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Stoop: Beautiful pit needs strong role model to save his life

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According to Facebook: Greenville County Pet Rescue, this beauty is running out of time at the high-kill upstate shelter. More information can be found on this Facebook thread.

The shelter in Greenville, South Carolina is full. This sweet baby may only have a few days left. Since Stoop is heartworm negative, he's available for adoption, as well as rescue.

NAME: Stoop
ANIMAL ID: 22561753
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BREED: pit
SEX: male
EST. AGE: 4 yr
Est Weight: 68.4 lbs
Health: appears healthy- hw neg
Temperament: dog friendly, people friendly.
ADDITIONAL INFO: very strong, very sweet loves everyone
We have some great info on Stoop... who likes to be called "Moose" ...Very active, playful, loves attention (especially belly rubs) housetrained, crate-trained. Likes children and cats. He needs to be an inside dog, but be able to play outside. He is very quiet, likes water, squeaky toys,. He is a very strong puller so will need training on the leash. He needs a playmate as he has some separation anxiety.

Message from foster describes the type of home Stoop needs.

"He seems to think all female dogs want his love and he places his cheek to other male dogs, but is easily corrected. Does not snap, not even food aggressive with one of my less friendly fosters. He is a puppy, maybe a year old (not sure who listed his as older) and displays behavior consistent with a dog that has not been taught manners. He will counter surf, pulls terribly on a leash and can jump a three foot fence. It took him a week to notice my cat, when he tried to be friends with her, she hooked him 3-4x and he did not approach her again. He walks around kids (she's two) but when he wrestles with other dogs he no longer as careful not to bump into people, even little ones. Resists bath time, but only at first, then he surrenders to a good scrubbing. Yes, good all around, just keep in mind he is a very powerful and energetic baby. I am a solid 145lbs and am very familiar with handling large dogs and even with a prong collar, I struggled to hold onto him when he decided to run down the deck stairs. Just go meet him. He will be so excited to see you, you will have to take him home. He is desperate for approval and when you love on him, he will love you even more."

If you can find it in your heart to save this baby, please contact Greenville County Animal Care Services by email at petrescue@greenvillecounty.org. Be sure to put the pet name and ID in the subject line of your email.

Please share this article with friends in rescue, foster or who are looking to adopt a special pet. Social media has saved millions of shelter pets. Let's do our part to be sure this baby gets the chance at a forever home.

Greenville County Pet Rescue on Facebook does an excellent job in listing dogs and cats in their care. Not only does the shelter take in strays and owner surrenders from the Greenville area, they also take in cats and dogs brought in by Spartanburg.

Greenville County Animal Care Services isn't allowed to turn an animal away for lack of space. This alone puts a cat or dog in danger, especially if it's an owner surrender, meaning the holding period as required by law doesn't apply.

The total number of dogs and cats taken into their facility runs around 20,000 per year. The heaviest turn-in period for cats is during kitten season.

When the shelter is full, dogs and cats may die, simply for lack of room to house them until a rescue or adoption can take place. It doesn't matter what age, as even puppies and kittens are at risk of being killed when there's nowhere to put them.

You can be part of the solution by having your cat or dog spayed or neutered, or by adopting from the shelter.

Not sure whether you want the responsibility of a pet? Then apply to foster a deserving dog or cat until a forever home can be found. Contact the shelter for more information on their foster programs.

If you can't help a cat or dog by offering a loving home, you can sponsor an animal by clicking here. This enables a rescue to save the pet without any out of pocket expenses to the shelter.

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