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In shelter Dog

New Orleans, LA, 70124
Pet name:
Pit Bull Terrier
Coat length:
Punkin is an adorable pitbull mix who was born in Florida on June 18, 2020. 
He was the only one in the litter born with carpal flexural deformity. The first vet who saw him in FL recommended euthanizing him because his first owner didn’t have the time or the money to invest in him. 
Punkin is a special boy who loves giving kisses and being next to you. He had part of one front leg amputated because it had no growth plate. He is quick with running around regardless of his legs. He uses his back legs with jumping up or getting down from the sofa. 
He is a fearless boy who loves everyone he meets!
He is great with other dogs and just wants to be by them. He is good with potty training. He’s a pretty calm puppy unless he is wanting to play with other dogs. He’s good on car rides and is not destructive so he is not in his crate except to be fed. He is very treat motivated. 
Punkin is expected to be in the larger side of the medium size range when full grown. 

Please note: as with most rescue puppies, we have no way to guarantee this puppy’s breed or size potential. 


 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: 

**An inquiry/question on 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 inquires received (hundreds daily) we ask you submit an application on our website (a single application can be used for any dog with Take Paws Rescue).

The adoption fee for puppies covers initial deworming,  puppy vaccinations, microchip, and spay/neuter at the rescues approved vet at 6 months of age. Please see our website for more information.

For additional information, including the adoption process and our adoption fee scale for all our adoptable pets, see our FAQs page:

*Take Paws Rescue saves dogs from high-kill shelters in Southeast Louisiana, owner surrenders, and discarded dogs with uncertain futures. All of our puppies 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!

**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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  1. American Humane Association
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  3. American Veterinary Medical Association
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