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RILEY

Pit Bull Terrier

10 months
Large  |  Male

New York, NY

 

His foster writes: Riley is a sweet, affectionate and mellow fellow. He loves nothing more than to hang out at home with you. If you wander off to another room for too long, he will join you. Didn''t hear him come in? He is so quiet at home that his nickname is Ninja Puppy. But there is no hiding his love for attention, and he will occasionally come over just to say `hi`, putting his head on your leg for a petting, or putting his front legs on either side of you for a giant hug. But watch out: sometimes he rolls on his back, letting you know that what he really wants is a belly rub. Then it is back to dreamland. He is so cute when his legs move, and he makes soft little noises when totally zonked out. Riley got along with my two older cats. When they first met, he tried some introductory sniffs, but after that he left them alone. He isn''t even bothered by the occasional hiss, or by a cat trying to sneak a bite of his dog food. Cat blocking his way? He''ll carefully step over him. Riley has a rope and a soft cat toy he occasionally chews on, but so far efforts to teach him `fetch` have failed. Toys are his way of showing he is happy and content; when you get up in the morning or come home he grabs a toy and runs around with it in his mouth, his tail wagging so furiously you''d think he hadn''t seen you in days. Riley would be happy to hang out with you on the sofa, if you want the company. Prefer that he doesn''t get on the furniture? No problem, Riley is so polite that a `no` or two will quickly teach him that he is not allowed up there. Riley clearly received some training in his past. However, the job is not quite done. Riley gets overexcited when he sees other dogs while out walking on his leash, and doesn''t really know how to behave around them. He has been learning that remaining calm will earn him liver treats, but he will need someone to continue working with him on that. Like every dog, he is happy to get out and sniff all those great smells out there, and while in foster he got a two-mile walk every morning.

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