definition of happy and eager! He also has a very sweet side and adores people and attention. One of Finnegan’s best qualities is he is happy to do just about anything! Go for a walk, work on training, go for a car ride, go in his kennel, search the yard for treats, go to class, get in the tub, go to a new place, meet new people, get his nails cut, get belly rubs, go swimming, sleep on the couch, sit at your feet, help you with laundry and dishes - you name it, Finnegan is up for it!

If you have, or may have, interest in dog sports Finnegan would be a great partner (traits to love: loves to work, great drive, good focus, wants to please, very toy/food motivated, crate trained, travels well, unfazed by anything, eager, brave, great with people). Finnegan came into rescue with some good skills, and in his foster home he is learning more and more. This is a dog who really engages and focuses during training, and he knows how to learn. Finnegan has command of all the basic obedience skills and is currently in a Level 3 advanced Obedience training class. He could easily compete in the lowest levels of Rally and Obedience competitions and would quickly advance with someone interested and enthusiastic to go forward with him! He has also shown some talent for Nosework! Check out these videos of him showing off his skills; Stay and Come , Heel, and Rally

If dog sports aren’t your thing Finnegan is a great dog for just enjoying life with as well! If you want to go for fun walks, or go on hikes or urban adventures, with snuggles on the couch at the end of the day, he is there for it! Finnegan is not super high energy, he has plenty to go do whatever you want, but he also has an off-switch and excels at hanging out quietly at home. He enjoys a yard to root around in, but loves walks even more, so a yard is not necessary. Finnegan loves to play but he can get overstimulated, so his play, especially with toys, needs to be managed to keep him from getting over-excited. Due to this enthusiasm and excitement about “fun time” Finnegan is only adoptable to a home with no or older dog-savvy children. Finnegan does love kids though, and when he meets them in a calm manner he is very good with them!

Finnegan’s history is not known because he was found abandoned, but he seems to have missed out on learning many dog social skills, so dogs do not usually appreciate his over-enthusiastic approaches. Due to this he does best just being around strange dogs calmly without interacting. In his foster home Finnegan resides with 3 other dogs and has done well with them in separate but adjoining quarters, and he enjoys his time with them on pack walks! Finnegan would likely do best as an only dog but would love to have a friend if the other dog were extremely tolerant. Finnegan has seen and not been reactive to cats, but a proper cat trial would need to be done before going to a home with a cat.

Finnegan is a great dog who has a ton of fantastic qualities! He does need a home with dog experience that is willing to continue to teach him and help him manage his excitement. In return you will gain a true Good Boy, a fabulous companion, a dog with a happy, loving, and sweet personality who will bring you years of joy! Finnegan looks forward to meeting you and showing you just how wonderful he is!

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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