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American Pit Bull Terrier


0-1 Year




Large (> 40 lbs.)

Can Live With

  • Children
  • Dogs
  • Unknown



Current on Vaccines


Specialized Care

  • Medication
  • Special Diet


Millington, TN


A Tale of Loyalty, Love, and Loss: The Life of Karter, the Pit Bull Terrier

In the heart of the busy animal shelter, there sat a sweetheart of a dog. We had passed a dozen other dogs but something stood out about Karter, so we asked to visit with him as we considered taking him in our home. This is the brief story of a magnificent Pit Bull Terrier whose life epitomized the essence of devotion and companionship.

Born on June 12 and discovered in early December, Karter was a quiet yet calming dog whose personality seemed to fit our daughter’s need for relief from the anxiety of losing a friend. From the moment we saw him, it was evident that he possessed an innate charm and intelligence that set him apart from his littermates. With his striking coat of black fur with white on his chest and soulful brown eyes, Karter quickly captured our hearts and the hearts of those around him. We took him home over the Christmas break and began to settle in to the new life with Karter.

Challenges and Triumphs:
Despite the love and adoration he received from his family and friends, Karter faced his fair share of challenges along the way. As a Pit Bull Terrier, he often contended with stereotypes and misconceptions about his breed, but through his gentle demeanor and unwavering loyalty, he worked tirelessly to dispel these myths and show the world the true nature of Pit Bulls.

The time came, however, when our daughter had to return to college and I, an educational consultant who travels frequently, had to return to the road. The care that Karter required was too much for my wife, who was resolved to take care of Karter by herself, as I travel frequently for work. Karter began to have allergies that required medication, as well as his innate need for play and companionship. It all became too much for my wife, who also works full time, and we had to make the difficult decision to find him a new home.

We knew that Karter needed and deserved more than we are able to give.
Though he may have to go to another more able and loving family, Karter’s legacy lives on in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. His unwavering loyalty, boundless love, and indomitable spirit serve as a reminder of the profound impact that our furry friends can have on our lives.

Please consider taking Karter into your home to give him the love, attention, and playtime that we are unable to give.

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