Hi there! So basically here is this long story. My cousin was given a 6 week old pit puppy (from a BYBer - horrible I know) on valentines day from her friend. She had no idea she was getting a dog, and her apartment, and the surrounding apartment complexes have a breed ban on pits and rotties. She was so torn because she had no idea what to do with this puppy so I offered to take him for the time being. She said it would only be about a month according to the bank for her to be able to purchase a home. She was planning on it anyway, but getting the dog made her do it sooner rather than later. So I got this puppy I thought was 8-9 weeks old, he was 6 weeks and barely weighed 4.5 pounds. Hes about 8 weeks now, and fat and happy. I though he was this sweet little puppy, and lately hes been getting increasingly more aggressive. Biting legs/pants, chewing on body parts. I will take his mouth off my legs and he will growl and snap and go right back to doing what he did before. He is a really sweet puppy - dont get me wrong, but he will randomly turn into the hulk. Its like hes bi-polar. He has started to do it to dogs too. My border collies ignore him, and when he gets an attitude he has been snapped at a few times. Rush accidentally got him in the eye once, he cried for a good 5 minutes (he is okay, it was just red and swollen for a little bit). Did he learn his lesson? nope. I have been rolling his gums under his teeth when he bites down, so he bites himself hard and not me. This makes him super angry and he will growl and snap and try and bite me. The only thing I have found that does work, is picking him up by his scruff and just holding him until he calms down. After that he acts like nothing happened. I dont know if its working or the passage of time has made his baby brain forget what happened. Either way I know he needs to be socialized, but I dont have time to do it to the extent I believe he needs. I am at my wits end. My cousin just moved to Las Vegas, which is far. I am on the east coast. She told me today she cannot take him like she had planned and asked if I could find a home for him. My problem is I dont know where or who to home him to, or what to do in the meantime to work with him. Maybe its not as bad as I think it is? I have never seen a puppy act like him. My mom wants to take him to the humane society, where he will no doubt be adopted very fast. That concerns me. I don't want to throw him to someone else and have them mess him up or raise a dog that eventually attacks someone, there is so much bad breed rep I dont want him to make it worse. I have never dealt with this type of aggressive behavior before though. Both my border collies have had some sort of fear aggression I worked with them to overcome, but this is like straight to angry, frustrated aggression. The funny thing is, he isnt food/toy aggressive and he doesnt resource guard, he just gets mad and attacks things. I am trying to do the right thing, but I cannot keep him. I just don't know what to do with him. I do know there are a few pit rescues in the area, but my friend got stuck with a family friends pit bull when he moved and he didnt get along with her dogs and she contacted these rescues and none of the rescues would take him. He is a good dog. He started walking on a leash for the first time yesterday and took to it like a champ. He boldly walked on the sidewalk and even when the cars passing scared him he kept walking and by the end of it he didnt want to go inside. He started being housebroken and he is doing really well with that too (much faster/better than all my other dogs were to housebreak). Hes got a lot of energy and I think he would make someone an awesome companion. Felt like after all the bad, I needed to end this post on a semi good note. I don't know what I expect from posting this, but here are some ridiculously cute photos of him. I hope I didnt rant too much.