October 2016 update:
Piper has been going on outings with his favorite volunteer Jami and he is so awesome. They are practicing being out in the big world and working on him seeing new people, especially men, and not becoming protective of his human girlfriend. He does great with good leadership, and he loves the puzzle toys and peanut-butter filled Kongs she brings him!
He is a special and sweet boy!
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Piper lives in Maine southern Maine and is ready for his forever family.
Piper - in Maine
Last update: October 2016
August update: Piper has been visiting with one of our volunteers and he just loves her and loves going on outings. He is affectionate, sweet, likes to play ball but also loves to throw himself down for a nap and a belly rub. Piper is doing well with female dogs but would also be happy to soak up all the attention as an "only". He had his debut on WCLZ as the "Pet of the Week" and he charmed everybody!
Piper is approx 6 years old and is a beautiful pit bull mix who was adopted several years ago from our rescue.
Piper’s mom says he needs a home with someone who has more time to spend with him because she started a new job with long hours so it’s unfair to him.
Piper has a long history and was lucky to be saved when he was found beside the road and brought in to a southern rescue. He had several surgeries to save his life and he was so fragile when he first got here. He has become a loving dog who thrives on human attention. He loves to go for rides in the car and for walks. He is an active dog and is trained on an invisible fence.
Piper needs good leadership and needs to learn that he does not need to answer the door, where he can be protective of his home and family. We have a trainer who will work with a new family to make sure Piper settles in well. He is good with cats and other dogs. There are many dogs in his extended family and he does well with them . Piper is a big boy at about 80 lbs. He is just a lovebug in a big boy body.
Piper had an evaluation and the trainer thought he was a very cool guy who would love to snuggle and play, and that with a bit of training he could be a model citizen.
Piper also spent some time at a doggy day care recently and they told us, "He did well with the other dogs, we didn’t have him out in the main pack, but had him out with 5-10 dogs and he did great. He is a moderate player, not overly playful, but did run around with the other dogs. He is very sweet and affectionate, he did great with all of our female employees, especially. Overall he is really sweet, and I think he would do great in an active home where they are willing to work on his training and socialization. "