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San Diego, CA 92172-0008
(858) 484-0985






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Name: Diesel
Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
Species: Dog
Breed: Mastiff / Mixed (short coat)
Sex: Male
Current Size: 125 Pounds
General Potential Size: X-Large
Current Age: 2 Years 7 Months (best estimate)
Activity Level: Moderately Active
Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Only
Good with Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes
Good with Kids: Yes
Declawed: No
Housetrained: Yes

Name - Mack and Diesel

Nicknames - The Boys, The Bros

Age - Adult

Weight - 118lbs, 125lbs, respectively

Medical - Both boys had cherry eye removal surgery in April when we first pulled them. Mack’s has healed well. Diesel has had to have several follow up surgeries due to his third eyelid being abnormally large. Diesel has slight hip dysplasia in his back left leg. Both boys get a Dasuquin supplement and fish oil twice a day for joint health

Other dogs - Both boys tested well with large and small dogs at the shelter. Due to their incredible bond, in order to be adopted into a home with an existing dog, the resident dog would either need to be a co-exister or incredibly tolerant and well-balanced

Cats -  Both boys tested well with cats. Mack was afraid and avoided, Diesel wanted to play

Kids - The boys are fostered with 3 children, ages 2-6. Mack is more wary and keeps his distance, Diesel thinks everyone is his friend. He is not always aware of his size and has knocked the little ones over on accident. He always says he’s sorry with kisses :)

Housing - Ideally the boys will be placed in a home with a yard or townhome/condo with some sort of patio space, as they do enjoy chasing each other around outside

Background - The boys were abandoned in an overnight drop box at a shelter north of San Diego with awful cherry eyes. We suspect they were from a breeder as they were both unaltered and once they realized they had medical issues they were dumped

Crate trained - They are used to eating and sleeping in their crates. They need to be in the XXXL size (Mastiff, Great Dane size) so they have plenty of room to stand up and turn around. Their crates are pushed up right next to each other

Leash trained - They both walk pretty well on leash, Mack edging out Diesel for best behaved 

Housebroken - Neither have had any accidents and will go to the door to be let out

Eating Habits - Neither are picky eaters

Commands known - “sit”, “crate”, “lay down”, “come”, “wait”, “out”

Car rides - Ride well in cars

Bath time - Not their favorite but they don’t seem to mind too much

Affectionate - Both boys are cuddlers and want to be as close to you as possible. Mack is more the one to want to climb into your lap (yes, he thinks he’s a lap dog) and fall asleep on you

Activity level - Perfect mix of playful and couch potatoes. Mastiff’s aren’t exactly built for endurance or speed so a walk around the block is good exercise for them

Play style - The boys love to chase each other around the yard. It’s quite the spectacle to watch! Diesel also likes chasing after my son while Mack will play bow and bark them on. Diesel will occasionally play fetch

Bad habits - When Mack gets really excited he jumps up and “boxes” you with his paws. Diesel LOVES to chew on things that he’s not supposed to. Kids toys, brushes, shoes, towels, you name it. He does know “out” when you catch him

Redeeming qualities - They are both so sweet! They’re intelligent and sensitive and love each other so much

Best feature - Their flappy floopy faces. Mack also has very expressive eyes. They are both just gorgeous dogs!

What Foster Mom/Dad wants you to know - The Boys are really special. Mack just melts your heart. Not quite as playful as Diesel, he loves to be as close to you as possible. He is more reserved and wary of new people and new situations. He has come out of his shell a lot in the last few months but will need a family who will continue to expose him to the outside world to build up his confidence. Diesel is the class clown. He has all the confidence and then some. He thinks everyone is his new best friend. He’s a little stubborn and will always find trouble to get into but he means no harm. He’s just so full of life and joy. The boys are bonded and truly each other’s yin to the other’s yang. The perfect mix of sweet and sassy, affectionate and playful, serious and naughty. They will add so much joy to one very lucky family’s home!

Please consider sponsoring Diesel with either a one-time or monthly tax-deductible donation. Your donation will help It's The Pits with day-to-day care, including food, vaccinations, flea treatment, treats and toys. Click on the Sponsor This Pet link above to make your donation today. Thank you!

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