Make This Puppy Lucky: Kilo the Pit Bull Mix

Kilo survived a fire only to be given up by his family. Might you be his new loved one?

Meet Kilo, a gentle sweetheart of a boy who has been through so much in his short time on earth. This incredibly loyal dog adores people and can’t wait to find the right family to help him heal and return to his happy, confident, and outgoing self. Might you be that special human?

Name: Kilo.

Age and sex: 2-year-old male.

Breed: Pit Bull mix.

Size and weight: Medium and 43 pounds.

Coat: Short, blonde and white.

Location: Hounds In Pounds in Georgia.

Activity level: Medium-high.

Likes: Cuddling in the laps of people he trusts, getting lots of attention, kids, dogs, and cats.

Dislikes: Unsure of men, but with food and gentle encouragement he warms up very quickly.

Training: Kilo is house and crate trained, and understands a few basic commands. He learns very quickly and would excel with positive, force-free training.

Although Kilo’s body bears the scars of his near-fatal ordeal, his joyful puppy spirit refuses to be broken. And will you get a load of that precious mug? (Photos courtesy Erin Meurer)

Yard requirements: Kilo would like a fenced-in yard he can explore and run around in safely.

Kids: Likes kids of all ages.

Dogs and cats: Good with both.

Health issues: Due to injuries to his kidneys sustained in the fire, Kilo tends to require more frequent potty breaks than normal, an issue that appears to be improving over time.

His story: Last February, Kilo’s home burned down with him inside of it. Trapped in his crate, he sustained major injuries, including burns over 75 percent of his body. Hounds In Pounds helped Kilo’s owner get him the medical treatment he needed, which involved weeks of intensive care at Fayetteville Animal Hospital. Once he recovered, Kilo was returned to his owner but was brought back several weeks later after the landlord decided he no longer wanted Kilo on the property.

His ideal forever home: Kilo would thrive in a safe, stable, and nurturing environment. While he has physically recovered from his terrifying and painful ordeal, he will require patience, understanding, and consistency to help him heal psychologically and work through his trust issues.

Other details prospective adopters should know: Although Kilo’s body bears some serious scars, they are continuing to heal and don’t seem to bother him.

Contact info: Email [email protected] or visit

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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