Dog Details

Champion Champion Champion Champion Champion Champion
Champion
American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat)
Medium Adult Male

Available for Adoption

Pet ID # 21-0474

Minneapolis, MN

Organization Contact Info: Underdog Rescue MN P.O. Box 16453 St. Louis Park, MN 55416 inquiries@underdogrescuemn.com https://www.underdogrescuemn.com

Thank you for stopping by to see me!   Please check below to see what upcoming adoption events I will be attending or apply here for a private meeting.  If you have other questions about me you can email Underdog Rescue at <inquiries@underdogrescuemn.com> ***Be sure to check your spam/junk folder as sometimes our emails end up there***


 

Paws

  • DOB: 7/31/2018
  • Requires another dog in home: No, if home a lot
  • Okay with dogs of all sizes: Yes, prefers larger non reactive dogs due to his size and energy
  • Okay with cats: Yes
  • Okay with children under 12 years old: No, unless they have experience with high muscle/strong and energetic dogs
  • Weight: 46 pounds
  • Requires a fenced yard:   No, if continue to work on leash training 
    Note: dogs must always be leashed whenever outside of a contained area.  Invisible/ underground fencing is not recommended for most rescue dogs.

Hello, my name is Champion. I am a highly energetic and strong, young adult male Pit Bull who doesn’t like loud noises or commotion, but I do love to run around the house, play with balls, rubber toys and Kongs, go for leashed walks, eat treats, lounge outside, people watch, and bark about lots of things! Really, I do. When I’m not doing any of that I enjoy a good snuggle session on the couch with my peeps or a relaxing moment to myself on my bed…just me, a bone on which to chew and my thoughts! I have a broken pelvis and the doctor does not recommend surgery at this time, but mom says you’d never know I have a broken pelvis because my zest for life and ability to run, jump and play have not been impacted a bit. That said, my new family should know that even though the doctor does not currently recommend surgery there may be future concerns.

I am always respectful of cats and am good with kids and other dogs but as I mentioned, I am strong…very strong so other dogs should be larger and kids should be older and/or have experience with muscular dogs like me. I would hate to play too rough and accidentally hurt any of them. Additionally, during my walks I tend to get very excited when I see other dogs and will say “hello” to them with some howls, barks, other Pitty noises and even a bit of non-aggressive jumping (not lunging). I admit that my excitement makes them nervous, but I am just so happy to meet everyone that I find it impossible to contain my joy! Foster mom has been excellent about working with me and even took me to dog training to work on some of my behaviors. Foster mom is brilliant, so she would like my Forever Family to be very committed to continuing my training so I can succeed at reducing my reactive behavior. And, I must admit I LOVE it when you tell me what a good boy I am! 

I have no doubt continuing school will benefit me because I am super smart! In fact, not only am I leash, crate and potty trained, I already know a bunch of commands like ‘sit’, ‘down’, ‘stay’, ‘come’, kennel/crate’, ‘wait’, ‘leave it’, ‘outside’, and ‘go potty’! So clearly, I am a prodigy!!

I am an awesome boy who is SOOOO loving! I have an enormous heart that is overflowing with love to share with my new family! I am looking for an active, patient family who will love me unconditionally, NOT give up on me and who will take me on all sorts of new adventures! If that sounds like you then I’m more than ready to come home!! Tons of Love, Champion

Some of our dogs are obtained from commercial breeders where they spent their lives getting comfort from their canine friends. Others have come from various situations where they are lacking confidence in humans. In turn, most require another companion dog in their forever home in order for them to feel safe. If you are interested in a particular dog, and do not currently have a dog residing with you, please understand that your home might not be the right fit for many of our dogs.
 
 

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ADOPTION EVENTS:   

Adoption events are updated as the foster home RSVP's to attend. Check back for updates on which events they will be attending. Please understand that all of our pets are in volunteer foster homes and sometimes "life" happens and the foster family cannot make it to their scheduled adoption event. If you are traveling from a far distance to meet a specific animal, please understand we cannot guarantee event attendance. You may wish to consider applying and setting up a private appointment. Private appointments are only scheduled after an application is submitted and approved.

 

ADOPTION PROCEDURE:

The first step in our process is to complete an online adoption application on our website:
Note: In most circumstances Underdog Rescue will only adopt within 60 miles of Minneapolis, MN. 
All of our foster animals can be seen by appointment with an approved adoption application. Contact us at http://www.underdogrescuemn.com/contact-us/ if you have further questions.

 

FOSTER CARE:

All of our animals are fostered in individual homes or doggie daycare facilities. While they are in our care, they are part of our families and given lots of love. We work on training, crate-training and socialization prior to adoption. Each animal's behavior is evaluated and we have a sense of its temperament and personality. We look for adopters who will give each animal the wonderful life and permanent home that he or she deserves. If you have an interest and ability to be a foster home, please visit our website  www.underdogrescuemn.com/foster-applications  and fill out a foster application.

 

NUTRITION:

Nutrition is vital to the rehabilitation and life-long health of our pets.  All of our foster animals are fed a premium diet such as NutriSource, Canidae, Orijen, Nature's Variety, Fromm, Pure Vita, Stella and Chewy's, Primal, or balanced raw diet.  All adopters are required to continue providing premium diets for the life of the animal.

 

YOU CAN HELP:

Not able to foster or adopt right now? Please consider sponsoring an Underdog. Your donation will help us buy dog food and pay for medical costs. Visit this link  www.underdogrescuemn.com/donate to donate. 
(Please note: A Paypal account is not necessary to use Paypal. When you get to the Paypal page, just use the link to the left of their login to make your donation via Paypal without an account.)