Justice is a 2-year-old female American pit bull, fully vaccinated and spayed.

She is described by her handlers as very alert, very playful and affectionate. Her former owner passed away last summer after a difficult illness and since then, Justice has been living in a kennel but in search of a permanent home.

Justice — black and white with big, friendly doe eyes — loves to romp but when her energy is spent, caregivers report, she changes into a warm and cuddly lap dog. The kennel’s team of professionals believe she’d thrive in a household of caring adults who generally stay close to home. Though not aggressive, Justice would do best with responsible teenagers, given that her energetic play may be a bit much for small children.

Justice has been socialized in the kennel with larger, female dogs and enjoys playing both submissive and dominant roles with them. Through positive reward training, she performs basic commands. Her previous owner’s illness prevented consistent structure, so she has a little more work to do to make her house training seamless.

Justice has a loyal heart and much love to bring to a family interested in adopting her.

To inquire about Justice, please contact Susan Ball (212-848-0221; or the Animal Rescue Network of New England (