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Rescue Me ID: 17-07-17-00444George O'Malley (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, Aggressive, Fearful/Anxious 

    I rescued my 5yr old boy George O'Malley from a shelter in Durham, NC, in January. It was a very spontaneous adoption because he was about to be put down, but I can honestly say it was the greatest decision I have ever made. George is all love. He is incredibly loyal, a good listener (when he wants to be), LOVES to cuddle (needs cuddles constantly and sleeps in bed with me), is extremely mellow when he isn't feeling threatened or afraid, is house trained, harness/leash trained, loves to go on hikes and walks, LOVES to swim at the beach, and just overall embodies the phrase 'man's best friend.' He is so good with people that once he is ... (Read More)comfortable with you he will literally let you file his nails, paint his nails (I had to try at least once, I couldn't help myself), and clean his ears with Q-Tips. One time he got a few cuts on his chin and he sat perfectly still while I cleaned the cuts, applied neosporin and a bandaid, and did not try to remove the bandaid at all. However, he was clearly never socialized as a puppy and therefore does NOT interact well with other dogs, and is very easily triggered. When I first adopted him we had a lot of problems with introducing him to new people because he would become extremely aggressive due to being overcome by fear and having never been taught how to interact with others. He now wears a muzzle when meeting new people and spending time in public places, he is on doggy prozac (yes it is a real thing and it is actually a lot more common than you would think!), and I had a behavior specialist come meet with him and do a full evaluation. He has improved a lot! He does SO MUCH BETTER with meeting new people and everybody falls in love with him immediately after meeting him. However things have not improved at all with other dogs. He still gets incredibly overwhelmed and threatened when around any other dogs. In June I tore my ACL and had to move home to my mom's house in Rhode Island for the remainder of the summer in order to get surgery. She has two dogs - a 16 year old Portuguese Water Dog and a 7 year old Schnauzer Poodle mix. Since I have been back home there have been two incidents where the dogs got to each other and Napolean and Mico ended up getting bitten. I adore my Georgie more than words can explain, but he is 65lbs of pure muscle and I am not going to be able to walk him/control him safely on my own again for at least 9 months. The idea of getting rid of my boy makes me physically ill, but I just cannot justify keeping him cooped up inside with me while I go through my recovery - the lack of exercise and fresh air is already getting to him and it has only been a week since my surgery. With his bite history and everything else I know it is going to be extremely difficult to find an organization/rescue that will take him in, but I truly believe that if he is with the right person/people in a home with no other dogs, he can be the best friend everybody dreams of. I have never experienced heartache like this before - I just want to do right by my beautiful, cuddly, silly, smart, life-loving little boy. (Less)

     Animal Location:

Bristol County Barrington, RI MAP IT!

Sarah Glickman 4014739515

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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-28-00520Kane (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Not Good with Cats 
Personality: High Energy 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    CF's Kane What can be said about this handsome young fella?! He is only 10 - 12 months old (as of this posting ~ 6/28) and newly vet checked, neutered and vaccinated. Coming from a rough start in life that was full of neglect, Kane is ready to start his search for the right people to love him and to love in return. We just hope that his future home will be well stocked with tennis balls because he gets over the moon with excitement for a good game of fetch. If Kane is to have future siblings (AKA ~ your children) they must be over 10. No other pets please! Applications can be submitted at the Pawtucket Animal Shelter. For questions ... (Read More)on Kane please call ACO Charlene #401-616-2561! (Less)

     Animal Location:

Housed at the Pawtucket Animal Shelter
401 Newport Avenue
Pawtucket, RI, RI 02861 MAP IT!

ACO Gaffney 401-616-2561

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Rescue Me ID: 17-06-01-00247Kilo (male)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Mostly black putbull mix, not sure with what also some white on chest n paws. Weighs about 70lbs. Boyfriends dog who passed and i can't keep due to living situations

     Animal Location:

Providence County East providence, RI MAP IT!

Annette Bevilacqua

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Pit Bull in Rhode Island
    Pit Bull Dogs can make good pets in Rhode Island if they match your IifestyIe. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a powerful dog with an undeserved reputation for inherent viciousness. A Pit Bull that receives attention, firm training, and thorough socialization makes a wonderful family guardian that is trustworthy with children. Pit Bulls need committed, experienced owners that exude leadership. Pit Bulls excel at high level obedience with proper training. Pit Bulls have been bred for dog fights, and unfortunately a dog that is abused, neglected, or whose instinctive aggression is encouraged, can become hostile and dangerous. Pit Bulls can adapt to apartment life with enough exercise.

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    Some people believe that Pit Bulls are identical to what Bulldogs were in the past. Teddy Roosevelt owned Pit Bulls. Unfortunately, Pit Bulls are often used for illegal dog fighting. A disproportionate number of Pit Bulls are put down in major American cities each year. American Pit Bull Terriers are very similar, and some argue identical, to Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

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Pit Bull Rescue

Rhode Island Animal Rescue
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Bristol County - Bristol, RI 02809
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program 401-254-1052

Newport County - Middletown 02842
Potter League for Animals 401-846-8276

Providence County - Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Defenders of Animals 401-738-3710

Providence County - Providence 02904
Volunteer Services for Animals 401-273- 0358

Providence County - Providence 02906
Rhode Island Veterinary Association 401-751-0944

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