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I don't know if anyone remembers, but a while back I posted about how Jason the pit bull had stolen my heart. Well I get a call from my friend today and he says he's being kicked out of his house, and he asks me to take Jason for him temporarily. I agree, and we go to pick him up and he's in terrible shape! :x He's thin (as in you can see his spine quite clearly to the point of being able to count his vertebrae) and he was nearly hanging himself because he was tied inside of a fence and he'd climbed over it and was stuck semi hanging from it. So we immediately brought him home with us, but as much as I don't like having dogs housed outdoors, he's an intact male and two of my gramma's dogs are in heat. So he's outside for now. I'm only supposed to have him temporarily, but I really don't think I want my friend to have this beautiful boy back. At least not without being sure he's going to provide at least BASIC care for Jason, because the only way he's in the shape he's in now is because of lack of care. Needless to say I'm extremely upset, he's just a sweet loving boy he deserves much better than he was being provided.

I might add that he's a great ambassador for his breed. He's the biggest snuggle bug, good with other dogs, obedient, and is great with kids/babies.
 

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Thank you for helping him! Sounds like a great boy. I don't think I'd be able to return a dog to the household if I brought him home in that condition.
 

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He's fantastic. I just feel bad that he has to be outside, but with two femals in heat inside, it would just never work. On the bright side, he had a good meal and clean water and was then given time to settle in. After dinner we took him and Upendi for a walk together to introduce them. He wasn't too sure about her, but in his defense she was trying to dominate him ALOT and he handled it like a gentleman. We just got back and I gave him some more fresh water and a bit more food and left him to relax for the night. Tomorrow more walking and a bath (if it's warm enough that is).

Here's Jason in his prime:
 

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you love him and obviously they dont ... please keep him .... you sound like you would be so much better for him
I honestly don't think he's ever going to ask for him back. Which would suit me just fine. :)
 

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that is good ... but, have them put it in writting .... you wouldnt want to train, fall in love with the precious pooch and have someone take him from you
Oh trust me, I'm already in love with him. ;) I stayed with my friend before and fell in love with Jason then. Unfortunately I even bring up me keeping me right now all he's going to do is find some where else to put him, where I can guarantee he won't get the care he does here.
 

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that is good ... but, have them put it in writting .... you wouldnt want to train, fall in love with the precious pooch and have someone take him from you
i would really love to see pics after you have him for a month ... bet he fills out and is happy .... he looks so sad right now .... did they have any other pets? maybe his favorite toy was left behind

Oh trust me, I'm already in love with him. ;) I stayed with my friend before and fell in love with Jason then. Unfortunately I even bring up me keeping me right now all he's going to do is find some where else to put him, where I can guarantee he won't get the care he does here.
ok maybe its me ... but i really did not understand your last message ... so 'Jason' is the precious pooch? and you can not keep him where you are at?
 

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Oh you're confused, that's back when he was actually being cared for. He was just tired in that picture. He's actually outdoors at my house because he's intact and we have two females in heat in the house. I'll get some pictures tomorrow to show you what he looks like now as compared to the picture I posted previously.

i would really love to see pics after you have him for a month ... bet he fills out and is happy .... he looks so sad right now .... did they have any other pets? maybe his favorite toy was left behind



ok maybe its me ... but i really did not understand your last message ... so 'Jason' is the precious pooch? and you can not keep him where you are at?
Yes Jason is the pup. And yes I can keep him where I am for now. I'm talking about his technical owner, my friend moving him from my house if I mention keeping him permanently. Basically I'm worried my friend won't let him stay with me if I mention keeping him just yet. We just picked him up today.
 

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ok that would explain why he looks kinda sad .... females in heat and not able to get to them .... LOL... i am glad you are caring for him now .... sounds like it will be a good thing ..... yes, i would love to see pics ....
 

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The plan is to get him on a good diet, start giving him daily walks, and lots of love. :)
 

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We have him on eagle pack dry with a bit of canned mixed in, but I'm always open to suggestions.
 

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my pups i feed them NUTRA NATURAL ... dry and my 12 year old dog i feed that along with NUTRA NATURAL canned (sensitive digestion) .... puppy is on NUTRA NATURAL for large breed puppies (dry only) he gets pleanty training snacks .... and my cats get the nutra as well .... i never feed my dogs table scraps and they do not beg at the table .... or get into food stuff that is not theirs .... after extensive research on dog foods i found nutra has none of the preservatives or dyes or powders that a lot of critters have problems digesting .... my golden retriever lived to be 17 years old and average life of a large dog is 11 years .... so, i must be doing something right .... < Jazz 17 year old golden retriever (RIP), Snickers 12 year old lab/collie, Nika 8 week old lab
 

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walk him and look into clicker training .... it is awesome ....my 8 week old puppy already knows ... sit, stay (for a short time), leave it, get it (as in fetch) , come, lay down, high five, and touch( touches her nose on the palm of my hand/s

but most of all, love him .... he is beautiful
 

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walk him and look into clicker training .... it is awesome ....my 8 week old puppy already knows ... sit, stay (for a short time), leave it, get it (as in fetch) , come, lay down, high five, and touch( touches her nose on the palm of my hand/s

but most of all, love him .... he is beautiful
He's already well behaved, his recall is quite near 100%, he knows sit, down, stay, chill out, leave it, etc. He's a well trained dog.
 

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He's a beautiful dog. I feel so bad for him. I hope at some point you are able to keep him. :(

Eagle Pack is great food...one of the best in my opinion. Uallis was on that for quite awhile as a pup and did WONDERFUL on it. He would still be on it now but we can't buy it locally and always ordering online wasn't practical...but it really is good food.
 

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I'm hoping so too, if I have him for a long enough period I'm going to neuter him and bring him in. I love eagle pack, I had the hardest time finding a food Upendi would eat and do well on. Well she's been on eagle pack for almost two months now and she's doing fantastic. :) Luckily we have a place locally that sells it.
 
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