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LouieRescue Me ID: 20-06-29-00144

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About Louie

Pit Bull mix
Age: Senior
Sex: Male

WOULD YOU HELP ME FIND SOMEONE TO LOVE ME? Meet this adorable senior, Louie! Louie was brought in to the Babylon Animal Shelter in January of 2020 after being found as a stray. He looked like a dog that had been living his life outside and was extremely nervous and timid. He had a few masses on his body, which were immediately removed. He is now a healthy senior who has really come around and become a very confident dog. Louie is about 8-10 years young, has a fabulous personality and loves every person he meets! He knows many of his basic commands, loves walks, playing with stuffed toys and jolly balls. Louie is truly the sweetest most loving boy and so worth the effort! What makes this handsome senior a difficult to adopt dog? Besides being a senior, he does have some pretty bad guarding issues over food and toys which is the only reason he is still at the shelter. Although he has had some interest, once people hear about his guarding issues they seem to be afraid of taking him home and they just walk away. Please DO NOT allow the fact that Louie is protective of his food and toys prevent you from adopting him, or any dog with this issue! We have discussed resource guarding in many articles before and this is an issue that is manageable given love, training, patience, persistence and commitment. Realize that it is not all about the food, toys, it's about the relationship, the trust. Although we have no idea what Louie's life was like before being found as a stray, he did look as though he had been living outside for a long time. His guarding issues are totally natural and manageable; we just need to find that special family that will understand his needs and give him the time he needs to trust. The best home for Louie is one with a savvy, experienced individual/family who has experience with guarding issues. Due to his guarding issues the shelter is recommending an adult only household and a home without any other pets; no dogs, no cats. Patient individuals who are committed to him and will put in the time needed to gain his trust. A nice quiet home would be best, with not a lot of people traffic going in and out. A loving family that will give him the time he needs to decompress, and adjust to home life. Louie would love a home where he can kick off his leash, relax his paws, and snuggle in to a warm cozy bed while watching your favorite TV show or just a quiet moment gazing at the stars. He really doesn't ask for much, at his age all he wants is to be loved. Louie deserves a chance to live out his later years in a loving environment and not behind shelter walls. You and Louie will share companionship, friendship, and a special relationship that grows stronger because of the knowledge that you have given an older dog a second chance at life. Will you make his wish come true? Will you open your heart, will you take him home? **Photo Credit: Photos & Vacations by MFK**

Suffolk County
Amityville, New York 11701


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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