Cleveland APL Pet of the Weekend - Peeta the PittoPotamus

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Posted at 9:58 AM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 10:02:06-05

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland APL Pet of the Weekend is Peeta, a 4-year-old pit bull mix that enjoys walks and playing fetch.

“Peeta is a playful guy with a serious zest for life who has become a staff and volunteer favorite during his stay. He is 4 years old and came in through our Humane Investigations unit,” the Cleveland APL said. “He has shown great potential to learn from positive reinforcement training while in the shelter, but he will likely need someone who is able to continue to work with him in his new home to let him reach his full potential.”

Cleveland APL Pet of the Week - Peeta the PittoPotamus

The Cleveland APL said that Peeta likes to jump to say hello, so be prepared for “75 pounds of love to greet you as soon as you walk in the door, and like any good PittoPotamus, he will barrel through your home and straight into your heart.”

Peeta is part of the shelter’s adoption program “I want a PittoPotamus for Christmas.”

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“We’re all familiar with the song “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas,” but at the Cleveland Animal Protective League, we’re encouraging adopters to take a PittoPotamus home for the holidays! Pit bulls and pit bull mixes are often the most overlooked dogs in shelters, yet these blocky-headed pups make for great family dogs with their funny antics, cuddles, and need for plenty of walking and playtime,” the Cleveland APL said.

The fees for “pittie-type” dogs is currently reduced to $50 and that also includes the licensing fee. Normally, adoption fees are $125 for dogs over 5 months old, in addition to a $21 county license fee.

The event runs from Friday to Dec. 24.

“These adorable pups are the perfect addition to any family this holiday season,” the Cleveland APL said.

CLICK HERE to see all of the animals up for adoption.

The Cleveland APL is also looking for foster families who can temporarily house animals during the holidays.

“With COVID cases constantly rising in Cuyahoga County, it is urgent that we find our adoptable animals loving homes in order to have the space we need to help the community bring new animals into our care when crises arise (which tend to increase around the holidays even without a global pandemic). We are also encouraging people to sign up to be a foster through the APL for pitties and larger dogs,” the Cleveland APL said.

CLICK HERE if you’re interested in becoming a foster parent.

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