Hockey’s hair has grown back nicely and he continues to heal from his bout with demodex mange. He’s quite the stunner and seems to know it (he’s a bit of a ham!!). His feet still have a swollen appearance but have been healing nicely. They will never be ‘normal’ but are still quite cute with their ‘saucer-like’ appearance. Hockey is starting to fill in and will probably reach about 65 pounds when fully mature. He’s a big boy for an AmStaff. His energy level has picked up now that he feels better and his natural puppy curiosity is still on overload. Here is a quick video of him playing with a toy: http://youtu.be/tS2VHjWMS8Y. He is crate trained and mostly housebroken. He does still have a few accidents as we rush him to the door to go potty but he’s learning how to tell us he needs to go out. He does not soil his crate, but still only does about 4 hours at a time in the crate as his foster mom comes home at lunch to let him out. He is starting an obedience class with his foster mom and is doing great. Hockey loves going class (mainly for all the yummy treats and one-on-one attention)! He has had a bad start, but IDR+ vows to give him a better future. Statistics show that only one out of every 600 pit bulls in shelters get a chance to be adopted. Hockey was one of hundreds of pits at Chicago Animal Control, and we just couldn’t leave him there. Email Erin at email@example.com for more information about Hockey.
* William Buchanan donates specially to help IDR+ with Hockey’s vaccinations. Thanks WIlliam! Hockey is quite a special guy and now that he is on the mend, preventive care is particularly important to keeping him healthy.
* Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control
*A donation for Hockey’s food and medications has been made by Mary Ann Porucznik in memory of James Douglas