Back in Black Adoptable Dog of the Day: May 2, 2012

Gunner, a Lab-Pit mix is available for adoption in Jersey City, NJ.

Sweet, affectionate Gunner was tied to a park bench by his family — and watched as they walked away forever. Understandably, he’s a little worried about being abandoned again. That said, this LabPit Bull mix loves just about everyone he meets — a lap dog despite his size.

Gunner enjoys playing with people and he listens very well. He’s housetrained, and his favorite thing to do is curl up with you on the couch while you are watching a movie. He walks great with a harness and especially love long runs and walks on the beach. He’s comfortable with all types of handling and readily shares his resources with people.

He may have been under-socialized and is a bit scared of novelty. He’ll need a caring human to help him accept new experiences (a household with teenagers and up is ideal). Gunner is not particularly interested in other dogs, but is polite and appropriate when meeting them. He’s a people-pooch.

He already knows some basic commands (sit, paw, and down) and is eager to learn. He’s even got his own pinterest page with more adorable photos.

Gunner is available for adoption through Liberty Humane in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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