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Jackson D170117

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

Details about Jackson D170117

  • ID D170117
  • Available for Adoption
  • Dog
  • White with Red, Golden, Orange or Chestnut
  • Coatlength: Short
  • Activity Level: Moderate
  • Good with Dogs: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly

More about Jackson D170117

  • Energy Level: Moderate
  • Yard Required: Yes
  • Fence: Any Type
  • Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor Only

Name: Jackson
Age: DOB Approx. 1/21/15
Gender: Male 
Breed: Pitty  
Weight: 55
Dog friendly: Yes, with proper intros (not a fan of small dogs)
Cat friendly: Unknown
Kid friendly: Yes
House trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes, but seems to do well left out, too 
Energy level: Moderate
History: Pulled from an animal control 
Adoption Fee: $300.00 

From the Foster: 

Jackson is a mellow, sweet and attentive boy who just wants to be near his people, snuggle and play with his Kong. Inside he uses his best manners. He listens well, is easy to redirect and knows basic commands. When I’m home he stays nearby either laying right at my feet or on the couch next to me. He is a cuddle monster in the morning and would love someone that let him sleep with them at night.  When I’m at work he does well in his crate but I have been slowly leaving him out and he has done fine.


His favorite thing (besides snuggles) is his ball.  He will play fetch all day long if he can! He is great at bringing the ball back to you and even nudging it forward to you with his mouth.  He would LOVE a house with a backyard that he could run around and play catch.  He is great with kids (would recommend over 6 years old as he is a big boy and can be a bit of a steam roller when he plays) as they like to play catch with him and run around. 


Jackson is currently working on his leash aggression.  While he is great inside (I live in an apartment and for the most part he ignores outside noises), when he is on a leash he will bark and lunge at dogs. When he sees people while he is on a leash he will bark to say hi but he can come on a little strong.  Once he actually gets to the person he is fine and is happily wagging his tail.   We are working on 'leaving it' and starting training shortly to work on both of these issues.  Luckily, he is very food motivated which has been helping in his training. His new family would need to be committed to continuing his training.


He seems to be selective in his dog friends and will need slow introductions to new dogs, and may only get along with a very certain type of personality of dog. Because of this, I would recommend avoiding the dog park.  Jackson has a high prey drive and will try to run after squirrels and bunnies on walks (usually just when we are going out to go potty and he isn't as focused as on a walk).  I would also recommend no small dogs as he may mistake them for a little furry critter.  Cats are unknown, but unlikely based on the other information.


This freckly boy is a big lover and would love to be a part of a family that will continue to work on his training to be the best dog he can be!