A temporary foster home is needed in Nassau County to care for a shelter dog who was accepted into a search and rescue program. This dog has the amazing opportunity to become the very first pit bull and the very first shelter dog to become a search and rescue dog. Before an awesome new life begins, a four to five month foster home must be found.
T-Bone is an 18-month-old male pit bull mix currently in the care of Brookhaven Animal Shelter. The first thing that needs to happen, according to a Facebook post by T-Bone’s advocate T.A. Sarlanis is to find a foster and that foster must live in Nassau County. Once a foster is found, T-Bone will begin his training. After he completes the first level, he’ll be assigned to a permanent handler whom he will live with and complete advanced training while in their care.
The foster will not have to drive him anywhere. T-Bone will be picked up and dropped off and the schedule will be flexible for his foster. T-Bone will also have some weekend training, but this can also can be arranged around his fosters schedule.
T-Bone is great with other dogs and also good with kids. He still has some puppy in him so children age ten and up are recommended. Since it’s unknown how T-Bone does around cats, it’s preferable no cats be at his foster home. A foster home in Nassau County is best as the trainers will pick him up and drive him for training at either Manhassett of West Hempstead facilities. The perfect place for him would be with someone who lives anywhere in between or around those three cities on Long Island.
It’s an incredible opportunity for T-Bone, but this is much bigger than him. T-Bone will open the door for other pitties and shelter dogs not previously considered for this kind of important work. And what a wonderful way to change people’s minds when they see a pit bull saving lives and protecting the people of Long Island. People who don’t like pit bulls may just have their life saved by one, which is a wonderful way to promote the breed.
Please share the need for a foster with friends and family in the Long Island community. If you can open your home and your heart to a future hero, or if you have other questions, contact @T.A. Sarlanis via DM or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This dog is truly amazing and what a great opportunity for him and for his breed.
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