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In shelter Dog

New Orleans, LA, 70124
Pet name:
Pit Bull Terrier
Gray / Blue / Silver
Coat length:
Piggy has been through one of the worst acts of cruelty we can imagine towards an animal. At the end of January, after weeks of wandering around an area, Piggy reappeared in a woman’s yard, swollen and barely able to muster the strength to move. Her face was swollen and bloody and no one had any clue what happened to her. 
Take Paws Rescue took Piggy in and got her transported directly to an emergency vet. After her swelling would not recede, x-rays confirmed our worst fears; Piggy was shot with a shotgun through her right eye. She is a survivor.
In less than a month Piggy went through so much change. Ultimately she lost her eye and also had an invasive surgery to remove countless rocks from her stomach. She was starving and eating them. Despite it all she has come out happy, playful, and is so, so loving. Her spirit is amazing. She loves people and greets them with tail wags and wants all the pets in the world. She has shown no good aggression towards her humans and is insanely good motivated. She is stubborn and hard headed, but she has mastered sit and is doing better with it with treats involved!
Piggy is house and kennel trained. She sometimes has an accident if you don’t catch her signals, but if brought outside she knows what to do. She does prefer to be the only animal in the home, no dogs or cats. We would love to see her find a home that invests time and effort into loving and understanding her. After going through so much trauma she is insecure around other animals, understandably. 
Piggy lives for squeaky toys and is a master at fetch. But, one of her favorite past times is snuggling on the couch and excitably rolling around because she just loves you so much! She is good in the tub for her bath, rides well in the car despite her subtle nerves, and walks well on a leash. She is very easy to redirect and takes corrections well when on walks and overall. Ultimately, she is so eager to please and be loved. We want nothing more than that for her.
Piggy is now up to date on vaccines, microchipped and has begun her heartworm treatment which is covered by the rescue. After her treatment she will be able to be spayed and will need some front teeth pulled that have been broken, likely from eating rocks and trying to survive. Then, finally, she will be healthier than she likely ever has been before. We hope that sometime along the way we can find her the forever home she has always deserved. 


If you are interested in meeting and/or adopting, the first step is to please visit our website to complete an application and read all of our FAQs: 

**Please do not use the "Introduce Yourself" feature. The information needed to determine if you might be a match for one of our animals can only be found on our application. An inquiry, question, or introduction through Petfinder is NOT an application. All known details about our animals are posted on their profile and updated daily. Other info would be discussed in detail with the foster during the application review process. Due to the number of introductions/questions received (hundreds daily) we ask you submit an application on our website (that application can be used for any dog with Take Paws Rescue).

The adoption fee for adult dogs covers age appropriate vaccinations, microchip, spay/neuter if not yet performed, heartworm test & appropriate heartworm treatment by the rescues vet. All dogs in our care are also kept up-to-date on HW/Flea Prevention. Please see our website for more information.

2022 Adoption Fee Scale for non-benefactor animals:
Puppies under 12 months - $350
Dogs over 12 months - $250

*Take Paws Rescue saves dogs from high-kill shelters in Southeast Louisiana, owner surrenders, and discarded dogs with uncertain futures. All of our animals live in foster homes where they are socialized, and well cared for. An application will be required to make sure it’s the perfect match!

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*Any breed labels used by Take Paws Rescue, its employees/volunteers, or on vet records provided cannot be guaranteed.  Breed labels are given based on information obtained during intake and/or best guesses based on appearance and/or temperament of the dogs and Take Paws Rescue gives no assurance to the accuracy of these labels. Labels are necessary for postings to many animal networking sites, such as Pet Finder, and are no way a guarantee. Additionally, exact age and potential size cannot be guaranteed.


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