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Donovan - American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
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
Nickname:

Donovan

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Kansas City, MO 64141
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Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA
Physical Attributes
Eye Color Copper
Ear Type Droopy
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level High
Activity Level Highly Active
Exercise Needs High
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Recently taken off of a chain out of a backyard in a town with BSL, this young hunk is Donovan! He’s so grateful to be out of the heat without food and water, and is now safe, but needs a foster to learn how to be a companion dog. He’s around a year old, very sweet, social and absolutely stunning.

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

      Bruce

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Bruce is a dog who is impossible to meet without falling in love! He is a big-headed, big-hearted, sweet and loyal guy. Bruce was abandoned in a city park and spent several months fending for himself. He was frightened, lonely and in bad shape, but has since soaked up every bit of love like a sponge. He loves people with every fiber of his being and wants to lay his big soft head on your lap. He loves to go for walks, play in the yard and hang out with the other three dogs that live in his foster home. His very best animal friend is a Chihuahua, with whom he enjoys sleeping and licking, but he also loves to play tug of war with the big male dog that he lives with. He loves to play with people too, and squeaky toys are a special passion. He is perfectly potty-trained and doesn’t chew anything that isn’t his. Bruce needs a home with people who want to spend a lot of time with him. His sun rises and sets in his human companions. He has lots of energy and needs daily exercise to burn it off. Bruce loves the kiddos but cats are a no-go for him.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Daltrey

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      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.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Maggie

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Maggie was abandoned in her own backyard. Her owner went to jail leaving no one to care for her. Luckily, concerned neighbors stepped in and a fellow rescuer who lived nearby went to meet Maggie. She took her home for a day and watched her interact with her dogs and cats. She was open to her new doggy friends and curious and gentle with the cats. These two things alone can open so many doors for a rescue dog so we agreed to take her into our program. After a trip to the vet, we were told she had heartworms which means she had been living outside for the majority of her life. Despite this, Maggie is a loving and snuggly girl living with two other female dogs and the resident cat. She's not a very big girl so if petite and cuddly is your thing, Maggie is the perfect girl for you!!!
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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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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Nugs

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). I got adopted by a really nice guy back in 2007. But because of hard times, he felt it was in my best interest to return me to MABBR. Luckily, there was a foster home waiting for me and now I live with 3 other dogs. I didn’t get a lot of time with other dogs as I was growing up so my friend skills need work. I want to be friends but I’m just not sure how to go about it. It didn’t take us long to figure out how this little guy pulled the heartstrings of the ones who work with so many dogs that have so little time. He is a charmer. He is an active man and loves to snuggle. He’s a talker and loves to play with his toys. But mostly he thinks he’s a big lap dog. He’s got some minor skin issues that we’re working on but other than that, he’s a healthy 10 year old kid. Nugs walks well on leash and has been outstanding at the events he has attended.
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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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