Ken, Noblesville, IN

I can’t think why mothers love them. All babies do is leak at both ends.
~ Douglas Feaver

I am speaking about human babies of course. Hi! My name is Ken and my story started when my owner surrendered me to the Humane Society for Hamilton County on March 25, 2012. She said it’s because she was expecting a baby and could no longer handle my strength. What a bummer…for me.

So here I sit and wait…

Thankfully my shelter does not give up on me — they fight for animals like me every day and they know that sometimes it takes a little longer to finds that perfect home!

I also have Shelter Mommies who made my stay at the shelter so much easier! They took me out to play and gave me lots of yummy treats! 🙂 They even made me a Facebook page so you can get to know me, check out my antics and help me find my furever home.

I’m not sure why my furever family hasn’t found met yet. Seven months at the shelter is long enough! I am ready to find my family and go HOME!

Here’s a quick rundown:

  • I am a 3-year-old American Staffordshire/Pit Bull Terrier and I am very handsome if I do say so myself 🙂
  • I am chestnut brown with white markings
  • I’m a big boy at 64 lbs
  • I’m neutered
  • I have taken temperament tests several times over the months I have lived here & I keep getting better and better scores!
  • I am playful; I take treats gently and I don’t guard my food bowl
  • I know the commands “down”, “come” & “sit”

Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I can be a handful! I have LOTS of energy and can go full tilt boogie in the play yard! Tug of War is a real favorite of mine. I will release toys if I HAVE to but I’d rather tug them. For this reason I will be happiest in an active family with kids 13 and older who can give me plenty of exercise and playtime.

Because of my sociable and friendly nature, I have made some good friends here. Just this past weekend I went to an outdoor event and was giving kisses to everyone I met! My handler said I was very well behaved. As a bonus, I get along nicely with calm, non-dominant female dogs. Hint, hint!

I wonder if my Holiday dream will come true? Will I get to open my Christmas present with my forever family? I want to cuddle on a comfy couch my big head rested on the lap of my forever person.

If you’d like to meet me, please contact Humane Society for Hamilton County at (317) 773-4974 or email

I’m here and I am ready to give kisses! If you in the area, come on in my shelter and see me for a good time! BOL!


p.s. You must be 21 to adopt me and it wouldn’t hurt to be familiar with strong athletic dogs! Thank you, HSHC, for being my voice and for everything you do to save lives day in and day out! I wuvs you!

Editor’s Note: KEN’S ADOPTED!! We’re happy to report that Ken found his forever family early December! He had a great  meet-and-greet, he loved their dogs (both rescues) and they’ve sett up his lesson with Paws and Play to make sure they’re ready to set Ken up for success. After 9 long months, Ken is finally home. Merry Christmas, Ken!