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Adopt Julie, the puppy

Please check out these pictures of Julie and adopt her. My neighbor had a tenant move out and he left a almost a year old Labrador and pit bull mix. She is spayed.

Location: Jamaica Plain, MA
Members: 5
Latest Activity: Jan 30, 2010

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Comment by Richard on January 30, 2010 at 3:12pm
Brrr... its chilly... who doesn't want a warm nose of puppy to warm them up!
Comment by Angie VM on January 22, 2010 at 5:34pm
Hi Richard thanks for your response! She sounds like a great dog/ I am going to be away for a couple of weeks so I will check here when I get back and if you haven't found her an owner I will contact you to see if I can come meet her.
Comment by Richard on January 21, 2010 at 5:02pm
Brett, I am not sure who Sam is? (i.e the salutation). Also, we choose not to contact the MSPCA b/c we are finding an owner. The kid was irresponsible and we just leave it at that.

Angie, Julie is crate trained and since dogs sleep most of the day, she will love being in her crate. Talk to any dog trainer and they will tell you the same. (She has a loving foster family right now so there are no behavioral issue). Just come see her to make up your mind.
Comment by Brett on January 21, 2010 at 12:37am
Sam, I've met 2 pitbulls, both of them rescues. One was a very recent rescue, and high-strung (expected to be the alpha, made a lot of noise as part of that aggression, etc). She seemed to have lived a pretty tough life. But- she loved playing, cuddling with people (it's pretty funny watching a muscular, 75lb dog decide she's a lap dog), and got along well with the family's other very small dog.

The other pitbull I've met was playful and very friendly; a cute mix of shy (!) and lick-your-face-off-lets-be-friends-now-throw-the-ball-already. Both dogs were extremely athletic. They're the kind of dog that will go with you on a long run and then give you puppy dog eyes with the ball or tug rope. Not a dog for couch potatoes!

There's a great show on PBS called Woof, and the host has some tips on evaluating puppies/dogs for demeanor, and in general has lots of training tips. Check out the Woof website some time.

Angie- I don't really think it's appropriate at all to put an abandoned/rescue dog in a crate all day, especially a breed this athletic. Actually, I don't think it's appropriate for any dog.

Richard- if you haven't already, contact the police and MSPCA. Animal abandonment is a serious crime in MA (a FELONY, considered abuse!). It's been a growing problem for years (especially right after the big September move), and people need to understand that pets are a commitment, not items of convenience or fashion accessories.
Comment by Angie VM on January 8, 2010 at 11:49pm
Hi! Is Julie house broken? How about crate trained? I would love to meet her and consider adopting her but my husband and I work full days and would not want to leave her in our condo all day if she's going to get depressed or destroy things, etc. We can't really afford to do doggy day care, etc. right now but we've been thinking about getting a dog for a while... Thanks for any info!
Comment by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 8, 2010 at 3:18pm
Richard. I'd suggest filming Julue, uploading a video, then adding a blog post, and with the video embedded in it and a link to this group.
Comment by Richard on January 8, 2010 at 2:16pm
Sam, Julie is a Labrador and pit bull mix - I wouldn't be concerned that she is part pit bull. Any dog that is mistreated or unloved can become damaged - it isn't breed specific. This dog has been loved. Come see her!
Comment by sam Binkley on January 8, 2010 at 12:05pm
hi richard (just friended you by accident, oops)

i was wondering what the mix is: julie looks very sweet, but i'm just a little cautious of anything with a dash of pit bull.

thanks,

sam
Comment by Joseph Porcelli (Chief Neighbor) on January 6, 2010 at 1:39pm
Tweeted!
Comment by Richard on January 6, 2010 at 12:59pm
thanks for the tips, Joseph! Any chance you can send out a tweet for this?
 

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