It's been a really hard decision to give our boy up. He deserves better than we can currently offer due to our 2 small children (see below). He is treat motivated and knows commands to sit, wait, heel, and go to bed. He's playful, loves to cuddle, and is fully house trained. He is ~4yo and ~40lb. He hasn't spent time in a crate or with cats/other animals. We rescued in April 2020 and think he spent time as a stray. He was heart worm positive and very skinny. He requires a home without young children but seems fine with older kids. He's nipped our son a few times since we have had him. He has learned to calm down around him and most often will growl as a warning. He has made real progress on this front. Recently though, he got his hand when my son was picking up a ball during fetch. Another time during tug he let go of the rope and lunged at, and connected with, our son's face. All instances were surface wounds treated with ice and a band aid but the fact that they came without a warning or being provoked make us uncomfortable. He is anxious around our newborn when he cries and has recently tried to nip his hand and run like he would go after a vacuum cleaner. He is very dog selective. It boils down to whether he is in our house or outside it. In our home, he's good 99% of the time. Outside the home or on leash, he's aggressive. He used to rip his paws bloody trying to get to another dog when on leash but has come a long way and now just barks and pulls. He's never had an issue with our older dog (also pit). We foster a lot and just put his muzzle on for the first 20 minutes or so to allow acclimation. We have fostered everything from larger, un-neutered dogs to a puppy, and never had an issue at home although he gets along best with smaller female dogs or dogs who are more submissive. He's very playful in home. He bit a neighbors dog (a much larger male Doberman) when in their yard with no growl or other warning sign. That dog needed stitches on his jowl but he was ok otherwise. He pushes through doors and once burst through our not fully latched front storm door and caused minor damage to the ear of a dog walking across the street before the owner was able to pick him up. He's broken through screen doors in the past to get what he wants but usually responds when called. With a newborn in the house and and active toddler who's uncomfortable around him, we need to find him a home where he can thrive. We've reached out to our local shelter and the rescue we got him from. They're unable to take him because his behavior and they're at max capacity. He doesn't like water and would break out and chew his hind quarters the first few months. We have not been able to give him a bath since we figured out that was the cause of his hives. We verified it wasn't his flea meds or the shampoo and haven't tried medication to correct. We used to need to muzzle him when we left the house because he would try to get to any food possible including trash but now we put the trash elsewhere and he does fine. He needs more than we can provide for him like a backyard so he has a safe environment to exercise in. He loves being outdoors and is very playful in house with our other dog and the fosters we take in, but outside our house it is not the same. We cannot take him to the dog park due to his aggression towards dogs outside our home. Please help us give this boy a chance. Look at that face! If it sounds like you could be his forever home, please reach out to us! We have more pictures and would love to meet you to see if it is a great match. A small re-homing fee is required to make sure he goes to a good home.