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Monkey (Special Boy Who Overcame Amputation) - FOSTER Pit Bull Terrier Mix Jersey City, NJ

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Yellow / Tan / Blond / Fawn , White / Cream


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered, special needs.

Meet Monkey (Special Boy Who Overcame Amputation) - FOSTER

Hellooo! Nah, that's not a monkey swinging around in a tree. That's just me, a doggie named Monkey! I am delighted to meet you! 

I was recently surrendered to the shelter by my former family. Although I am understandably a bit out of sorts after living the first three years of my life in a home, I have adapted well to life at the shelter. I am a resilient boy with a wonderful, even temperament.

The first thing most people notice about me is that I am missing my left front paw. My left front leg ends in a stump because my paw was amputated after I suffered a very serious injury when I was younger. 

But please don't feel sorry for me! I can walk, run, jump, and play just like other doggies. I have learned how to adapt to my stump, and it doesn't slow me down at all! My human friends tell me that my ability to overcome my amputation makes me an inspiration to so many people. Aw, shucks! That's so nice to hear!

Besides having such will power and determination, I also have a real heart of gold. I have a mild nature, a friendly outlook on life, and beautiful, gentle manners. I would make a terrific family dog, since I seem to love people of all ages, from toddlers right up to adults. I easily accept corrections of my behavior, share all my possessions, and approach everyone with no fear or reservation. Human friends are the best ... especially when they pet and play with me!

One of my human friends said this about me:

"Monkey is adorable. He is energetic, knows his commands, and loves to nap at your side after playtime. He would make the perfect companion!"

Another human friend described me by saying:

"Monkey is a charmer! He is always happy, always smiling, and always delighted to be out and about. Everywhere he goes, people fall in love with him. He will make someone's life infinitely better just by being Monkey."

I have met and romped around with both male and female doggie friends at the shelter, and I loved all of them! I have no issues at all with other pups, although I would need to meet your doggie first just to make sure we can be friends.

Oh, and guess what? Now I have my very own website. Woohoo! You can keep up with me here:

Here's a blog post about me, too. (I'm very famous!)

Please come by and see me at the shelter soon! I promise, you will quickly forget that I have a disability and you will fall in love with the silly, sunny doggie that I am. I can't wait to meet you! Thanks for stopping by! Love, Monkey xoxo


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Jersey City, NJ
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Monkey (Special Boy Who Overcame Amputation) - FOSTER

Monkey (Special Boy Who Overcame Amputation) - FOSTER

  • Pit Bull Terrier
  • Adult
  • Male