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|Rescue Me ID: 18-01-03-00469Turbo (male)|
Turbo is becoming increasingly unhappy to the point where it is affecting him behaviorally and putting a significant strain on both his and my family's quality of life. Turbo started off as my husband's 'bachelor' dog and, unfortunately, adding layers the past few years (marriage, another dog, more time consuming career, more than a few moves, a new son, etc.) has really taken its toll on Turbo. He is jealous and seemingly resentful and has become spontaneously aggressive towards our 17 month old son. We are forced to manage this behavior by keeping Turbo separated from our guests and family when my son is present (which makes him even more upset).There is no trigger or warning for when he might act out and we thus cannot even feel assured that further training would make us comfortable with him staying in the home. In a group of adults, or one-on-one, he is the best dog - lovable, gentle, playful - you can see through his eyes into his soul. He loves to play, hike, play tug, and is just as happy curled up in the sun or on your lap. He is just as happy on your lap as he is trekking through the woods. He just wants to be close and be loved and, we are discovering, can become incredibly jealous. It would be most incredible if he could find a home where he would be the center of attention again. Turbo is 10000% house-trained, does not destroy or chew our home and furniture, does not rifle through the trash, etc. like many energetic large dogs might. He doesn't mind exercise, but doesn't need a ton of it either. Excepting his jealousy issues, it would be hard to find a more well behaved dog. I am truly devastated that we aren't able to make adjustments and keep Turbo happy with our lifestyle. He is neutered, healthy and fully vetted. Turbo would have have to go to a home without kids (now or in the foreseeable future) and probably without other pets. He would certainly LOVE to be the center of attention again and would really brighten the life of his new adopted owner. (Less)
Fairfield County Newtown, CT MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 17-12-29-00206Luther (male)|
Hi! My name is Luther and I'm the most loving pup you'll ever meet! I'm a 4-year-old Staffy mix and weigh about 60 lbs. I had an INCREDIBLY tough start on life and was found near death, but you'd never know that if you met me! I love ALL people and I'm very gentle with children. I love being outside and running around with other dogs, but I also love cuddling with people. I'm really smart, so I already know some basic commands, like 'Sit! and I'm house-trained (which means no accidents in the house for me)! I'm good in my kennel and will lay down when it's time to go to bed. So if you're looking for an easy-going pup to give you unconditional love and be your forever cuddle-buddy, then I'm your boy! I currently live in a foster home in Texas, but transport will be included in the adoption fee and arranged by Rescue Road Trip if you choose to adopt! (Less)
Fairfield County Danbury, CT MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 17-12-13-00053Epi (female)|
Our Epi has as grand of soul as we have ever encountered. This big, bombastic beauty is a natural born cuddler who longs to become someone's Number One. She came to us recently from NYC ACC, where overbred Bully breeds are euthanized by the hundreds before they can get an even break in life. Epi was found as a city stray, and was taken to the Brooklyn Care Center. Despite frantic shelter life, Epi has made a remarkable impression on everyone she met. Shelter staff and volunteers agreed that Epi is spectacular, and she received the best behavior evaluations. At first it seemed likely that Epi would be reunited with her owner, but sadly no one came forward to claim her. We were made aware of Epi's plight and were asked to step up for her. We are so glad we did. This dog is destined to be the light of someone's life. She is an older puppy at just one year old, who's never had the benefit of any training or leadership. Her temperament is pure gold. She loves everyone, and is so full of joy, that she lights up a room when she enters. In a culture that vilifies the Bully Breeds, Epi stands out as an ideal dog for an active family with older, teenaged kids. She is a tri-color American Staffordshire Terrier, and is a high energy dog, muscular and strong at 60 pounds. While she loves to play with kids, she will overwhelm young children. She would do best in an active home, in which she can play a prominant role, with folks who understand the ongoing importance of exercise and leadership. If Epi is neglected to the point of boredom and frustration, she will likely make mayhem. Epi enjoys the companionship of other dogs, but is prone to rough-house play. She can easily join a multi-dog home, but energy levels must be matched and some attempt must be made to maintain calm, because rough play can bubble over into canine disagreements. We have not had her around cats, but she would definitely chase them in play beyond their tolerance. Epi is responding beautifully to her leash training, and has calmed down quite a bit since we have established a regular routine with her. However, some physical strength is necessary to handle her on lead, and she requires a good amount of exercise to keep her calm and focused. Epi has good house manners and loves her crate. She will benefit from ongoing obedience work, but is full of potential for the right bully breed lover. Epi has such a phenomenal temperament that she could easily coast all the way to Canine Good Citizenship Certification in the hands of motivated adopters. Epi has decent housemanners for an older puppy, and is housetrained and crate trained. Adopters are expected to forgive a few accidents during the course of her transition to a new routine, and fine-tune the potty schedule as appropriate. Epi is in excellent health, and is recently spayed. She is up to date on routine shots, and is dewormed and microchipped. Epi has tested negative for Heartworm, Lyme, Earlichia and Anaplasmosis. If you are interested in Epi please email: email@example.com or call/text Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info. (Less)
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Windham County Canterbury, CT MAP IT!
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|Rescue Me ID: 17-12-06-00432Oscar (male)|
Oscar is a foster who needs an adult only home with a patient person who can give him the time and training he needs. He is very energetic and mouthy when he wants to get his way. Responds very well to positive reinforcement. Crate trained. UTD on vaccinations. Neutered.
Hartford County ENFIELD, CT MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 17-08-19-00053Molly (female)|
Molly is such a sweet girl! Rescued from a high kill shelter in Columbia, South Carolina, where she was a shelter manager favorite! Molly is fully vetted, happy and healthy. She needs more socialization with other dogs - careful introductions in the interim. She wants to play, but is not sure how to interpret doggy language! Are you an active, dog-savvy person looking for a young, medium-sized pup? Molly is your girl!
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Litchfield County Sharon, CT MAP IT!
|Rescue Me ID: 17-04-27-00128Dexter (male)|
This is Dexter, a wonderful 6 year old pit mix who is in need of a responsible, loving family and new forever home. He is healthy and has been extremely well taken care of and with me since he was 8 weeks old. Dexter needs plenty of exercise and LOVES bike rides, hiking, walks and playing tug of war. As much as he loves exercise, he loves to get snuggled up on the couch or bed and relax. Dexter is very gentle but also does not always know his own strength, so his new owner must be the leader of the pack and be willing to meet his needs. He is great with adults and kids over 5 but unfortunately does not get along well with other dogs/pets. He is also neutered, current on all vet visits, shots, heartworm and flea and tick meds. We love Dexter very much and it pains us greatly to have to re-home him. Unfortunately with having a newborn and an 18 month old we are just no longer able to give him the attention and exercise that he needs. Please only contact me if you're willing and able to make the FULL COMMITMENT of our beloved dog. (Less)
New London County Colchester, CT 06415 MAP IT!
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|PIease Read Before Adopting an American Staffordshire Terrier in Connecticut|
American Staffordshire Terrier Dogs can make good pets in Connecticut if they match your IifestyIe. The American Staffordshire Terrier is an affectionate, stable breed that makes a wonderful family dog. Staffordshire Terriers are friendly and great with kids. A Staffordshire Terrier is obedient and very eager to please. A Staffordshire Terrier makes an excellent guard dog while still being exceptionally gentle towards children. A tendency of the American Staffordshire Terrier to be aggressive toward other dogs can be minimized through effective socialization early in life. Staffordshire Terriers can live in an apartment if they get enough exercise. They are not fond of cold climates.
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