Baxter is a smart, sweet, loving 4.5 year old, fixed, male Pit Bull / Shar Pei mix who weighs in at 75 pounds. He
has been fully vaccinated.
Baxter adopted us on a camping trip nearly 10 months ago, and was very friendly from the start. We are not
sure how long he was a stray, but in the last year, he has made tremendous growth in many areas needed to
live with people. He is housebroken and enjoys learning new things. Although he can be a bit stubborn at times
he will do anything for a piece of meat or string cheese! He knows sit, down, come, wait, and leave it. He can
also “watch” on command, as well as “touch.” We are currently working on crate training him.
Playing is one of Baxterʼs go-to pastimes, and he can be quite energetic. Tug is one of his favorite games. He
also enjoys fetch, but is still learning to bring the ball back! He loves to go on walks and does best with a
harness. He enjoys going to the dog park and plays well there with dogs of all shapes and sizes.
He is a very loving and people-oriented dog, and doesnʼt like to be by himself. Baxter enjoys cuddling, and will
very happily curl up with you, especially in the evenings. He thinks that he is a lap dog, but he is a bit too big to
fit very well! He absolutely adores belly rubs, and will be your best friend if you give him one.
As a stray, he has a high prey drive and is reactive to small animals, particularly cats. He will do best in a home with other dogs only, and no other pets.
Although he is very much a people dog, and enjoys children, he doesnʼt enjoy being climbed on or bothered
constantly. A home with older children is best for him.
Baxter is also fearful of thunder and wants to be in your lap during storms. He can also be fearful of new
things, but has made tremendous progress in that area and has really learned to trust.
Baxter is a very sweet dog who will make an amazing companion! We are asking for a $25 rehoming fee that
will be donated to a no-kill shelter in our area. We also ask that you submit an application that will be provided
to you to help us place Baxter in the best possible home. We can provide you with his food and water bowls,
extra food, several of his favorite toys, blanket, car harness, collar, and leash, if needed.
Though we have spent 10 months working to dampen his reactivity to cats, he has never warmed to ours,
necessitating a new home. Although we are sad to rehome him, we are excited to be able to provide you an
opportunity to welcome him in as part of your family, while providing the best possible environment for Baxter.
For additional information please contact Jessica by email or call 609-364-7340 (no texts).
We would be willing to drive him to a mutual location.