Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Meet DJ!

This handsome boy has been waiting for a forever home for quite some time now and we just can't understand why!

Here's what his wonderful foster family is saying about him:

Living with DJ has been one of our most fun and hilarious fostering experiences to date. He has one of the best bully smiles around and is just a wee guy who weighs in at around 45 pounds. His relaxed and easy-going nature allows him to quickly settle into new routines, and his goofiness is guaranteed to make you laugh every day. In the mornings, he wakes up and enthusiastically finds one of his toys for a quick tug or fetch session before breakfast. He is completely housetrained and displays no separation anxiety when left alone for the work day. Though he currently lives in a house, he could easily live in a condo or apartment too since he rarely barks or whines. During the day when his people are at work or school, he will sleep quietly on his bed or the couch while he waits for you to come home. You will quickly discover that there is no better way to end your work day than to be happily greeted at your door by DJ with a toy in his mouth and a waggy tail.

DJ has amazing leash manners- he keeps a good pace with whoever is walking him and, as long as his personal space is respected, displays no reactivity towards dogs he sees while out and about. Cats and squirrels are a bit more exciting, but he is very easily redirected. The obedience commands are no problem for DJ: he's got sit, down, stay, and come down pat, and he even knows some fun extra tricks like shake, high five, give kisses, and speak.

Now that it's getting colder outside, DJ really enjoys spending his evenings cuddled up on the couch with his foster parents. In the warmer months, swimming is one of DJ's FAVOURITE things to do. When he knows the beach is near, he will begin walking faster and faster until he is close enough to launch himself into the water. He will fetch sticks and balls for you as long as you'll let him. In addition to swimming, DJ enjoys sunbathing, rolling in the grass, going for long walks, and playing tug. He has also shown us how much he enjoys playing soccer in our yard and catching those pesky bugs that manage to fly through open windows in the summer. Like most pit bulls, he especially enjoys a good zoomie session.

Though DJ is very laid-back and affectionate with humans, he does not enjoy the company of cats or other dogs. He simply does not think other animals make for good playmates or friends. He will need a forever home who is able to help him feel safe from unwanted interactions with other dogs and who will help him maintain his "bubble" of personal space. He will also need to remain the only animal in his house and is not a good candidate for off-leash dog parks or daycares. This does not affect his quality of life in the slightest. He is very happy to hang out at home with his toys while his family is out, and gets all the mental and physical stimulation he needs (both indoors and outside) with his human companions. As well, because he typically ignores other dogs as long as his personal space bubble is respected, he is more than capable of going for on-leash walks with other dogs.

We truly appreciate the opportunity to have had DJ with us, and his forever home will be lucky to have him. Be prepared for a lifetime of love, laughs, cuddles and play time!
If you are interested in adopting DJ, please email us at bullybuddies@gmail.com!

Many thanks to his foster parents and Sam Chua Photography for the lovely pictures!