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1603-0432 Dunkin

American Pit Bull Terrier

2 years, 4 months
Large  |  Male

Virginia Beach, VA

 

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Dunkin loves life! No matter he is stuck in a cage at an animal shelter. You can see this by how happy he gets when he sees you walking towards him. No matter how happy he is, he will stand so still while you harness him up. Dunkin is a good boy. Dunkin is a big boy. Dunkin is a strong boy. And Dunkin is looking for a new home. Dunkin is a tall, dark and oh so handsome young adult pit mix of about 60 pounds. He has a shiny coat and a face that makes all the ladies swoon! This young boy has so much going for him that we are all pulling for his forever family to come soon so he can swoop them off their feet and get back to family living, where he belongs! Dunkin is house trained and he knows both the sit and down command. He loves a good game of fetch and nothing makes him quite as happy as a big yard to do zoomies in while holding the tennis ball that he was supposed to be bringing back to you! He's just a big puppy at heart! Dunkin has soulful eyes and is surprisingly gentle when taking treats. He does pull on the leash and may even bite the leash when he gets real excited. He'll need an owner that will be willing to work with him on his leash manners. He was very good with us when we took him out for pictures, but it would be great if he was adopted by someone who wants to continue his training. He is very smart and could go quite far in obedience given an owner that will be willing to work with him. Dunkin is very treat motivated so continuing his training on his leash manners will not be hard. We are finding Dunkin to respond to consistency and treats. Dunkin needs consistency. Dunkin needs treats. OK, maybe not so many treats but he did get his name for a reason! Dunkin needs an owner who will keep him in line even when he tries to cross the boundaries, as all young dogs may do in time. We are finding Dunkin is very eager and willing to please his human but sometimes it can be hard for a young boy so excited and so ready to go. Dunkin needs time. Dunkin needs a schedule. Dunkin needs exercise. And Dunkin needs positive reinforcement training. Did I mention treats? LOL Those of us who handle Dunkin see a difference in him and know that in a home environment where the stresses of the shelter life are far gone, he will relax by your side when you want to relax and he will run at your side when you want to run or play. As I just mentioned, Dunkin is a super running partner! He has proven he has endurance even after our first run together. He still has those moments when he gets excited and looks back to check on you and see if you have a treat ready. At these moments he will stop and start jumping up for a treat. He is, however, learning that when I say 'KEEP RUNNING' or 'WE'RE RUNNING' it means we are not getting a treat. (This goes for walking as well 'WALK.' He will proceed on and I toss a treat in front of him which he gets. He is getting good at not stopping so much and not jumping so much but he still needs practice. This occurs when walking, too. Did I mention Dunkin needs consistency? LOL Although we did not know whether Dunkin liked other dogs, he is now showing us he likes the girl dogs and can get along w/ them! He does have pretty much one thing on his mind until he gets his neuter surgery (wink wink) but even so, he has not been too pushy w/ the girls. When he is too pushy, the girls put him in his place and he backs off. Dunkin is smart. Dunkin listens to the girls. He may still be best as an only dog but if you are interested, please bring any resident dog in for a meet and greet!





Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center has wonderful pets available for adoption. As of December 6, all animals are now at the new shelter at 341 Birdneck Road. The former shelter on Leroy Drive is now closed. If you have lost a pet, please visit the shelter in person and often as lost animals arrive everyday.
Contact Information:
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, 341 Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Phone 757-385-4444 (x 2) NOTE: In order to help process your request for information faster, please refer to the animal's intake number, shown next to the photo, rather than the name. This will assist us in locating the information about the animal you are referring to. All our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations and if unaltered, the animal will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. You do not have to be a resident of Va. Beach to adopt a pet. Please visit these wonderful animals today!

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