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Organization Name: Ring Dog Rescue
Location: Richmond, VA
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Female Female
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Georgia

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 03/19/2016
Location: Richmond, VA 23228
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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
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Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Georgia was rescued from a rural shelter along with her single puppy. This beauty is stunning. She is housebroken and crate trained and has adjusted well to her new life. She could work on her leash skills, but is eager to please, so I have no doubt she will pick that up quickly. This girl is a whole lot of dog and would do best in a home as an only dog, but don't let that stop you from considering her...she will be all the dog you'll ever need if you'll give her a chance. If you are interested in adopting Georgia, please fill out an application today!

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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  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
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      Breed: Labrador Retriever
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier. Location: Rocky Mount, VA I’m Gavin, a really great guy and a pleasure to have around. I’m a moderately big fella, somewhere around 65lbs. I like to play and can play hard but I also like to chill out for hours at a time on the couch, preferably with my head in your lap. I’m mostly housetrained with only an occasional accident here and there. All of our animals have a lifetime commitment. If for any reason, the adoption does not work out, the cats and dogs are to come back to FCHS, which is a NO kill facility. The adoption fees help cover a portion of the care provided to the animals. Please visit our website under adoptable pets for a range of adoptions fees. All pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, heartworm tested (dogs) and placed on preventative, microchipped, and more. You can find our adoption application at www.plannedpethoodrockymount.com/adoption.html. Applications or questions can be emailed to adoptions@plannedpethoodrockymount.com. Please email for faster response or come on by during our business hours. Please do not call, this may cause delay because we receive a high volume of calls each day and operate with a small staff. Please submit your application once you see a pet you are interested in. Adoption Center hours are Tuesday - Friday 12-6 and Saturday 11-4. Franklin County Humane Society 18401 Virgil Goode Highway Rocky Mount, VA 24151 540-489-3491
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      Tux in Empor...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. Location: Emporia, VA Tux was at an animal shelter for 15 months and we rescued him. He has waited so long for a family to adopt him. Tux is 2 years old, leash and crate trained. He has a very gentle soul. Tux is very smart and learns quickly. Tux enjoys long walks and playtime with his buddies. He does great with female dogs. He has done good with some male dogs too. You will fall in love with him if you meet him like we did.❤ Contact Kelly today at (434) 594-1292 or luv4pawz@yahoo.com ​ Luv4Paws Rescue 552 N. Main St Emporia, VA 23847
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      Boofus

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Quen with Pi...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. Quen is a pittie boy about 3 years old and around 60lbs. Quen is an active guy who needs an adopter that understands the importance of continuing training! Quen loves to play fetch and go on adventures. He loves to snuggle and play dress up. Quen loves to have a routine and is a very fast learner. Quen has a huge fan club and comes with petsitting for life:) He is already neutered, up to date on vaccines, and has a microchip. Check out Quen's very own instagram page @quenstagrams !! Quen is receiving obedience training at a Virginia correctional center. To learn more about the Pen Pals program, please visit our website at www.fetchacure.com. If you are interested in adopting, please visit our website, click on the "Pen Pals" tab, fill out the application under "Adoption Process" (scroll down to bottom) and fax it to 804-525-2193 or email it to emily@fetchacure.com.
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      Rosie

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Marco in Cha...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
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      Louie in Atl...

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      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
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      Ada in Glen ...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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