Last month, we showcased some of our fabulous pit bulls in Rescue Ranch’s “Pitties in the Pumkin Patch, 2021” contest. We traveled to Hunter Orchards, in nearby Grenada, and took fun pictures of the dogs enjoying their well-deserved outing. Among the ones chosen for this special day trip was 11-year-old Capone, a happy senior pit bull and long-time resident of the ranch. He’s the perfect example of a highly adoptable senior dog that has been overlooked time and again by prospective adopters.
As you can see, Capone was a willing participant in the Hunter Orchards photoshoot. He was so glad to be out and about! With a cheerful wag of his tail and a wide grin, he explored the pumpkin patch, proudly showed us his finds and posed beautifully on the tractor. He even figured out the best way to solve the maze. Why didn’t everyone do it this way?
Will you give this friendly senior pit bull mix, a chance?
Capone has elicited little interest from visitors, which is too bad because he’s a wonderful dog. Neither his age nor his breed should put anyone off , he’s a great guy who only wants someone to love. His bark is a friendly greeting, not something to be afraid of.
Capone will make the right adopter an excellent companion for occasional easy long walks and hikes. He does well on the leash, although he’s stronger than he realizes. Sometimes needs a gentle tug to remind him not to pull. Otherwise, he’ll just as happily lounge around the house, share the couch, keep a watchful eye over your yard and welcome your friends. He knows how to sit, stay, and shake a paw. He does well with calm dogs.
He’s a “happy dog with a big smile and a slap-wagging tail for everyone he meets … and deserves so much better than to spend the rest of his days in a kennel, ” says AliCarmen Carico on Capone’s profile page. We couldn’t agree more.
If you’re thinking of adopting a mature dog, or if you want to come by and meet some of our residents, please don’t walk past Capone without saying hello. He’s a lovely spirit who is just waiting for you, for someone, to stop and give him a second look. You could take him for a walk and get to know him. If it’s the right fit, you could take him home; you’d make him the happiest dog in the world.
The Rescue Ranch Adoption Center is open to the public seven days a week, from 12 to 4 p.m. If you’d like to meet a specific dog, please call (530) 842-0829 to check on availability.