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American Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Gabe

  • ID D230063
  • Adoption Fee: $425
  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Male
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 46.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 10/13/2021

Gabe's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All

Gabe's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: No
  • Obedience Trained: Needs Training
  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Playful, Affectionate, Eager to Please, Even-tempered, Goofy, Good in Car, Plays with Toys

What do you get when you cross a dog and an antenna?

A Golden Receiver! A.K.A. GABE!

Gabe is all ears and super ready to learn all the new things. Busted out of the shelter in the knick of time, Gabe went to live with his foster family on January 14. He knows how to sit and shake. We are currently working on “stay” and “gentle.” Treats are his MAIN motivation. He’s a big boy and very strong, although he seems to think he’s light as a feather because boundaries are not his thing. He can be very jumpy, so he would do best in a home without small children. Because he doesn’t know his own strength, he can play too rough with other dogs and make them cranky. So, he would likely benefit from some socialization training, or to be an only dog. We think he could be okay with another dog if it was the right fit. He has done very well in all of his dog-to-dog tests in his foster home. While he hasn’t been tested with his foster kitty siblings, he has a history of being too rough with cats as well. So, a home with no cats may be the way to go. He doesn’t make a peep in the car, and stays quietly in his crate. He needs some reinforcement and consistency with potty training, but he should be there very soon. Who wants to make this boy’s second chance on life the best it can be? Let’s set up a meet and greet soon with Gabe!

Gabe 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.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.

If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund. Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.