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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

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Organization Name: Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue, Inc.
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Daltrey

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brindle with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 08/25/2017
Location: Kansas City, MO 64141
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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

Physical Attributes
Eye Color Brown
Ear Type Droopy
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Not Required
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount None
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Even-Tempered
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). AWESOME is the word that best describes this 3 year old(ish) beauty! Daltrey is a ton of fun on four legs – an active person’s dream dog! He loves to run alongside a bike or jog with you as you train for your 5K . Honestly, this is the cool kind of dog that one might view on YouTube, pulling their owner on a skateboard for miles and miles! That being said, this active boy can jump a 4 foot fence that is not ‘fortified” with the latest and greatest modifications. Daltrey is well mannered inside the home and is always up for nestling alongside you for a marathon of your favorite TV shows. Daltrey’s skills are many so prepare to be impressed! He is house trained, crate trained and knows many basic commands. He can sit, stay, come in, shake hands, lay down and would be thrilled to learn more. He is motivated by treats, but mainly just wants to please his person. He is great on leash. If Daltrey sees another dog while out walking, he may whine a little as he loves to make new human and furry friends. His desire for companionship makes him one of the most cuddly guys around. He thrives off love and attention from his people and their friends. If this fun and active boy seems like a good fit, please consider meeting him and making him a part of your family “furever”! Update: July, 2017: We couldn’t be more proud of our Daltrey!! He continues to impress us with his amazing work ethic. Despite a thunderstorm and many distractions (those pesky squirrels), he passed his CGC test. He is now an official Canine Good Citizen registered through the AKC!! Kudos to Daltrey and the MABBR volunteers who knew he had the potential to be more than just a pretty face.

American Pit Bull Terrier

A.K.A. : Pit Bull Terrier, Pitbull, Pit bull, Pit, Pit Terrier, Staffordshire Fighting Dog, Bull Baiter Dogs, Yankee Terrier, Rebel Terrier
Overview: The American Pit Bull was originally bred for dog fighting and gained a reputation as a vicious animal. Can be a loyal and affectionate pet when trained and socialized properly.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): 22-110 Most common: 35-55
Height (in): 18-22
Colors: Any color or combination of white, red, brown, black, gray
Coat: Its coat is thick, short and shiny.
Character: The American Pit Bull is intelligent, loyal and affectionate. If not properly trained, can be dominant and aggressive.
Temperament: The temperament of the American Pit Bull depends largely on the training and socialization the animal receives. In the hands of an experienced trainer, they can be socialized to be good pets. May not do well with other pets or strangers.
Care: This breed is easy to groom. They need to be bathed regularly and brushed occasionally.
Training: American Pit Bulls should be owned and trained by people experienced with this breed or other aggressive breeds.
Activity: American Pit Bulls need regular exercise, both in fenced yards and walks with a leash.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: hip dysplasia, heart disease and cataracts
Life Expectancy: 10-13

More About American Pit Bull Terrier Breed
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Josie

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Josie is a true tomboy. She’s spunky and loves a good romp with her dog friends as much as she loves a good cuddle. This gorgeous little girl is packed full of energy and even after a day at day care with her equally energized doggy friends, she’s still ready for round 2 with her foster brothers who don’t share her enthusiasm quite so much. She’s smart a whip although she doesn’t always like to do what she’s told. There’s lots of puppy left in this little one year old gem. She likes to give hugs and is very gentle when she puppy nips so we think little humans are a definite option in her future. We think Josie would do well in a home that’s very active with an equally active doggy buddy. She’ll zip around the yard like she just got shot out of a rocket and then she’s content to chew on a stick. She’s an avid fan of the outdoors and can easily entertain herself with the right toy. After spending 4 months in a shelter in a town that doesn’t allow dogs that look like her, she’s ready to settle into a place she can call home.
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      Knox

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). "Are they going to like me? Oh.....I don't think they are going to like me. Do you think they'll want to adopt me?" One look into those kind, soulful eyes and we think you will. Meet Knox! Just a little under a year old, he's a handsome, shy guy that is growing braver with each day and new adventure. Long sniffs in the woods make his tail wag. He needs to learn about the world and it's obvious he cannot wait to know what the good life is. He has a playful side and enjoys playing with his foster sister who likes to be the boss. He isn't picky in regards to food or treats and he has already caught on that he has his dish and his foster sister has hers. While at home you may find him sleeping in bed or chewing on his toys entertaining himself, he likes the company of humans but doesn't need to follow you all over as long as he knows you are there. We are currently working on acceptance that his human may need to be away from time to time. He would be a great dog if you work from home or can take him to work with you. He is perfectly content as long as you are near.
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      Harper

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Harper got her wings from the angels above. A delightful girl with a dance in her step, a quiet demeanor and a yearning for a family to call her own. She gets quite the raves from the folks at the boarding facility. She’s always up for a leisurely stroll or a car ride to a new adventure. She minds her p’s and q’s and never misses an opportunity for a snuggle. Little dogs are not her favorite and she does best with older kids.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Scoop

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Scoop is a firecracker in a small package. A super sweetheart with the kids who wants nothing more than to play. He needs a little work on his manners with other dogs but what he lacks in manners he more than makes up for in the love department. He’s an adorable, goofy little ball of muscle. For more info on this little gem, e-mail us at mabbr@mabbr.org.
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      Tully

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Tully came to MABBR from an area dotted with BSL. When he arrived at his foster home, he was very thin and shy. He soon learned that life had taken a turn for him and became a sweet, snuggly, playful boy. At a year old, he is very much a pup who is at home relaxing, playing with his foster fur siblings, camping, or curling up to snuggle with his foster parents while they enjoy a good book. He is good with other dogs (smaller and larger), cats and older children (youngest kid-tested is about 7 yrs old). Tully can be very energetic when his people are, but easily redirects that energy. He is good about settling down, especially after a high energy activity like walking, running, hiking or bringing in the groceries. Tully is very people oriented and wants to spend as much time with his humans. His favorite activities are stealing his foster siblings’ chew toys, napping, snuggling, anything outside and treat time. He will make a wonderful companion for any family and will integrate easily into a home with dogs. He is very treat motivated and learning tricks quickly.
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      Zachariah

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). We think Zach is around 3 years old. He’s a playful, sweet and generous guy who is quick to share his love with anyone and everyone. He’s an agreeable boy who is very settled in a home environment. No housebreaking necessary, already crate trained and knows a few tricks of his own. So far Zach hasn’t met a dog he didn’t like but has come into contact with a few who didn’t like him but he didn’t let that deter him from being his happy, confident self. Zach is a dog you have to meet in person. He’s a low rider with coloring that reminds us of autumn leaves. His raccoon tail is unique and he uses his permanent boo boo face to his fullest advantage. Always up for a car ride and a new adventure.
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      Harlem

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). We are welcoming Harlem (originally known as Gypsy) back to MABBR. She was originally adopted out in 2011 when she was 12 weeks old. Due to a divorce in the family, they were no longer able to keep her. Mellie, a former MABBR alumni and Harlem’s mom, have been reunited after 4 years. This is what we know about Harlem so far: She is beautiful! Incredibly sweet. Loves car rides. She is outstanding on her leash. She does not pull at all and even looks back at you while she is walking – we love that. Harlem received a lot of attention while we were walking and greeted everyone, including small children, very well. Harlem lived with six children, the youngest being two years old. Harlem’s former family says she does well with the kids and that they trusted her with them and don’t worry about her being snippy or corrective. We will update as we get to know our girl again.
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      Louise

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Louise (along with 8 other babies) was born on May 25, 2014. MABBR was asked to take 6 of these little darlings by a fellow rescuer, and once we saw their pictures and heard their story, it was hard to say no. Louise has really blossomed into a fun and spunky young pup. She loves going for walks, playing with her foster siblings, and napping on the couch. Louise is food motivated and a quick learner. She already has several basic obedience commands under her belt! Louise is kid-friendly, housebroken, crate-trained, fully vaccinated, spayed, and microchipped.
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