Hi, I'm Ziggy! I'm a four-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier with green eyes and a curly tail. I'm very intelligent, and have learned all sorts of obedience commands and various tricks. I am house-trained and crate trained. My favorite thing is dinner time, and my second favorite thing is breakfast time. I also like going for walks, playing fetch, and going on car rides.
Special thanks to my friend Shuma who made this video of me!
And here is a video of some of the commands I have learned.
I have earned my Canine Good Citizen Certification from the AKC, which means that I know how to act like a polite dog. I am deaf, so I have learned what to do by hand signs instead of words. For example, if you point at the ground, I'll lay down. And if you hold out your hand, I'll give it a high five. It's all very easy, really. My most popular trick is when I pray for a new home. I've been praying for many months now, but my person hasn't found me yet. Here I am!!!
I am used to living with a lot of other dogs and with cats, and I get along with everyone pretty well most of the time. But it would probably be best if I was in a home without other pets, because my foster mom says I can be irascible. I had to look that up in the dictionary. Turns out she was calling me grumpy! It's true if another animal gets too close to my food or my toys, I am quick to defend my stuff, but that's only normal dog behavior - no reason to consider me a grumpy dog! I am actually quite happy most of the time, and I would do fine with another dog if they made sure to respect my space.
What is my ideal home, you ask? Well, I'll tell you. It's just me and you. You and me. I wouldn't mind sharing you with another adult, but I play a bit too rough for children. We'll go to the park, or go for a hike, or maybe just take a jog or a walk around the block. I'll help you cook dinner or pick up take-out, and I'll be happy to clean up any leftover crumbs. If you like, I'll fetch the ball for you a few times, or you could teach me some new tricks. I'll be a great companion, I promise. Are you my person? If you'd like to adopt me, or talk to my foster mom about me, just click here. Thanks for visiting!
Are you interested in earning some extra money and helping me get adopted at the same time? Just tell everyone you know about me and what a great dog I am, and if someone adopts me and says they were referred by you, you will get $100!
The fine print: The adopter must keep me for six months before the referral fee will be paid, and only one referral fee per adoption. This offer applies only to me, ZIGGY, because I have been waiting such a very long time for a home! Anyone interested in adopting me must be pre-approved by my foster mom. All referral funds are also provided by my foster mom. Because she needs your help to find me my very own home!