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Sebec, ME 04481
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Pit Bull Terrier / Pointer / Mixed (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young  : :  Large


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About SPARKY

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Species: Dog
  • General Color: Brindle
  • Color: white / Brindle
  • Ear Type: Droopy
  • Tail Type: Long
  • Location: Sebec ME 04481
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Fence Required: Yes(6 foot)
  • Declawed: No
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: High
  • Grooming Needs: Moderate
  • Shedding Amount: Moderate
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
All of our available animals are located at the rescue in Sebec, Maine. Once approved families are invited to schedule an appointment to come to the rescue to meet and hopefully take home their new forever best friend.
 
SPARKY was saved with his two brothers, Spam and Spick who have since been adopted. SPARKY is neutered,  rabies, core vaccines, de-wormed, monthly preventatives and microchipped. He has an estimated date of birth of 18 February 2021 and on 1 July 2021 weighed 24 pounds.   We cannot say for sure what breed he is, so we expect families to do their own research on his look and size and decide what breed you think he is and if you have the lifestyle suitable for his needs.
 
Sparky was sharing a communal area with his brothers, but since they have been adopted he enjoys the company of a larger communal kennel with varying dogs of different breeds and sizes. He is great with all of them and tones his play to suit the dog he is playing with. Happily rough wrestling with the bigger dogs, yet more gentle play with the smaller dogs and pups. Sparky is very affectionate and goofy. Although he has not had any training he is very responsive and eager to please. Sparky rides great in the car, although does need some training with walking on a leash. He did great at the vets where everyone enjoyed his company and although he does jump up a lot, that is mainly due to being at the rescue and having to compete with his buddies for attention.
 
We are looking for an active family who is familiar with the pit-bull mix breed and who is dedicated to giving this wonderful boy his forever home.
 
SPARKY is deserving of a perfect family that will love him  and give him  all the  he needs, lots of adventures, road trips, socialization to different people, places, animals and eventually play dates with other dogs, but most importantly a family committed to training him , keeping him  happy, healthy and active.
 
All dogs use dog doors to go out and do their business or to enjoy the cool, fresh weather in their dog runs or communal areas. We cannot say if a dog is house-trained, however, we expect families to understand that all dogs need a transition period and accidents could happen and training is most definitely needed.
 
You MUST understand that dogs need time to decompress and adapt to their new environment and home. It is a HUGE transition they make from the kill shelter, being vetted, on transport for 3 days and arriving in Maine where the temperature and such is very different to what they have only known. In rescue there is what is known as the "3 Point Rule" Days 1-3 your dog is stressed, anxious, confused as to where they are now. Weeks 1-3 your dog is adjusting, settling in, learning things. At the 3 month point, your dog understands they are home, and have built up a trusting relationship where they feel loved and secure.
 
The rescue buys food in bulk, by the truck load and there are a variety of brands and flavours. None of the food given is less than a 4* food rating in accordance with dogfoodadvisor.com. There have not been issues with eating any of the varying foods. It is important that you do your research on the ingredients and speak to your vet or a nutritionist on grain vs grain free!
 
ALL dogs are available for adoption for an adoption fee of $550
 
This fee is not negotiable and is used to cover the rescue costs of pulling, vetting, health certificate, transport from Texas, or other locations, countries to Maine, monthly preventatives, supplements, food, general day to day cost of running a brick and mortar rescue and anything else that is needed. 
 
Canadian families must confirm with the border that they are able to cross and have the required vaccines, documentation and anything else needed to enter the US. Also it is important to know that Canadian Customs charge 15% taxes on the adoption when you return into Canada. 
 
If you feel that you have the heart and home to give this precious soul a wonderful life, please go to our website, under the ADOPTION INFO tab, complete, then submit the APPLICATION. Our process takes around 1-2 days, and ensuring your references are aware that we will be calling, could speed up the process. Once you have been approved, we discuss any questions in regards to the dog you are wanting to adopt,  then we can schedule your appointment to come to the rescue in Sebec, Maine for meet/greet/adopt
 
Please do NOT submit an application if you are not looking to take home a new best friend within the next few weeks.
 
 
 
ALL Dogs are LOCATED AT THE RESCUE IN SEBEC, MAINE. We post in various states along the east coast and Canada where we have had lots of successful adoptions to enable more exposure for these beautiful saved souls. Families will need to be prepared to travel to the rescue to meet and take home their new best friend. Sebec is located just outside the towns of Dover-Foxcroft and Milo (approx 8 miles) and approx 45 miles from Bangor. There are also lots of hotels, motels, pet friendly accommodations  and wonderful camp-sites for the more adventurous families and what a great way to get to know your new best friend.

More about SPARKY

Good with Dogs, Good with Kids, Good with Adults, Somewhat vocal, Does Good in the Car, Requires a yard, Likes to play with toys, Playful, Affectionate, Eager To Please, Intelligent, Even-tempered, Gentle, Goofy

SPARKY's brother, SPICK - $300 (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
SPARKY's brother, SPICK - $300 (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
SPARKY's brother, SPAM - $400 (adopted) can also be seen on our website.
SPARKY's brother, SPAM - $400 (adopted) can also be seen on our website.

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