News Pit bull found on Bronx park bench ready for new home By Alison Fox email@example.com May 22, 2016 6:59 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Arnold the pit bull was found tethered to a Bronx park bench on a chilly day in December, underweight and suffering from head wounds and a heart condition. But the 2 1/2-year-old boy didn’t give up, and now he’s ready for a loving home. Arnold was found on Dec. 19, 2015, in the Williamsbridge Oval by someone who took him home for the night. The next day he was turned over to the ASPCA and police. After it was discovered that Arnold had a heart murmur, he was diagnosed with valvular pulmonic stenosis, which surgery improved. Photo Credit: ASPCA At 55 pounds, Arnold loves every person and dog he meets, his handlers said. He's also smart, and knows how to sit, lay down, and give his paw. "He is incredibly affectionate with people and enjoys being cuddled and sitting in your lap like a baby," Victoria Wells, senior manager of behavior and training at the ASPCA, said in a statement. "Although he likes to play and learn new tricks, he can be just as happy lounging around chewing a bone." Photo Credit: ASPCA Wells said he is good at reading the body language of other dogs and backs off when they get defensive. Arnold still requires daily heart medication and needs regular veterinary checkups to monitor his condition, but his handlers don't expect him to have any problems in the future. He would do best in an adults-only home and would love another dog friend to hang out with. If you're interested in adopting Arnold, you can call the ASPCA's Adoption Center at 212-876-7700, ext. 4120. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic 10 best dog breeds for apartment livingThe size of your living space isn't the only factor to consider, the AKC says. 16 city dogs to follow immediately We've found the cutest, weirdest and feistiest canines in the city. See photos from the first-ever NYC Paws ParadeThe NYC Paws Parade and Adoptapalooza featured over 300 pets looking for new homes. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.