Phone number: 631.897.9827
Pet’s Location: 94903
Pet’s Species: Dog
Pet’s Name: Baloo
Pet’s Breed: Pitt Mix
Pet’s Color: White
Pet’s Weight/Size 60 pounds
Pet’s Age: 1 year
Pet’s Sex: Male
Spayed/neutered: Yes
Microchip: Yes
About the animal:

We adopted our sweetheart of a Pit Bull puppy mix, Baloo, from a litter posted on Craigslist when he was 2 months old in December. Baloo was supposed to be a small lab mix, but turned into a big ol’ Pitty mix. He and our other pup Butterscotch have been best friends since he came home at 6 lbs. Unfortunately we were not expecting him to get this big (already 60 lbs. at 1 year) and Butterscotch has had surgeries on both knees and is only getting older. He will not be a good long-term fit for our home. Baloo is an amazing pooch and we adore him. He’s a sensitive little guy who will curl up in your lap (does not matter that he no longer fits!) and at your feet whenever possible. He and his sister are really affectionate- most people call it “kisses” but we know the truth (it is more “hmmm… what food bits do you have in YOUR teeth today?”) 😉 He is both house trained and crate trained, he is fixed, microchipped and all his shots are up to date. He has attended Petco and Marin Humane puppy training series classes, is smart and easily trainable (with treats of course!) has “posses” of pups and people at our local parks that he loves to play with, has a lot of puppy energy and is SUCH an adorable cuddle-bug. He follows us around the house- he really loves to be around his “people.” Because Baloo is more on the sensitive/submissive side he will adjust much better and thrive in a more calm, structured living environment. We love him SO much and want to find him a wonderful new home soon.
Stranger anxiety developed about a month ago. We hired a private trainer to help us with curbing the anxious and fearful behavior, and it has pretty much been extinguished at this point. Our vet, trainers, teachers at Marin Humane and dog sitter/walker all think this was part of his adolescent phase.
Baloo has gone through the following formal training:
Petco Positive Puppy Training- 6 weeks
Marin Humane Family Dog 101- 6 weeks
Marin Humane Family Dog 201- 6 weeks
Private, In-Home Training- 1 month