Make This Puppy Lucky: Babs the Pocket Pit Bull

This little Pittie must find a foster or forever home by the end of April. Let’s make that happen!

Babs is a cuddly, people-loving pocket Pittie in urgent need of a foster or permanent home before the end of April. This sweet, trusting girl deserves a second chance at life! Won’t you step in and be her savior?

Name: Babs.

Age and sex: 3- to 4-year-old female.

Breed: Pit Bull.

Size and weight: Medium and 35 pounds.

Coat: Short, and black with white markings.

Location: Boston area.

Activity level: Medium.

Likes: People, playing ball, snuggling, and giving kisses.

Dislikes: Strange dogs, and cats.

Training: Babs is house and crate trained, knows basic commands, and walks well on a leash. She does show some leash reactivity toward dogs and cats, an issue that is currently being addressed by her trainer.

Despite the abuse she has suffered at the hands of humans, Babs is incredibly trusting and loves people. Let's find this special girl a wonderful forever home! Photos courtesy of Wags & Whiskers Pet Photography.
Despite the abuse she has suffered at the hands of humans, Babs is incredibly trusting and loves people. Let’s find this special girl a wonderful forever home! )Photos courtesy of Wags & Whiskers Pet Photography)

Yard requirements: A fenced-in yard is not necessary, but would be an added bonus since she loves to chase balls, even by herself! Although Babs is playful and energetic, she is very low-maintenance when it comes to exercise, so regular walks would be more than enough to keep her happy.

Kids: Loves kids who are respectful toward her.

Dogs and cats: Although Babs attends a highly structured doggie daycare and interacts well with carefully selected playmates, she has high prey drive and should be an only pet.

Health issues: None.

Her story: Babs was rescued two years ago from a dog fighter who kept her in poor living conditions, severely abused her, and bred her multiple times. Her sweet nature and loving personality landed her a home with someone who was committed to providing her with the training and rehabilitation she needed, however due to an unfortunate turn of events with her living situation, Babs’ owner can no longer keep her. Babs is scheduled to be euthanized if new placement can’t be found for her by the end of the month.

Her ideal forever home: A loving, responsible person, couple, or family who will be committed to her and to continuing her training regimen.

Other details prospective adopters should know: Anyone living in or near the Boston/Cambridge area who adopts or fosters Babs will receive free training sessions with her trainer, Nelson Mendoza.

Contact info: Nelson Mendoza at happykanine@gmail.com.

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Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.

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