Make This Puppy Lucky: Pita the Shepherd and Labrador Mix

Pita has come so far since being rescued from a hoarding situation. He just needs the right person to make him a cherished companion.

Pita is a shy but very sweet boy looking for a loving forever home that will help him blossom into the happy, loyal companion he is meant to be. Won’t you open your heart to this incredibly special guy?

Name: Pita.

Age and sex: 4 year-old male.

Breed: Shepherd and Labrador Retriever mix.

Size and weight: Medium/large and 45 pounds.

Coat: Medium, black and tan.

Location: Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society.

Activity level: Moderate.

Likes: Most dogs, people he knows and feels comfortable with, treats, and warm blankets.

Dislikes: Children and hyper dogs getting in his face.

Training: Pita has received some socialization training, is primarily housetrained, and walks well on a leash.

Yard requirements: He would do best with a fenced-in yard to help him feel secure and keep him safe.

Kids: Does not like children.

Dogs and cats: Good with most dogs but has not been tested with cats.

Health issues: None.

His story: Pita was rescued from a hoarding situation in Tennessee.

His ideal forever home: Pita would love a home with a single woman or older couple willing to work with him to build his trust, continue his socialization, and teach him the joys of being a cherished companion. He needs time to trust people, but once he does he has a lot of love to give!

Other details prospective adopters should know: Given his heartbreaking beginnings, Pita’s willingness to forgive and trust humans again is nothing short of miraculous. He is coming out of his shell more and more and even enjoys going on group hikes with the shelter’s Hikers for Hounds volunteer program.

Contact info: Call Kaitlyn Moss or David Stroud 828-743-5752, 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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