Hank has now become (somewhat) URGENT.. Long story short this past weekend our next door neighbors threatened to call Animal Control if he was not removed. We've been keeping him out of eye sight and will continue to do so unless they actually call AC (I don't think they will but we'll see). We are looking for a foster home for him or someone to adopt him. He is great with kids, people and female dogs. No male dogs, no cats and NO FARMS..
More info can be found here:
http://forum.animalrescuecooperation.or ... 715.0.html
Hank has been with us since Aug. 05. He's a great boy. Good with kids, good with females, but "acts" aggressive to male dogs and cats. I'm starting to think he's faking though.
Hank came to us by way of Kansas Pitbull Rescue. Hank was confiscated when his owner went to jail, his owner didn't bother picking him up when he got out and one day from Euth, my boyfriend and I decided to Foster him. He was neutered and a transport was put together for him to come from Kansas to my home in Arizona.
The first night was rough. Hank is male aggressive, he thinks all dogs at first are male and if they don't submit to him he will posture lunge and attempt to get ahold. We introduced him to our Dogo the first night, and really thought we where going to have to find a way to give him back as he was totally off the wall aggressive with her.
The next day I put them (my females) in the courtyard and let Hank in the rear yard. He would walk up to the courtyard gate posture, growl and snap, I really didn't know if I was going to be able to manage them. Then as I watched the oddest thing happened.. He started doing zoomies in front of the gate and acting a total fool.
That's him wooing at the girls. One at a time I took them each out on leashes and introduced them. They all played beautifully!
After the month probationary period to watch his temperment I put him up for adoption. Ok it was more like a 3 month probationary period, what can I tell you we love this guy!.
And so do our dogs:
Most of the time anyway.. Sometimes he's just a little ankle bitting, toy stealing shithead.
Hank is a gorgeous Brown and white Pitbull (American Stafforshire type - Short blockly). This boy is what a pitbull should be, well except maybe his large male dog aggression.. But we'll get to that. He's great with kids. Low drive. Likes the springpole but isn't obsessive. Likes to play ball, but he'll tire before you will. Has no food, treat, or toy aggression. I can't say enough good things about this boy. I'd call him bombproof but he does have a couple quirks.
First off and on the top of the list. He is Larger Male Aggressive. He will play with and has no problems with a smaller submissive male dog (as long as they ALWAYS SUBMIT to him). But he won't stand for a larger male, doesn't matter if they submit or not. He's got the nepolian complex. He still counter surfs from time to time, still working on that one. He can get mouthy when he's playing, NO! works great with this guy. He loves to lick, some people like this, I DO NOT! He will steal your childs stuffies/barbies/blankeys if left unattended and shread them. He's a digger!
His perfect home would be one with a 6ft fence reenforced at the bottom. Older children 8+, he can go to approved homes with younger children but they must be pitbull savey. NO MALE DOGS and NO CATS! This guy would love another female friend to play with, he LOVES to play. But if you can give him all your time and energy he'd love to be an only dog as well. I'd love for him to stay local but PBRC/Kansas Pitbull Rescue have the ultimate say on this guy as he is theirs, I'm just the foster.
Hank is currently located in Sierra Vista, Arizona but can be transported.
Information on Adopting this great guy and application can be found here:
[center]ALL OUR DOGS ARE SPAYED OR NEUTERED PRIOR TO ADOPTION
All dogs are vaccinated and on heartworm prevention according to age
Adoption fee is minimum $150.00 or all shipping expenses if out of state
PBRC application, homecheck, references and contract are required.