This glorious velvet hippo is Special! This roughly 11 year old, 69 pound, Pittie mix more than lives up to his name!
Special is a fantastic fella looking for a mellow home to spend his golden years in. He’s been a little overwhelmed at our shelter (who can blame him!) but overall he’s an incredibly sweet boy. He’s very treat motivated and will happily show you how well he knows tons of tricks in exchange for a delicious morsel! Special knows how to sit, shake, lay down, roll over, twirl, jump up on things, come, and stay! He’s quite the smarty pants and maybe a little bit of a show off. ☺️
Special is also great at fetch and will run around our yard with a soft toy in his mouth quite contentedly. He’s very polite and usually drops the toy quickly. Special really likes playing with bubbles too! He jumps around like a pup half his age when the bubble gun comes out! It’s amazingly adorable! When it’s time to mellow out, Special loves a good bully stick or hard chew to work at. He will curl up in his bed and munch away for hours.
Special has good leash skills and loves going for long leisurely walks. Nothing goes unsnuffed when this curious boy is out and about! He still has good energy and would definitely make a good walking buddy. Special has let us know that he isn’t a fan of other pups, though. So he will need to be walked in quieter areas where there aren’t lots of other dogs out walking or behind fences in front yards. Special has been loving with the people he has met, but is a little shy at first. Once he warms up to you he’ll be leaning in for head pats and kisses! We recommend a home with no younger children for this beautiful beefy boy, he prefers a calm environment. No other pets in the home for him as well, he prefers to be the king of his castle and be the only one basking in your love! Backyards and breed experience are both definitely pluses!
Think you can give stupendous Special the wonderful home he deserves? Fill out an application below to make this handsome ham a part of your life! (CA)