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SHONA - Pit Bull Terrier (medium coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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Organization Name: Animal Friends, Inc.
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Female Female
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SHONA

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 04/15/2017
Location: Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA
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Coat Length Medium
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Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** Our brindle baby, Shona, came to Animal Friends as transfer from another shelter. She is friendly with people and loves to be near them, but she doesn''t appear to be a big fan of cuddling right now. Shona loves her food and toys, but she can be a little possessive with them so she will need to go to an adult-only home with patient guardians who understand her needs. And although this energetic little girl has been very playful with other dogs, she can have a rowdy playing style with her canine comrades. Shona CANNOT live with cats. But if she can find a home with another fun-loving dog, she would be over the moon! ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.

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 Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      SAPPHIRE

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** This little gem arrived at Animal Friends after being transferred from another shelter. Although Sapphire was very timid when she first arrived at the shelter, she has made steady progress with the help of volunteers and staff members. She is still cautious with new people, but she can warm up quickly when given the opportunity to approach visitors on her own terms. Once Sapphire is comfortable, she loves to play fetch or playfully gnaw on her favorite squeaky toy. Sapphire needs to go to an Adult Only home WITHOUT cats! This animal has been lovingly named by South Fayette Middle School Lion Hearts Community Service Club via our Kind Kids Program. Someone believes in Sapphire so much that they have sponsored her adoption, so she is truely priceless! ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.
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    • Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      JAXON

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      Breed: Bulldog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bulldog (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I''d like you to know that I''m up to date on all my shots, microchipped, and I''ve already been spayed or neutered. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. I need to go to a home that has experience with Bully Breeds. I am a social guy that needs to go to an ADULT ONLY home with NO other animals! Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let''s sit down together! ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      AXEL

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** Axel made his way to Animal Friends after being transferred from another shelter. He is a very friendly young dog with lots of energy. With his rambunctious personality, Axel can get a little mouthy during playtime and tends to jump when he gets excited. Because of this, Axel cannot go home with children younger than 8 and cannot live with dogs or cats. ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.
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    • Beagle-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      MALLORY

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      Breed: Beagle-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Beagle / Mixed (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I''d like you to know that I''m up to date on all my shots, microchipped, and I''ve already been spayed or neutered. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. I am shy and nervous gal that would prefer to go home with another dog. I am flight risk, I am required to go to an ADULT ONLY home! Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let''s sit down together! ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      MISS GINGER

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I''d like you to know that I''m up to date on all my shots, microchipped, and I''ve already been spayed or neutered. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. I am a shy lady and so I need to home with children 13 and over. I cannot go home with cats. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you''re looking for. We can discuss whether you''re looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an `only pet` or a furry `sibling` for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let''s sit down together! ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      PRINCESS

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I''d like you to know that I''m up to date on all my shots, microchipped, and I''ve already been spayed. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. I would do best in a home with children ages 10 and over. I cannot go home with cats. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you''re looking for. We can discuss whether you''re looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an `only pet` or a furry `sibling` for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let''s sit down together! ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      STAN

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** This stunningly handsome boy is Stan, who came to Animal Friends from a hoarding situation in September of 2015. The dog warden rescued Stan with his mom and other siblings who were all living in squalid conditions. Stan had never been socialized with people as a puppy and unfortunately had not been exposed to indoor living. Therefore, Stan is initially very fearful of new people, noises and surroundings. Because of this, Stan needs to go to a home with only adults, and WITHOUT cats. It took over six months of dedicated and patient work from staff and volunteers to win Stan over and teach him how to trust. Even with those he knows, Stan is still very nervous and timid. He needs an extremely patient and understanding owner who is willing to put in the time and effort needed for Stan to come out of his shell. Unlike some of the other dogs he came in with, Stan is confident in himself and so when afraid he barks at whatever it is that is scaring him instead of hiding. This can be intimidating but is manageable. Probably due to his previous living situation, Stan guards his food and toys. He will trade for toys, which is a great step, but gets very uncomfortable with people when he is eating. Stan will most likely never be a dog who tolerates parties or group gatherings, and because he has lived most of his life outside, he lacks a lot of skills that you and I might assume a dog should know. Patience and consistency will be key to his success in a home! This handsome boy deserves a loving forever home, and has waiting a long time to be ready for one! If you think Stan might be a good fit for you, please stop by Animal Friends today to talk to an Adoption Counselor about meeting him! Someone believes in Stan so much that they have sponsored his adoption, so he is truely priceless! ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.
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    • Collie Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      SIMON

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      Breed: Collie
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Collie (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** Simon has been through more hardships than any animal should have to go through. He was rescued from a hoarding situation by our Humane Investigations team and has had to work hard to trust people again. Because these sweet dogs have never lived inside, they are very timid and nervous around most people. Many of them will need to go to a very patient home that is understanding of their circumstances. He would do best in an ADULT ONLY home and cannot live with cats. These pups are certainly beautiful and worth the time and effort to help them continue to grow more trusting of people. If you are looking to give a gorgeous dog the second chance it truly deserves, visit Animal Friends today and ask our Adoptions Team about meeting Simon! ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      PEEWEE

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I''d like you to know that I''m up to date on all my shots, microchipped, and I''ve already been neutered. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. PeeWee has a zest for life and is always excited to get out and about. He loves people and loves to give kisses even more. He would want to be the only pet in the home and would enjoy the company of kids 12 years or older. PeeWee will need to go home with a family that can keep him busy but will also provide lots of calm, well-deserved snuggle time. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let''s sit down together! ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      SYDNEY

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Catahoula Leopard Dog Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I'd like you to know that I've already been spayed or neutered. At Animal Friends, dogs and cats also leave fully up-to-date on shots and microchipped. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you're looking for. We can discuss whether you're looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an "only pet" or a furry "sibling" for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let's sit down together! ***************************************************** Hi! Thanks for giving me some attention! I''d like you to know that I''m up to date on all my shots, microchipped, and I''ve already been spayed or neutered. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. Sydney would do best in an adult only home and cannot live with cats. Sydney would do best in a home that is comfortable working with guarding behaviors. Please ask to meet with an adoption counselor, so we can be properly introduced and talk about what kind of pet you''re looking for. We can discuss whether you''re looking for a lap pet or a social butterfly, an `only pet` or a furry `sibling` for kids or other animals. Best of all, by adopting from Animal Friends, you make it possible for them to rescue and care for another pet who truly needs help. So, what are you waiting for? Let''s sit down together! ***************************************************** To learn more about Animal Friends or view adoptable dogs, cats and rabbits, visit www.ThinkingOutsideTheCage.org. Animal Friends is located at 562 Camp Horne Road in the North Hills, just .5 miles from Exit 15 off of I-279N. For details or directions, call 412.847.7000.
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