I HAVE BEEN RESCUED! IN THREE HOURS. WAY TO GO DEBORAH AND HER LOYAL GROUP OF GOOD CITIZEN CANINES!
A friend of mine recently rescued a stray pit bull/lab mix, but found it too much for her apartment. I have some space and time (a yard and a bit of vacation left) plus I'm a sucker, so I have taken him in for now.
Diego is eager to please and very loving. He is also very active. Diego is still young, and learning quickly what is acceptable and what is off-limits (jumping, furniture, dining table, begging, my bedroom, etc).
He has a GREAT personality. After 24 hours in my house, he appears to be housebroken and not destructive, even when left alone. Right now he would like to play, but is patiently napping. He will be fixed as of next week.
Because Diego has energy, he needs regular exercise and obedience training- it's not very complicated, it just takes time, and it will really pay off. This dog has beautiful coloring and is quite intelligent (as well as being ridiculously funny)-
I wish I could keep him, but my schedule is too busy and only one of my cats has the gumption to stand up for himself (the other is a chronic scaredy cat and spent the night hiding under a bush in the neighbor's yard waiting for the beast to go away).
I'd be happy to speak with any interested parties- the sooner the better.
BTW the public perception of pits- based largely on the mishaps of abused or badly trained/bred animals in my opinion- is unfortunate but it is the owner not the dog that should be responsible. Please spread the word among your networks. Many common questions about the breed can be answered here: Pit Bull Rescue Central