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Joey R Little Guy Black Labrador Retriever & Boxer Mix Pittsburgh, PA

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Black, White / Cream


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Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
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Other dogs, cats.
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Meet Joey R Little Guy

The term perpetual-puppy was created for this dog specifically. His name is Joey, and although our trained staff estimates his age at 2 years old, nobody told him that. A little Peter Pan situation if you will. Joey is still looking to have the amazing puppy days that story books are wrote about- the warmth in the eyes of your someone, the long naps, the praise for learning something new, and the belly rubspuppyhood goodness. So Joey figures, if I look life a big ol puppy, Ill get all the perks of being a lovable puppy. I fully support Joeys plan!

He is a rescue pup so we cannot guarantee breed or age but he is estimated to be 2 years old, possibly a lab mix, and weighs 55 lbs. He is a perfect size! Giving big-dog love in a compact package. We have all heard the stats on adoption rates for black dogs, but our Joey here is not going to be part of that statistic because even though he is black- hes got sparkle! I dont know what it is exactly but he is a charmer! Friendly while also being the cutest touch of shy means he practically melts at your feet. That leads to belly rubs followed by the sweetest kisses with a tongue that I am convinced cant possibly fit inside his mouth (it does, but I am still skeptical of how.)

Joey was introduced to other dogs, a variety of sizes and temperaments, and although he didnt initially know how to dog he opened up and within 10 minutes he was ready to try out running and playing. After that he was a natural! So if you have other dogs, he will fit right in but may take a bit of time for the full-love-fest-friendship to blossom. We all know good things are worth waiting for though! This warm-up isnt something you will need when it comes to people though, whether he has gone without it for too long or is just now experiencing it, touch and praise are his love language. He is so friendly and patiently waits at the feet of any new friend he meets and those eyes of his say it all Love me!

Joey is also cat-tolerant! When introduced to our house cat he was a gentleman, he never attempted to chase and he gave respectful space without being fixated on the cat. With proper and slow introductions, he could easily live with a feline friend.

If you are forcing me to find a place where Joey has room for improvement it would be on leash, but only if you are forcing me. You could take him out on a walk now and feel proud, he just needs some polishing to really shine. Honestly, that polishing is just experience, often rescue dogs have had little to no experience on a leash and it feels weird at first.

You have found yourself one absolutely adorable good-boy! He is available for adoption now, ready and waiting to get home to you!

If you have any questions about Joey or the adoption process or would like us to test him for a specific setting or detail, please be in touch! We can make most anything happen to ensure he is the correct fit for you and your life!

Please email with any questions.


Available for adoption in NV, MT, CO,UT, ID, OR, WA, Canada, and now the East Coast! Our PNW dogs are brought to you in style by a beautiful USDA licensed semi-truck, equipped with air conditioning for comfort, two drivers, and 2 onboard attendants providing 24 hour care. Our East Coast route will travel in a private, air conditioned 3LP-run van transport.

Pick up day is unforgettable! You will get to follow along on their journey through a private FB Event page, where you will see photos, have the opportunity to connect with other adopters, and receive updates and constant communication along the way. One of our Adoption Coordinators can help to find the closest transport pick up location to you!

The adoption fee is $800 and includes all vetting: DAPP (2 to 4 depending on age and time in the program), Bordetella, Rabies vaccine (if old enough), multiple broad spectrum deworming treatments, spay/neuter, flea prevention, 2 months of heartworm preventative, extended medical such as dentals, eye surgeries, and orthopedic surgeries prior to adoption when suggested by our partner vets, a microchip with free lifetime registration, a high quality nylon Martingale collar for dogs over 4 months old, a health certificate deeming the pup healthy for travel, cost of transport*, and many priceless years of love and loyal companionship!

Why adopt from Three Little Pitties?

The stray and animal overpopulation in the Greater Houston area is the highest in the nation. Statistics show that there are over 1 million homeless animals in this region alone. Three Little Pitties Rescue is a nonprofit dog and cat rescue that partners with the community to make a difference. Our mission is to reduce the homeless pet population through community outreach, free spay and neuter services, and saving all breeds of dogs and cats from the streets or animal shelters that oftentimes have no other option but to euthanize animals for space. This dog youve found online is lucky to be in our program, and even luckier to have you notice it!

Three Little Pitties wants to set you and your new pet up for success! We know our dogs and we work hard to prepare them socially for adoption. We are a network of dedicated people who are heavily invested in seeing our animals thrive. From the moment they are accepted into our program, our Intake, Behavior & Medical teams prepare them for adoption by properly vetting, behaviorally assessing, and providing customized plans depending on the dogs needs. We seek to adopt to families who understand that these are rescue dogs and will require continued training efforts, but will be well on their way to being the best dogs that they can be!

It doesnt stop there! Our adopters also receive these special perks:

30 day trial of pet insurance with Trupanion (must register within 24 hours of first vet appt.)
A free private online dog training session with GoodPup plus low pricing for future sessions (approx $25 weekly for an 8 week course of one session per week)
One free bonus toy in every BarkBox when signing up for their Super Chewer subscription plan
70% off of your first order of Fetch, a PNW based, organic fresh dog food loaf meal subscription plan
Coupons for a fun visit to Petco
Access to our exclusive FB Adopters page, where you can network for play dates, resources, and connect with other adopters that share their passion for their adopted pup!

We celebrated our 5 year anniversary this year! Through the combined efforts of all of our hardworking staff and volunteers, we have placed over 12,000 very lucky dogs and cats into amazing homes! By adopting from us, you save TWO lives! The pet you adopt, and you create an opportunity for another animal to be saved in that spot. Together, we can be heroes.

Follow our rescue journey through the links below!

*Due to the rising cost of fuel and transportation expenses, there will be an additional $62 surcharge for transport.

DISCLAIMER- Breed type is determined based on general appearance and behavioral characteristics, and cannot be guaranteed unless DNA test results or AKC registration were provided at intake.

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  • Black Labrador Retriever
  • Adult
  • Male