Due to unforseen circumstances, these two beautiful babies need a new home. They have a very special bond and have been together over a year. Nelly is an alpha and very selective with the dogs she likes. Apollo, on the other hand, is a follower and very easy going. Below is descriptions of each from their currnet owner. Please reach out to us through email or our Facebook page.Thank you!!
Nelly, 3.5 year old, spayed 60lb female rescue pitty from One of A Kind Rescue in Akron, OH. Upon adoption, Nelly was 10 weeks postpartum to a little of 6 puppies. Nelly has many nicknames including Nelly Bean, Nelly Belly or just Bean. In the year that Nelly was an only child, I found that she was very protective over me and my other girlfriends, showed aggression toward small dogs on walks after being attacked by one a few weeks after adopting her. We were warned by the adoption agency that she was "severely" aggressive toward black men and men with hats. It was however, disproven as long as proper introductions are made. This is also the same for dogs, under ideal circumstances, Nelly meets and interacts with other (larger) dogs just fine. Nelly is crate trained, knows basic commands such as sit, stay, come, paw and lay down. She is very food driven and still learns quick. Despite this, she is stubborn and has an attitude - she wants to cuddle and be up your ass 24/7. That being said, she is the most cuddly, lovable pit you will ever meet. She is extremely good with kids and infants. She LOVES going for a ride, loves walks, but I have issues controlling her especially when other dogs are walked nearby. She gets either too excited or what I take as aggressive because she puts her hair up and gets very loud. She is no stranger to remote controlled shock collars or muzzles. She does have a bit history with two other dogs. One being a toy yorkie that was snapping ans snarling at her in a park, she snatched it up and immediately let go, leaving a puncture on the dogs neck and with a yellow lab, in which was my fault because the introduction circumstances were less than ideal. Overall, Nelly is an AMAZING dog. She is definitely fit for a loving, cuddly family probably without smaller animals... but she will be there for you when you need her to give kisses and cuddles.
Apollo, 1 year 3 month old, neutered, 70lb, male pitbull/terrier mix. I adopted Apollo as a small puppy from an old high school friend's litter of puppies. I have photos of both parents if you would ever want to see. Apollo has been a rambunctious puppy to potty train and break of chewing. I still have issues with chewing now if he loses his toys under couch, but as long as he has a toy to chew, he is content. Apollo is a ladies man and the biggest, dopiest, sweet heart you will ever meet. He has picked up many mannerisms from Nelly including the cuddles and kisses. Unfortunately, these mannerisms include the monkey see monkey do with showing slight aggression towards other dogs on walks. He has not bitten any other dogs or had altercations. He is really just a big dummy and learns quick. He is food motivated and knows basic commands like Nelly. Apollo is crate trained and gets fed in his crate still with a slow feeder bowl. He began showing mild food aggression toward Nelly and my Dad's dog a few months ago, something I am doing my best to monitor for and mitigate. He is no stranger to the remote controlled shock collar, but I have never muzzled him as I have not felt the need to for any reason. Apollo is not the biggest fan of car rides and can often get queasy if the car is too hot or the road to bumpy/windy/hilly. But when comfortable, makes it just fine the 7 hours to my family farm in NY. Apollo is such a family dog and lover to anyone, especially to those who are willing to give him all the butt scratches.