He's adorable! There are so many wonderful dogs waited to be adopted in the South. In the Northeast we get a lot of pits and other mixes that families tend to be leary of. However, our transfer dogs usually are scooped right up. Those concerned about safety when adopting should ask if a shelter uses temperment testing. The method we use specifically puts a dog in situations where aggression tends to come out. This is far more telling than breeding or past history. Adorable puppies brought up in wonderful homes can become viscous, and dogs can get picked up off the street and become wonderful family dogs.