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Otis D161746

American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) / Male / Young

Details about Otis D161746

  • ID D161746
  • Adopted for Adoption
  • Dog
  • Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Otis D161746

  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Otis
Age: Approximate DOB 11/30/15
Gender: Male
Breed: American Pitbull Terrier
Weight: 49 pounds
Dog friendly: Yes
Cat friendly: No
Kid friendly: Yes
House trained: Yes - on a schedule
Crate trained: Yes
Energy level: Moderate
History: Victim of abuse in TX
Adoption Fee: $300

From the Foster:

Otis wins everyone's heart over when they come in contact with him. Probably because they feel sorry for him but he doesn't need sympathy... just someone to love him and be patient with him. In fact we don't think he even knows anything is wrong with him. He is a very happy dog with the biggest grin. Otis came to us with the inability to maintain his balance. He has improved but still for lack of better terms appears intoxicated and looks dizzy most days. This however does not slow him down.  Due to his balance issues he is unable to go down more than 1-2 stairs. He goes up stairs just fine it's down the stairs that is the issue. So if you have a lot of stairs and they are not blocked off he will not be a good fit. He will also not be a good fit if you have a lot of breakable things that are not kept somewhere safe. He tends to ping pong off of things when he is having difficulty walking. Sturdy furniture that he can't plow over is a must unless you don't mind it being moved frequently or having it placed against a wall. He is 45 pounds and has a tendency to lean on things. Also due to his balance issues he is not the best at going for walks. He does good on a leash just tires easily. He is also crate trained.
Otis loves to play with children of all ages but does get feisty like any young energetic puppy. He does not always realize that he is a little too rough then he should be but he is improving with this. He loves to play with our large dogs but hasn't been around small breeds. He doesn't do well with cats. He loves to cuddle. If he's not playing or chewing on a bone he wants to be right next to you. Otis may be rambunctious at times but is also very sweet and loving. He just needs a special person willing to be patient with his balance issues.