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Shelter Animal of the Week: Sweet Pea

Sweet Pea is a goofy and affectionate 4-year-old pit bull mix with the League for Animal Protection of Huntington.

Sweet Pea is a petite pit bull mix with the who has been in the shelter for a long time. 

This 4-year-old is incredibly affectionate and has a weakness for belly rubs, as she will roll over at any opportunity. She has also garnered the nickname “Miss Piggy,” as she gets so excited when she sees people that she starts snorting. Sweet Pea also loves to play ball, and loves her blanket.

Adopting an older dog like Sweet Pea has its advantages, as volunteers say Sweet Pea has a medium-to low-energy level.  he also already knows her basic obedience cues, and walks wonderfully on a lead. If you would like a dog that you could take for walks and meet new people with along the way, Sweet Pea is your girl.

She gets along well with other dogs, but would do best in a home with children over the age of eight. 

Sweet Pea is housetrained and spayed.

To meet Sweet Pea or inquire about one of LAP’s many dogs, call their dog department at 631-757-9373, or email them at dogs@laphuntington.org.

Annie D. August 15, 2011 at 12:37 AM
Geek! It always seems they are trying to give away pit bull types...and why is that?
Lyndsay McCabe August 15, 2011 at 02:05 AM
Pit bulls tend to be one of the harder breeds to adopt out because they still have the stigma attached to them of being "vicious." Unfortunately, this leaves lots of great dogs in the shelter, and they are frequently put down. My family has a pit bull, and he is one of the most gentle, sweet dogs I have ever met. Another local group, New York Bully Crew, is working on getting pit bull mixes adopted as well. You can read the article here: http://hauppauge.patch.com/articles/new-york-bully-crew-seeks-to-educate-about-pit-bulls
Peter Verry August 15, 2011 at 05:31 AM
If I could have a dog at my place, Sweet Pea would absolutely be mine! She has absolutely caring eyes and a playful demeanor. Thanks for the great look at another beautiful animal in need of a home as per usual, Lyndsay!

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