Hi, My name is Eliott!
I am just 1 year old, neutered, up to date on my shots and perfectly house trained. I am a super handsome mix of English Pointer and American Pitbull Terrier. I am like a ray of sunshine with four paws. I love everyone, including cats! I live in New York City, but would be delighted to relocate to rural New York, New Jersey, Long Island or Connecticut.
My favorite place is the dog park, where I get along very well with my doggie friends. I am a lover, not a fighter. I love to be active when the opportunity presents itself, but I am also a big fan of cuddling up on the couch and watching TV with my favorite human.
I would love to find my forever home with a family with kids and a nice, big back yard to play in. I am the perfect family dog – I just need to find the perfect family!Please offer me a home today.[button link=”https://petprosservices.com/adopt/” size=”large” variation=”hotpink” align=”center”]Apply to Adopt Me Here![/button]
Adoption/Rehoming Fee: $75
All About Eliott[one_half] Name of Pet: Eliott
Location: New York, NY, 10027
Type of Pet: Dog
Breed of Pet: Pitbull English Pointer
Sex of Pet: Male[/one_half] [one_half_last]
Age of Pet: 1 year
Health Problems: No
Up To Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Gets along with cats: Yes
Gets along with dogs: Yes
Accessories Included: Dog kennel, indestructible dog kennel mat, lease, collar, gentle leader, body harness, two dog coats (he’s not very cold resilient), a months supply of kibble and wet dog food, a food bin, a small army of toys (ropes, bones, plush, balls), training treats, and a box of various little accessories and medicines that could come in handy.
Eliott is an obscenely happy dog. You see it eyes light up and his whole body wags from side to side when you come home. He’s a clown and just wants you to play with him. He loves everyone. From the first moment you engage him, he’ll be your best friend, whether you are human, dog or cat. He’ll take take off like a rocket at the dog park and play for hours on end with any other dog who can keep up with him. But he’s also very intelligent to other dogs emotions, he knows when to back off or let the other dog take a rest. He’s never been aggressive towards other dogs. Or cats for that matter. Although he does incessantly follow our cat around the house, or prod at him with his nose, he’s never hurt him. For all the energy he spends when he gets out to exercise he can be really lazy in the house, and would love nothing more than to curl up to you on couch and put his head in your lap. He’s a great cuddle pup! He’s incredibly smart, he picks up on patterns and commands very quickly. He can be hard headed at times and needs his human to be a firm and consistent with his obedience. Overall he is a beautiful, loving and energetic soul.
Eliott’s Current Home Environment
We live in a crowded Manhattan apartment. He lives with 6 humans and a cat. However despite having so many people living here, the house is often empty. He often only has his toys and the cat to keep him company. I try to get him out once a day for a run or an hour at the dog park.
Eliott’s Current Family:
Like I said we I live with 5 other roommates, 1 of them being my sister. She has helped a great deal with Eliott, especially morning walks when I am at work, however she leaves for work in the late morning and Eliott is alone till late afternoon. While my other roommates mostly keep to themselves, so while they like Eliott, they try to not have much to do with him.
Eliott’s Favorite Toys, Foods, Activities?
All of Eliotts toys are his favorite toys. Especially the plastic ball that despenses kibble and treats as he pushes it around. Cattle bones and antlers are great treats for him to chew on. As for food we feed him Taste of the Wild Puppy Food. He is sensitive to chicken and grain and after trying several foods, this one seems to agree with his stomach. Soon he’ll be of the age to transition into an adult dog food, but I would recommend staying with Taste of the Wild.
The dog park is Eliotts favorite activity. Hands down. He loves to chase and romp with other dogs. Nothing is better.
Why is Eliott Being Rehomed?
I fell in love with dog while volunteering at a shelter. At the time I had the time to dedicate to his training and exercise. However my responsibilities at work have increased, and will double again this summer as my co-manager I run our business with will be leaving and I will taking on her duties. There is also a chance I will be going to study abroad in the next year. Simply I feel like my situation has quickly changed in ways I had not anticipated. I thought that I could provide Eliott with more of my time when I adopted him, but know now that he deserves more.
His biggest challenge in training has been house breaking. I know in his previous “home” he spent his early puppy-hood locked up in a crate. He was forced to defecate where he slept. This made house breaking a challenge right off the bat. He still struggles with this, mostly while he is left alone and I feel like it is tied to a kind of separation anxiety. My schedule has not allowed me to be consistent enough with his walk schedule to break this habit and I can’t afford to hire a dog walker everyday. His peeing in the apartment has also caused a lot of frustration with my roommates and damage to the floor I have to pay to have refinished.
It breaks my heart to give him up. But I know he deserves better. I thought I could provide him with everything he needs, but I need to swallow my pride and admit I can’t, if he is to have a chance at reaching his full potential. Putting him in a shelter is not an option. He deserves a good home, hopefully with a doggy friend and a backyard, and I want to ensure that he goes to the perfect home.
Eliott’s Perfect Adoptive Home Will Be:
As I stated above, I think two things that would make a huge difference in his doggy life would be a canine companion and a back yard. Watching how happy he is playing with other dogs is such a beautiful thing, I would love for him to go to a home with at least one playmate. He would do best with another medium sized high energy dog, so they could wear each other out. I also think having access to an outside area would make all the difference in his house breaking. If he were to live in another apartment, I would not want his new humans to have any disillusion about the challenge of house breaking him. Most of all he needs consistency in his training. Something I have not been able to provide. He knows his commands well and walks well on a leash (except he pulls once he knows he’s en route to the dog park), however he needs to be with someone who has experience with training dogs to take his obedience to the next level. With enough patience, consistence and love he will flourish.