A two-year-old pit bull mix has gone viral thanks to his special daily routine.
Going to bed every night is the only thing keeping Pit Bull Prince comfortable at this upstate New York animal shelter.
A shelter dog that insists on being laid down at night makes people fall in love.
Prince is a two-year-old pit bull mix who has gone viral due to his special daily routine.
The Hudson Mohawk Animal Society in New York reports that Prince came to them five months ago after he got off his leash and ran away.
Although they contacted the person who allegedly looked after him, that person never came for him.
The puppy was frightened and curled up in the back of his kennel when he first arrived.
It took him a long time to get used to us”, Nancy Haynes, director of behavior and enrichment at the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, told The Dodo.
“Even when you approached his kennel, he sat in the back, cowering and shaking. You could usually find him curled up in the back of the kennel”.
“We followed him, expecting her to come to ransom him,” Pearson said.
Pearson said they are now looking for a new home for Prince, and for the past few months they have been teaching him to sit down and throw a toy on command.
The staff gradually learned that the Prince calmed down when he was put to bed at night, and now it has become part of his daily routine.
“This cute 2 year old loves toys and has very good manners. He knows how to sit, lay down and paw and is always willing to learn more for a treat”, they wrote. “Like many members of the royal family, he wants to be the king of his castle, so there are no other pets for him”.
They added that he just loves being hugged. This is not always the first impression potential adopters have when they visit the Prince, because he tends to bark at strangers when they approach his kennel.