Ivory - Shar Pei / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier-Chinese Shar-Pei Mix Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

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Organization Name: Northern California Family Dog Rescue
Location: San Francisco, CA 94104
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Chinese Shar-Pei Mix
Gender: Female Female
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Ivory

Availability Date: 04/02/2016
Location: San Francisco, CA 94104
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Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: Shar Pei / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Please contact Family Dog Shelter for more information about this pet. Ivory knows that a modern day best friend has to be the life of the party, a workout buddy, and a champion netflix binge watcher. Are you in the market for a perfect BFF? She's looking for a permanent home who specializes in laughing at her silly antics and delivering top notch ear scratches. She does great at home alone during the workday, is fully house trained, great with other dogs and is top of the class in basic obedience and learning new tricks. She's a deaf dog, but all that means for you is that she knows lots of hand signals that will make you look like an expert dog trainer with little to no effort, doesn't understand why other dogs hate the vacuum, and sleeps like a log. But let's get down to the really important stuff; she's soft....like, insanely soft. This is world class cuddle material y'all. It's like petting a baby otter, but less...wet. If you are ready to meet Ivory and show her the amazing life she's never had please fill out an adoption application on our website www.ilovefamilydog.org To learn about the joys of life with a deaf/blind/disabled dog, please visit www.deafdogsrock.com and https://www.petfinder.com/pet-adoption/dog-adoption/myths-and-facts-about-blind-dogs/.

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    • Flower - Terrier Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 11/29/2016

      Mutt Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

      Flower

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier. Flower the Chihuahua mix is ready to be picked! Whether you're looking for a full time companion or an after work lap warmer, Flower is ready to oblige! Flower is a house-trained, 3 year old spayed female Chihuahua mix with a lovely, sleek, charcoal coat and soulful eyes who is ready for her forever home! She likes other dogs (even big ones!) and makes friends with them quickly. She runs away from cats and might shriek in terror when she first meets them but soon settles down once she realizes they mean her no harm. Flower is looking for a somewhat quiet home. She would do best in a home without young children as she doesn't like a lot of fast movement around her and needs to trust her humans to be gentle. If you are single, a childless couple or a retired person who is looking for a friend and an easy walking companion, Flower could be the dog for you! Once flower gets to know how special you are, she will start to show you how darling she can be and will be eager to be your lifelong companion and snuggle buddy! Plus, she's good at keeping secrets... Flower is shy when she first meets people and it can take her some time to warm up to a new person but once she trusts you she is the silliest, most affectionate, face licking, playful pup! She loves to chase cat toys and socks (she never chews the socks just likes to toss them around!) Flower also is excellent at catching flies and other bugs! She loves to sleep as close to her people as possible and is really just an incredibly sweet girl. Flower was rescued with a litter of 4 puppies who all survived and are living great lives in their new homes, we even had a little family reunion recently and flower was thrilled to see her grown up pups! She definitely won the best dog-mom award and deserves to find the perfect home of her own now.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

      Joker

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Please contact Family Dog Shelter for more information about this pet. Meet Joker! The star player of Family Dog Rescue! Joker is an American Bulldog mix. He weighs about 65-70 pounds and is around 2 years old. Joker is truly a wonderful dog. He would make a great companion for an active individual, couple, or family. Joker is adventurous, playful, curious and outgoing. Not only that, but he is super treat motivated and LOVES to learn! He is super smart, and picks up commands very quickly. He has already mastered basic commands, including sit, down, stay, and shake! Joker does GREAT with dogs! He is a good candidate for doggy daycare, pack walks, play groups, and off-leash areas. Here's what one of our volunteers has to say about Joker: "Joker is one of the best dogs I've ever met! This big goofy guy is a total lovebug, and will never cease to make you smile. He is extremely people oriented, and wants to be a part of everything you do. He is happy going for hikes and runs, but also would love to hang on the couch and watch Netflix with you. When you first meet him, he is always super happy, and can barely contain his excitement, and so he can be a bit over-eager at times. He is extremely food motivated, and is super smart, figuring out commands and puzzle toys very quickly. With some love, structure, and training, Joker will make an amazing companion." Joker is fully vetted and ready to go home. He is even house-broken! If you'd like to meet this great guy please fill out an adoption application or send us an email!
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    • Parlay - Terrier Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 10/22/2016

      Mutt Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

      Parlay

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier. Meet Parlay! This sweet boy has been through a lot in his 1 year of life. Found as a stray in the central valley, he likely spent most of his life fending for himself. Despite all that he has been through, this resilient pup has shown to be a very gentle, affectionate companion. He can be a bit wary of new situations and people, but once he warms up to you, his sweet, mellow personality really shines through. He needs an understanding adopter who will show him that the world isn’t as scary as it may seem, and he will surely become a charming, more confident pup with some much needed patience, love, and attention. He weighs in at 14 lbs of love! If you’d like to meet Parlay, please fill out an adoption application!
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    • Rat-Cha Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

      Pasta

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      Breed: Rat-Cha
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Rat Terrier / Mixed. Please contact Family Dog Shelter for more information about this pet. Meet Pasta! This cute little girl was slated for euthanasia at a high kill shelter. Once we heard about how sweet and affectionate she was, we knew we had to step up and save her. Pasta has had a very rough start in life. She was found as a stray with severe dental issues and had to have intensive surgery to fix her teeth and an old hernia. She is all patched up and healthy now, and is ready to find a loving forever home. Pasta has one of the biggest small-dog personalities we have ever come across. She is very loyal and loving once she trusts you, and has a very spunky side that makes her very special. She is very lovable, and has become a favorite of many here in our shelter. Pasta hasn't figured out that dogs are her friends, and would do best as the only dog in the home. If you would like to meet Pasta please visit our main page and fill out an adoption application!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Mastiff Mix Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

      Rosco

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Mastiff Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mastiff / Mixed. This big hunk of love is named Rosco! This sweet boy came to us recently from a rural shelter that was having trouble getting him adopted. Some people can't see past Rosco's "scary" look, but at Family Dog Rescue these big bully breeds melt our hearts! We knew we wanted to help Rosco find a wonderful family, so we agreed to take him in. Rosco has acclimated quickly to the hustle and bustle of city living. Volunteers say he is the easiest large dog to walk! He is non-reactive, doesn't pull, and will stay focused on you if you bring treats! Rosco loves everyone he meets. Just like your typical bully breed he just loves people! He's been nothing but a big sweetheart with our volunteers, and especially loves our teen interns. Rosco isn't too high energy and would be fine living in an apartment. A couple walks around your neighborhood and this guy will spend the rest of the time hanging out on your couch! He loves toys and treats, but his favorite activity is cuddling up next to a human. Rosco does well with most dogs and may be able to live with another female dog. At around 90 pounds, Rosco truly is a gentle giant! He's only a couple years old and is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and ready to be spoiled! We think he may be a pit bull/mastiff mix. Here's what one of our volunteers had to say about Rosco: "We had a great six-hour outing with Rosco today, both at our home and in Golden Gate Park. He was lovable as ever and even a little more mellow and guidable than the last time we took him out. He loves riding in the 4Runner with his head out the window. He readily jumps into or out of this high vehicle with just a little help. At home in the back patio he looks around a bit and then just settles into a shady spot. He was curious about a neighbor's gardener but never barked and then ignored him. He was also comfortable indoors and on the hunt for a comfortable sofa. :) Later on we washed and shampooed him with ease with a garden hose - Rosco had no complaints!! In GG Park he loved walking trails and smelling the landscape. He encountered some other dogs and, other than some mild interest, never showed any aggression. While he pulled a bit on the lead at times but was easily controllable most of the time. After lots of walking he was quite thirsty and lapped up lots of water. When we paused to eat at a picnic table he happily and quietly sat in the shade under the table. All in all it was a very enjoyable day with a sweet and lovable dog. Lots of licks!! :)" And here is what Rosco's foster family says about him: "Rosco is always happy to be with people and loves to touch, lick and jump up on you. He will settle down and lie next to you or on his back or partly on you. He loves to be stroked and patted and will often breathe heavily or make a little piggy oinking sound when stroked! Rosco is rarely if ever aggressive with other dogs, even small ones. He will show interest and some skittishness or playfulness when up close. He can get a little upset if another dog barks in his face. Rosco is eager for any outing at any time! He especially loves riding in a vehicle, either with his head out the window or horizontal on the seat with his nose pressed against a door. Any time you approach ANY vehicle door or tailgate he’s ready to jump in, even uninvited! He loves to run and will go for very long walks, but needs to drink water along the way. After a 1-2 hour walk he will definitely get a bit tired and is ready to rest. During the walks he does not disturb birds or other wildlife. On the first night Rosco slept outside in the patio the whole night in the cool. He preferred to sleep on a chaise lounge chair with cushion rather than inside of his kennel with cushion. He slept soundly the whole night in a tight curled up position without making a single noise. The second night Rosco spent inside on a basement sofa and was also quiet the whole night. The next four nights he spent quietly inside his kennel in the patio (because we took away the cushions from the patio furniture). Every morning he slept until we went out to greet him about 8:30 a.m. Rosco generally does not bark when unprovoked. On rare occasion he will make a soft howling noise (like a coyote) when he sees something of interest or wants some attention. Overall, Rosco is a very lovable dog with excitable young dog behaviors. He could make a wonderful addition to a family with some indoor and outdoor space and a willingness to train him!" If you'd like to meet Rosco, please fill out an adoption application!
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    • Bullboxer Pit Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

      Sebastian

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      Breed: Bullboxer Pit
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Family Dog Shelter for more information about this pet.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

      James

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Meet James! This remarkable 3 year old, 59 lb pup was found at a local school in Tijuana, Mexico. He has since been transported up to San Francisco, and has already settled in nicely His friendly nature and remarkably affectionate personality has made him a favorite around the shelter, and his wagging tail can bring a smile to anyone’s face. He likely suffered an injury to his face, and as a result, is visually impaired. He had to have one of his eyes removed, and the other has only partial vision. Despite this, he is very well adapted and gets around very well. He occasionally has some trouble in areas with lots of obstacles, but is confident in his movement and likes to stick to your side wherever you go! If you’d like to give James his forever home, please fill out an adoption application!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

      Felipe

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      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Family Dog Shelter for more information about this pet. Felipe is a special dog that would love to make your acquaintance! He was rescued from Tijuana, Mexico as part of our international rescue efforts about a year ago. Since then, Felipe has been waiting patiently for a family to call his own. Here's the scoop on Felipe... Don't let his rough past fool you, Felipe has excellent house manners. He lives in our Shelter Directors office and hasn't touched a thing. He is also completely house-broken and will wait patiently to go potty outside. Felipe is easy-going and not rambunctious. He enjoys playing but we've never seen him get overstimulated. He loves soft toys, especially with squeekers. He doesn't guard his food or toys and is happy to share with you. Felipe also doesn't get up on furniture unless invited (pretty amazing, right?). Felipe has a really great temperament and energy level that would make him a wonderful companion for anyone. Whether you're a couch potato or an avid runner, he's happy to do what you do. Felipe doesn't have separation anxiety and is totally fine on his own for up to 8-9 hours a day. So if you can't spend all day with him, don't worry! Felipe walks very nicely on leash and doesn't pull. He loves outdoor adventures or just walks around the neighborhood. Felipe's only drawback is that he doesn't enjoy playing with other dogs. He would much rather spend his time hanging out with you than at the dog park! Felipe is not a big barker...we've actually only heard him bark a few times in months! Felipe has really become a staff and volunteer favorite here at FDR. He is about 3 years old and weighs 50 pounds. He came to us nearly hairless due to his poor diet and living conditions and has made an amazing recovery. As you can see in his photos, he still has some scars on his body where the hair may not grow back...just don't tell him he's slightly bald! We know Felipe may look rough around the edges, but he is really one of the sweetest and easiest dogs in our care. Come meet Felipe today, we know you won't be dissapointed! Here is what Felipe's temporary foster family had to say about him: “Felipe is a little bit of everything wonderful in one special package. Did someone say PLAY? Felipe is full of spirit, especially if there is a stuffed animal around. Time to CHILL OUT? He loves to cuddle in his bed nearby while you work. He eats with gusto, but left us alone while we were eating our meals. He also seems to have been trained to stay off the furniture, and seems to be mostly housebroken. He was super happy sleeping in his bed at the foot of our bed. He is generally quiet- he hardly barked at all. And he seemed content to be on his own while we were out for up to 4-5 hours at a time; we never heard him bark as we left or returned, and always found him happily hanging out on his bed. Felipe will continue to blossom once he's part of a loving family's routine." Please fill out an application to meet our sweet boy Felipe!
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

      Estrellita

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Chihuahua. Estrellita is a sweet and sassy girl looking for a place to call home! This sweet gal was rescued from Contra Costa County and is settling in nicely in foster care where she has doggy and human siblings alike. Estrellita is petite and would do really well living in an apartment. She knows some basic commands and is fully house-trained, too! If you'd like to meet her please fill out an application!
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    • Juniper - Terrier Dog For Adoption

      Date listed: 02/29/2016

      Mutt Dog For Adoption in San Francisco, CA

      Juniper

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier. See Juniper's HomepageGo to our official websiteYou can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.Meet Juniper! This gorgeous 2 year old, 15 lb terrier mix came in recently with her family of 5 puppies. With 4 puppies of her own, she even had it in her heart to accept and “foster” an extra puppy! She is still adjusting to her surroundings, but we know she is soon to become a more confident dog. At the moment, she can be very timid around new people or new situations, but once she warms up, she is affectionate, loving, and even playful. She will need a patient, understanding adopter who is willing to work with her to bring her out of her shell and gently show her that the world isn’t as scary as it seems! If you’d like to meet this sweet girl, please fill out an adoption application!
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