Status: ADOPTED!

Hi, my name is Hank. I’ve been at the Carson Animal Shelter in L.A. since January 1. They keep extending me because I’m such a good boy. I’m 2 years old and came to the shelter as a stray. But here’s the thing: I got a perfect “A” on my temp test! I’m cool with other dogs, not food-protective, and not territorial. I like to play with the ball and roll on my back on the grass.

Yeah, I’m a pit bull. And that’s probably why I’ve been here so long. But I’m hoping people see past that and give me a chance. If you know anyone, my id number is A4788503, and I’m running out of time.

Quick Facts

Breed: Labrador Retriever/American Pit Bull Terrier
Age: 2-year-old adult male
Size: Large, 60 pounds
Personality: energetic, playful, friendly
Shelter: Carson/Gardena Animal Care Center
Came to shelter: January 1, 2015 as a stray

To learn more: See ShelterMe profile


My theory is that homeless and abandoned dogs are a lot like the “broken window syndrome” in low-income communities, and that initially small problems result in wide ripple effects. Stop them from getting worse, and an entire neighborhood, a city, a region, maybe even the world can be changed.

Jill Dyché
Why I Rescue Dogs