Friday, November 14, 2014

T-Bone the Gentle Giant

This afternoon I was just passing by the kennels to see which dogs still needed to be taken out, and then I saw him, and I almost cried. He was so beautiful! This is T-Bone, aka the most perfect and handsome gentle giant.

At first glance he might seem to have a very intimidating and off-putting appearance. He's a Pit Bull/American Staffordshire Terrier mix, very stocky and muscular, with clipped ears, intense light eyes and a square blockhead with extremely defined cheek bones. But sometimes an appearance is only that! T-Bone is actually the most patient, attentive, gentle, and handsome boy! He looks you right in the eye when you talk to him, he follows your lead when walking (stops when you stop, goes when you go), he's quiet, and he loves to give kisses! T-Bone may not look it, but he is definitely a people pup.

As I was petting and rubbing him, I could feel scars (bite marks? fight marks?) on his face and arms. I was a little surprised and saddened when I discovered these, but these also made me love him more once I thought about it. To have gone through all that he went through (whatever that happened to be) and to come out of it being so sweet and loving? He's truly a perfect pup.

I've been walking and interacting with dogs at the shelter for over a year now, and T-Bone is the first dog I've ever sincerely wanted to take home with me. But alas, fostering and adopting are not yet my calling. So I'm using this time to gush about him while I can, and I hope that this perfect dog goes to his forever home with a family that deserves him soon.

If you're interested in adopting T-Bone, view his profile here and read the shelter's FB post about him.

Update (11/22)- T-Bone got adopted today! Woo-hoo! Good luck in your new home, not-so-tough guy!

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