Jax, a 76 pound Red Nose Pitbull Terrier, was born 10/21/13. He was abandoned when his owner could no longer care for him. Jax is an affectionate and mostly mindful boy who appears to have lived in a loving and caring home prior to his owner's current misfortune.
He loves to play fetch, interact with people, and hang out on the office couch with anyone who will snuggle with him. He makes an unusual trilling sound when he is in his kennel and when you talk to him he sometimes talks/trills back. He is one powerful handsome boy looking to share your life and be your best buddy.
Jax does not appear to like the other dogs or cats at the shelter, so his ideal home will be as an only pet. He has been known to dig under a fence if left unsupervised in the yard too long, so potential owners may need to beef up their fence by burying some anti-dig wire at the base, or find another solution to discourage digging (we can offer suggestions). Better yet, let him enjoy time in the house, instead of leaving him unsupervised in the yard. He is great with children and would make an ideal family dog.
Jax has some allergy issues that are mostly noticeable in his ears and belly and paws. His previous owner indicated that he does best on a grain free diet in order to control the outbreaks. When we got Jax he was covered in a red rash, very itchy and had a large hematoma on his ear. We went through several foods and ointments trying to reduce the flare up. When we took him to the vet to address the hematoma, which was drained and stiched, we also did an allergy blood test to determine his actual allergies so we could try to eliminate them from his diet. This guy has quite a list of food allergies: green beans, corn, salmon, soybeans, wheat, apple, beef, beets, lamb, oats, peanuts, potato, sweet potato, rabbit, rice and yeast. Non food allergies include: Pine, cottonwood, oak, timothy grass, pig-weed, goldenrod, Russian thistle, sheep's wool, tobacco leaf and Kapok (a silky cotton often used as a stuffing). To manage out breaks we currently are feeding him Instinct limited ingredient with turkey, and he gets cytopoint injections every 4-6 weeks, which cost $135 at our local vet's shelter discount rate; please check with your vet to determine cost in your area. Here is more information on this effective allergy treatment: http://www.cytopoint4dogs.com/atopicdermatitis.aspx
Jax comes with a 30-day money-back trial adoption period. Spay/neuter, deworming, microchip and all age-appropriate shots are always completed before placement, and are included in the adoption fee (suggested minimum $95, more gratefully accepted!)
All pets arrive spayed/neutered, dewormed, microchipped and vaccinated. Adoption fee for Jax is suggested minimum $95 (more gratefully accepted). All pets are placed with a 30-day money-back trial period, to give pet and family enough time to discover any unknown allergies or other conflicts.
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