Gavin is a Pit Bull Mix born on August 18th, 2012

Distinguishing Characteristics

I wiggle and jiggle for everyone I meet!

Do you have any canine housemates?

Just me.  My girlfriend Grace and her brother come visit A LOT.

How did you join your family?

I was a Safe Humane Court Case Dog and my mom had met quite a few dogs before she met me. When Alive Rescue brought me to meet her, I jumped right in her lap and snuggled to let her know I wanted to stay. When she hugged me, I knew I got my wish!

Do you have any “jobs”? Tell us about them and what you like most about them.

My favoritest job in the whole wide world is jumping 12 feet into the air to grab trees. I don't get paid for it but I love it so much and I'm only allowed to do it at one park, people take video of it all the time.

Do you have any “hobbies”?

I go to Agility Class and it's such a riot. I love dogs so much but I get meatballs so I run through the tunnels instead of saying hi to everyone.  Meatballs rule!

What is your favorite trick?

I LOVE tricks! "Paws up", "beg" "stick em up" and "high five" are some of my faves. I like anything I get to go into the air or use my paws. Oh, and "bang bang" is fun too.

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What is your favorite treat?

Meatballs or cheese.  Sharp cheddar is the best!

What do you like to do when your parents aren’t home?

Sleep, work on my Kong, go on a walk with my friend Lela or go to daycare.

Is there anything you would like to tell us about your work with Safe Humane Chicago or anything else?

I can't wait to get started. Safe Humane saved my life and helped me find my way to a warm bed (mom's bed) and all the snuggles I want. I'm sorry if my tail hurts, I get SO EXCITED when I see anyone I lose control of my back end. Sometimes I hit myself in the butt because I just LOVE EVERYONE!