Pet of the Week: Baloo

This is a sponsored post from Becky’s Pet Care, a professional pet care service in Northern Virginia.

Meet Baloo, a deaf Pitbull currently in foster care in the Reston area through City Dogs Rescue.

Here is what his foster moms have to say about him:

​Meet Baloo. This gorgeous stud is a 2-year-old deaf white pit mix, but the truth of the matter is that he is 60 pounds of marshmallow. Baloo hails from Pickens County, South Carolina, where he was an unclaimed stray. His life goal is to find a family who loves the outdoors, snuggling and naps.

Baloo is an excellent house dog! He is well house-trained and loves looking out the window to see what’s going on in the world. He loves humans, getting petted, snuggling while watching movies, and is good in his crate. When he wants to go outside, he simply stands by the door and waits. Baloo rarely barks. He loves playtime — with other dogs, with space to run and sniff, with toys and, especially, chasing a laser pointer. His Achilles’ heel is toys; he is toy possessive, and should not play with other dogs and toys simultaneously. Like a true gentleman, he is patient with humans of all ages; recent months have seen him stabbed in the nose by a hoard of toddlers and the noble Baloo endured it with grace.

Many people have questions about Baloo being deaf. A common one is, “How deaf is he?” Answer: All the way deaf. Baloo makes up for it by sniffing every nook and cranny of a new space. He is also incredibly smart and very focused on his humans. He understands 11 signs: Sit, stay, lie down, paw, stop, yay, Baloo, walk, eat, play and crate. This guy is quick-to-train and loves learning new commands and signs. In his free time, Baloo likes to relax and goof off. He sometimes licks the air for no reason, gets into mischief by opening tupperware, chases his tail, stalks and pounces on spots of refracted light, and lays down frog-leg style on air vents to enjoy the breeze.

If you think you and Baloo are a match, put in an application with City Dogs Rescue. Let us know if you make him part of your home and our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, will send you some treats and prizes.

Want your pet to be considered for the Reston Pet of the Week?

Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least 3-4 horizontally-oriented photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a sample of dog or cat treats from our sponsor, Becky’s Pet Care, along with $100 in Becky’s Bucks.

Becky’s Pet Care, the winner of three Angie’s List Super Service Awards and the National Association of Professional Pet Sitters’ 2013 Business of the Year, provides professional dog walking and pet sitting services in Reston and Northern Virginia.

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