NAME : Je T'aime (it's French for 'I love you') BREED : American Pit Bull Terrier GENDER : Male AGE : About 1 yr, 3 mos old - birth date estimated as August 2018 SIZE : Medium, about 55 pounds COLOR : Light Chestnut SHOTS : Up to date MICROCHIPPED : No HOUSE-TRAINED : Yes GOOD WITH DOGS : Yes GOOD WITH CATS : No GOOD WITH CHILDREN : Unknown PUREBRED : Unknown, no papers, but he appears to be ABOUT Je T'aime appears to be an American Pittbull Terrier, seemingly about 1 year, 5 months old. My adult son brought Je T'aime to my house, asking if I could keep him for a week or two. I agreed, with strong assertion that I would watch him short-term and he could not stay permanently. My son, for several weeks, insisted he was going to retrieve Je T'aime, but never did. So Je T'aime was abandoned and has been with me for 8 months now. My son no longer gives any indication that he intends, or even wants to, take him back. And he is in no position to provide a proper home for Je T'aime anyway. It was careless of him to have adopted Je T'aime in the first place. I am a single woman, a CPA, work extremely long hours, and am rarely home. It is not fair to Je T'aime for him to spend sometimes 20 hours of the day/night in a crate. It breaks my heart. I love dogs, but didn't have one for a reason...because I do not have the time or ability to properly care for one. And I feel that Je T'aime is being neglected. He needs a home where he will get the attention, exercise, and care that he deserves. He is very, very sweet, smart, and energetic. But he lacks proper training and needs a good loving forever home. He is good with most/all adults but does strongly prefer women. DIET Je T'aime eats Iams Proactive Health Smart Puppy for Large Breeds dry food. For treats, I give him frozen cubes of pureed pumpkin, MilkBone MaroSnacks, Pupperoni Beef Sticks, and an occasional puppy ice cream cup. He does like raw carrots, broccoli, and green peppers...and of course meats. His favorite chew is an elk antler. BEHAVIORS Je T'aime is now fully house-trained and seems to get along well with other dogs. Prior to being left with me, he lived in a home with a group of boys in their early twenties and two other dogs. Je T'aime was untrained and had been in a very rough-housing type environment. I had an extremely difficult time with him when he first arrived. He would play aggressively, trying to wrestle, jump, bite on my fingers and arms to play, etc. I was for a time covered in scratches, cuts, bruises, and bite marks. It has taken months, a lot of patience, treat rewards, and a spray water bottle•À%BD'•À%BD|but he is no longer aggressive with me at all. He has learned his boundaries related to playing rough, and does listen when he is told to 'get down', 'sit', and responds well to 'no', 'stay with me', 'come back here', etc. He is doing a lot better with walks and isn't pulling as much. I have been teaching him to walk on my right side, and he stands between my legs and waits when cars or other people pass by. He is by no means loose-leash level, but he has improved A LOT. I do keep Je T'aime in a crate while I'm at work and while sleeping. He does still like to snack on my shoes. He will climb onto furniture and take things to chew on. If you catch him and tell him 'NO!' he'll stop and get down. But if you don't catch him, he's a sneaky little bugger and will chew on things. I've gone through three pair of eyeglasses, a vacuum cleaner, a humidifier, about 30 pair of shoes, a few blankets, some pillows (he loves the stuffing), and a variety of other things. He does very much enjoy a toilet paper ticker parade if he can get a hold of a roll to run around with. PLEASE KEEP IN MIND•À%BD'•À%BD|none of these behaviors are at all his fault. He is just a puppy, and has not gotten the time, attention, exercise, or training that he needs. He is VERY sweet, and exceptionally smart. And even with the very small amount of time I have with him, has already made a tremendous amount of progress. With the right person, and the right amount of love, time, and training•À%BD'•À%BD|I am more than certain he will make an excellent companion. I am only sharing these behaviors because you should know the level of training that he needs. But to be clear, he is NOT a bad dog. And he does have a pretty adorable little face.