You guessed it! Puerto Rico Joe is from Puerto Rico! Pali, Rocket Dog Rescue’s founder, found Joe on the street when she was on the island volunteering at a Spayathon. Joe was in bad shape – covered from head to toe with mange. Check out the picture of the two of them together. Pali is passed out from exhaustion after a hard long day of work and Joe is lying right by her side (his favorite place to be is right next to a human or other dog). Pali made arrangements for some local people to care for him and have him sent to us when he was healthy enough to travel… and wow, look at him now!
Joe is probably just about one year old and is 60 lbs of pure puppy! He is very smart and trainable. To say he is treat-motivated would be an understatement! Joe still has some annoying puppy behaviors that he should have broken earlier if he weren’t a stray, but the good news is he is doing well with potty training and is completely crate-trained.
Joe likes to play hard so he would probably do best in a home without small children or gentle dogs who cannot tolerate his energy level. He would do great with dog who is looking for someone to romp with. He would also do well with an active owner and definitely with someone who is committed to his training. (This dog would be amazing on an agility course!)
Joe’s other biggest and most prominent quality is how affectionate he is. In true pittie fashion, Joe likes to play for a little while but prefers to spend most of his time cuddling up next to.. or on top of a human.
If Puerto Rico Joe sounds like the companion you’ve been looking for, please fill out an application and a volunteer will get in touch with you. (MM)