ARL Pet of the Week: Meet Taft!

Young male Pit Bull Terrier mix
Meet Taft - Animal Rescue League's pet of the week. ARL photo.

Meet Taft!

Taft is a strong young man. He was found outside, so we don't know any background history from his past. Taft is friendly, outgoing, excitable, and eager. He is a high energy boy who really needs a good daily exercise outlet. Once Taft has had a chance to get his energy out, he is a snuggly boy who loves to sit with you. He loves to keep busy with toys like kongs that offer him a food reward. 

He loves to run around a fenced yard and play with toys. Taft also enjoys going for walks. Right now, we're working on teaching him that it is not polite to play tug with his leash. He'll listen for the most part, but sometimes gets a bit overexcited and forgets. Because of this, he needs an owner who is comfortable keeping control of an exuberant strong dog. Taft will do best with teens and up; he is too big and strong for young kids.

Taft is excited to meet other dogs, and does enjoy playing with them, but his play style is fairly intense. If there is another dog in his new home, they would have to have similar play styles and we would do an initial introduction here to make sure they get along. Taft seems to be housetrained as he keeps his kennel nice and clean here.

Quick facts:   Taft is a neutered, red-and-white male Pit Bull Terrier mix.  He is one year, one month old and has been at the shelter since December 21, 2016.

If you would like to meet Taft, please contact the Animal Rescue League of Boston's Brewster shelter at 508-255-1030. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on