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Kain

  • Dog
  • Terrier & Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Terrier & Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Williamsport, PA
  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • White / Cream
Williamsport, PA

About

Characteristics
Zippy, Loving, Three Legged
Coat length
Short
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs, cats, children.

Meet Kain

Meet Kain, a lovable pup waiting for his forever home. There are many adjectives that could be used to describe Kain: three-legged, Pitbull-Terrier-mix, 1-year-old. However, none of these adjectives properly exemplifies all that Kain is. He is a zippy, happy, friendly young fellow who loves to romp and run and play. He has been at the shelter since last November and as Melanie, one of his favorite volunteers, says, "I see potential adopters walk past his kennel all the time and say, 'Aw, he only has three legs. Poor fellow.' They move on because they think he has or will have a lot of medical issues. But this is not the case." In fact, Kain is healthy and fit as a fiddle. Just under two years old, he is full of energy and ready for a home of his own where he run and play to his heart's delight.

"Kain has made some great strides here in the shelter, thanks to our volunteers," Kennel Manager, Kabrina Schweikart, explains. "When he first got here he was very hyper, overzealous, and hard to manage." Our volunteers and staff have been hard at work teaching him basic manners and socialization. He has become more relaxed and gentle and has just a few more leash handling skills to work on until he is quite accomplished. Our kennel staff report that he really enjoys plush toys, and for the most part, does a good job not shredding them when they are in his kennel (every once in a while they get the best of him). He also has a deep love for big, cozy blankets and riding in the car.

Kain does very well with humans. "He literally just melts into you when you are petting or scratching his back," Kabrina reports. He handles strangers well, and we encourage his new family to reward him for showing good behavior when new people come to the home. In terms of living with other pets, Kabrina went on to explain, "We know from past experiences that Kain is best as an only pet. Before he came to the shelter, he had lived in a foster home with other animals, and there were altercations between them. Kain is going to thrive best as an only pet, both because of his physical conditions and his past experiences with other animals." We also recommend that he go to a home with older children or adults, because of his energy. He may accidentally tip over a youngster.

Now for an often-asked question: how did Kain lose his leg? He was born with all four, but lost his leg sometime before or around his first birthday, before he came to the shelter.

Kabrina concludes, "With some time, training, and a bit of patience, Kain can really thrive and become the amazing 3-legged wonder dog he was meant to be." Interested in adopting Kain? He would love a meet and greet! You can find him in Kennel 54.

Lycoming County SPCA

Williamsport, PA
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