Adoptable Dog of the Week – Pinocchio

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
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We’re not telling any lies when we say that Pinocchio, our Adoptable Dog of the Week, is super adorable! This 11-month-old male American Pit Bull Terrier mix is waiting for his forever home in Farmington, Maine. Pinocchio already neutered and up to date with shots.

Pinocchio’s Tale:

Hi, my name is Pinocchio (aka Pio) and it’s very nice to meet you! I am an adorable 11-month-old puppy, weighing in at about 40 pounds. I am almost done growing but will still probably put on a little more weight.

I had a temporary foster home in Hoboken where I recently stayed for a few weeks. My foster mama says I am a total puppy—full of energy and eager to learn new things! Because of my energy level, I would do best in a home without children. I wouldn’t want to overwhelm or knock over a little one when I’m feeling silly!

There is something very important you should know—I am extremely intelligent! My foster mom says I learn new commands quickly and love mental stimulation. I like games of “find it” and doing puppy push-ups! I will need a family that can continue my training and give me the mental and physical stimulation I need.

In my new home, I would do best if I have set boundaries. I thrive off structure and this helps me learn the rules of the house quickly! I listen well and try very hard to please my people. Just tell me what to do and I’ll learn to do it!

I walk nicely on leash with very little pulling, but am still learning to walk past doggies and little critters without reacting. I just get so excited about seeing another animal that I can’t contain myself! I just want to play with them! With that being said, I would do well with a playful, tolerant doggy. If that sounds like your dog, please bring him or her by to meet me!

I am all-around happy boy who just needs some structure, guidance, and continued training to become the most perfect doggy ever! If you think you’re my forever people, please fill out an application to meet me! I can’t wait to become your boy! 🙂

If you’d like to adopt Pinocchio, please visit Franklin County Animal Shelter.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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