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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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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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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

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    • Treeing Walker Coonhound Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      PRESLEY

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      Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Treeing Walker Coonhound (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. Presley is a perfect gentleman who came to Animal Friends as a transfer from another shelter. While he is a very friendly boy, Presley is not overly social and can be a bit timid at times. Presley has done well interacting with other dogs during playgroups and could live with another dog but isn''t very fond of cats or rabbits. This handsome guy is searching for a family with children who are 13 years or older. Since he can be vocal when he''s excited, apartment living might not be the best fit for Presley. He has lots of energy to burn, so he would love to find a family that can keep him active. If you''d like to learn more about Presley, give us a call or stop by to meet him today! 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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    • 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! ***************************************************** Meet Jaxon or, Lumber-Jaxon, as his friends like to call him. He loves to be the center of attention! You will find Jaxon doing yoga stretches and rolling around in the grass when on walks. He''s a good fit for an adult-only household who has previous Bulldog experience due to his strength, persistence and jumpiness. Jaxon also is not a fan of other animals, so he must be the ONLY ANIMAL in the home. His new home should understand that force-free training methods are extremely effective in teaching him what you want him to learn. Jaxon would also benefit from enrichment activities that will allow him to exhaust some of his energy. ***************************************************** 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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    • Miniature Pinscher-Welsh Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      BIANCA

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher-Welsh Terrier Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Welsh 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. This pretty girl was found as a stray before being brought to Animal Friends. She was adopted but sadly came back after her adopter was moving and couldn''t take her with them. Now, this young lady is looking for a place to call home. She can be shy ad a bit fearful in new situations, but with patience and lots of treats, Bianca will warm up to you! She loves to interact with people - it just needs to be on her terms at first. An ideal home for Bianca would be one with only adults where she will be the only pet. If you think you could give Bianca the loving home she deserves, come to Animal Friends and meet her today! 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

      TOMMY

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      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 or neutered. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. I am a high energy and active guy that still needs to learn manners. I need to go a home with children older than 12. I CANNOT live other dogs or cats. 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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    • Collie-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      SLOANE

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      Breed: Collie-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Collie / 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! ***************************************************** Sloane 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 he has never lived inside, he is very timid and nervous around most people. He will need to go to a very patient home that is understanding of his circumstances. He would do best in an ADULT ONLY home. Sloane is absolutely beautiful and worth the time and effort to help him continue to grow more trusting of people. Sloane must go in to a home that already has another dog but he cannot live with cats. 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 Sloane! ***************************************************** 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

      STEFFAN

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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! ***************************************************** Steffan 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. Steffan would do best in a calm settled home with people that are comfortable working with fearful dogs with children older than 15. Steffan is required to go home with another confident dog.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 Steffan! ***************************************************** 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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    • Plott Hound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      ANGELA

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      Breed: Plott Hound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Plott Hound / 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! ***************************************************** Angela is an active and incredibly smart girl who loves to play games that put her brain to work. A family that will be committed to positive reinforcement training methods and will keep her mind busy would be a great fit for Angela. Because she''s a strong and bouncy girl, Angela would be better suited for an adult-only home. She could benefit from having patient human companions to help her learn to channel her enthusiastic personality. She would also love to have a canine companion with a similar play style who can help her burn off some of her energy. ***************************************************** 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 Shorthaired Pointer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      BUCK

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      Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shorthaired Pointer / 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 neutered. All I need now is to find someone who will love me. I need to go to an experienced dog owner home, that is used to high energy and active dogs. No first time dog owners need apply! I would highly benefit from manners classes. I would do best in a home with children 12 years and older and I CANNOT go home with cats! 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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    • Bloodhound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      RANGER

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      Breed: Bloodhound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bloodhound / 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! ***************************************************** Ranger was originally found as a stray before making his way to Animal Friends. During his time here, he''s slowly gained more confidence, but would prefer a home with someone who can be patient with him and allow him to adjust at his own pace. He''s not a fan of cats or rabbits but Ranger would be a good fit for a family with another dog and children who are 13 years or older. An active family who spends plenty of time outside could be the perfect match! Someone loves Ranger so much they have sponsored adoption fee! ***************************************************** 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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    • Bullboxer Pit Dog For Adoption in Pittsburgh, PA, USA

      JOLLY

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      Breed: Bullboxer Pit
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Boxer / 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! ***************************************************** Jolly is a Pit Bull Terrier and Boxer mix. He''s gentle and quite the gentleman, but don''t let his age fool you as he still has the energy of a youngster. He loves treats and walks nicely on leash. He would do best in a home with children 12 and older and should be the only pet. He wants your love all to himself. Though he is a bit concerned about his surroundings at times, he may enjoy nice walks in the park. He will do well in a home where he can learn using positive reinforcement training methods and where he can exercise his brain. If Jolly seems like a good fit for your home, stop in and see him today. Someone believes in Jolly so much that they have sponsored her 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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