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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

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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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Roxie

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Red
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). This little spit fire was happy to meet us! She was saved from a rural shelter literally at the 11th hour and is certainly grateful for her second chance! She enjoyed her walk, but could use some work on the leash. However, she is housebroken and crate trained, and super smart. This pretty girl needs to be an only dog, but don't let that deter you...she is certainly all the dog you'll ever need. Could you be the lucky one to share your life with this beauty? If you are interested in adopting Roxie, 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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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Rocky

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Meet ROCKY! This handsome boy is sure to make you smile every day with his silliness, his wiggle butt and his soulful, warm eyes! He just turned 4 so he’s in the prime of his life! He’s housebroken, listens well and has good house manners except for the occasional counter surf! He has lived with other dogs and prefers non-confrontational dogs for his friends. He has lived with kids from toddler to teenager, but because he’s a solid boy and still acts like a puppy at times older kids would probably best. He loves showing off and will often dance around and jump for treats. He does prefer a cat free home. His favorite things are rolling up in blankets, car rides, belly rubs, giving kisses, long walks and just being close to you. Oh and toys, he loves playing with toys, especially ones that squeak! This sweet, funny boy is ready for a new beginning with a loving family to call his own! If you are interested in adopting Rocky, please fill out an application today!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Mishka

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Arial; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} My name is Mishka. In Russian, Mishka means cute and cuddly little bear, and my humans tell me I am just that! I wiggle my butt and nose dive into the arms of anyone that comes through the door. I love snuggling, romping around the yard and sunbathing as often as possible. I am completely house and crate trained, don’t jump on furniture, and know many commands. My humans say I am wonderful on a leash! I walk right by their side and have been working on ignoring the squirrels that try to bait me. I have a lot of pizzazz and like playing with my foster brother during the day and snuggling with him on a shared doggie bed at night. I also enjoy watching TV in the evenings. Whenever my humans turn on Planet Earth, I make sure I have front row viewing and tilt my head back and forth to make sure I can hear all the strange animal sounds. I have enjoyed the kids that I have met so far and sit nice for them so they can pet me. I am looking for a forever with humans that are active, but also like to hunker down and snuggle in the evenings. If you are interested in adopting Mishka, please fill out an application today!
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Puma in Will...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. Location: Williamsburg, VA Puma is a big hilarious love bug. He is so funny, you honestly can't be around him without laughing 90% of the time. He isn't the brightest bulb in the box, but that is part of his charm. He is just so happy about everything and loves, loves, loves attention. He is doing so amazing with his leash work. Puma is house and crate trained. He does not do well with male dogs and we haven't had him around small children, I don't think he would hurt them intentionally but he can be a bit bouncy. He listens really well and is just an all around wonderful big lug. You have got to meet this great guy! Contact Susan today at (757) 585-1063 or susan@bubble-buds.com ​ Animals Can't Talk
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Feisty in Ga...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. Location: Garner, NC Meet Feisty! She is a laid back girl, who is not much of a barker, but very protective of her person. Feisty knows basic commands and is very eager to please! She'd do well having some type of job and needs an owner with a firm hand. Sadly, her owners health has taken a turn and needs to find her and her other female pit bull, Diamond, new homes. Please contact Deneene today at (919) 559-8435 or deneenewilkerson@gmail.com.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Boofus

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Sweet Boofus is a 3 year big boy lab X. He is about 75lbs. Boofus has had a really rough go at life until Ring Dog Rescue brought him in. Prior to rescue he has spent his entire life tied to a tree in a small pen. Once Boofus joined us he had to go through heartworm treatment. Boofus recently finished his treatment and his crate rest. So now Boofus is trying really hard to learn leash manners and basic obedience. He is slowly being introduced to his four legged house mates and is doing well playing with his female pit bull friend. He doesn't read doggie language very well so his friend Lana is helping out and showing him the way. Boofus still has a way to go to get him use to being a companion and learn how Awesome it can be to be a inside dog. Boofus will need a patient and active family. If you are interested in adopting Boofus, please fill out an application today!
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Rosie

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Hound (short coat). Rosie had a rough time before she found her way to Ring Dog Rescue. She was adopted from a rural shelter where she got away from her adopter on the first day she was adopted and spent the next 9 months on the lam! She was finally caught and brought back to the shelter where an RDR volunteer could not bear to leave her there. Rosie has adjusted fabulously to living life on the inside! She loves the couch (can you tell?), her crate, and her foster family (human and canine). She is housebroken and a very quiet girl. She would do best in a calm quiet home that will allow her to bloom into her full potential without a specific timeline and a lot of expectations. In return she promises to love you unconditionally...a win win! If you are interested in Rosie, complete an application today!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Zoe in Glouc...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier. Location: Gloucester, VA Zoe is a spunky girl and would thrive in an active home that likes to run, play (especially with a soccer ball) and be in the great outdoors once she finishes up her heartworm program. She's a perfect size at just about 50 pounds and is exceptionally beautiful when her coat catches the right sunlight. Not only is she a looker, but Zoe is smart as a tack and is currently trying to figure out a way to get to the cookies in her treat dispensing ball more quickly. You'll never get bored of watching her figure solve a problem! ​If you think that Zoe would be the right fit in your family, or want to know more about her, please don't hesitate to contact us! Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society ​For more information please contact the Shelter Manager, Amanda Scott, at sheltermanager@gmhumanesociety.org or (804) 693-5520.
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    • American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Louie in Atl...

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      Breed: American Bulldog
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog. Louie is perhaps the sweetest dog you'll ever encounter. He loves all people, including children. He also loves to sleep in the bed, if you let him, and appreciates the occasional cheeseburger or chicken fingers from his favorite drive thru. Louie seems to think he's a cat and would gladly curl up in your lap, if you let him. Boarding with other dogs has really helped him socially. He had a girlfriend in boarding that was adopted, leaving Louie lonely for love again. As long as his adopters take it slow and supervise initially, Louie would quite enjoy a compatible dog companion. But, no cats please. Life as an only dog would be quite fine with Louie too; he would be happy to absorb all of the attention. Whomever gets this fine fellow will experience the great love of a wonderful companion. Louie is the best buddy anyone could ask for and begs you to consider picking him, as he so deserves a life in a loving home after patiently boarding so long. See all my videos at: http://bit.ly/Adopt-Louie This adoptable is not a Doggie Harmony animal, but a courtesy listing on behalf of the kind person who rescued and cares for this animal until it can find a forever home. There will likely be a fee to reimburse for the cost of its vetting/care; it will vary by rescuer/animal. Additionally, this rescuer will ask you to complete an application and allow a home visit to ensure pet is a good fit for your home/lifestyle. If you would like to proceed with the application, please click here and fill out our Adoption Application.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Howard in Ft...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (medium coat). Location: Ft Mitchell, KY I am a very sweet boy that loves to play with toys and other dogs! I came to the shelter almost completely naked but I have since grown all my hair back thanks to the shelter. Contact Ella today at ella.mobley@kentoncounty.org or (859) 356-7400 Kenton County Animal Shelter 1020 Mary Laidley Dr Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
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    • Mastiff Dog For Adoption in Richmond, VA, USA

      Mojo in Bump...

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      Breed: Mastiff
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Mastiff / Pit Bull Terrier. Location: Bumpass, VA Mojo is a giant snuggle buddy that loves playing with his foster canine siblings for short periods of time for he prefers to lay on the couch and be lazy. He is crate trained and house trained. He would do great in a home with no small children for he will just knock them down. He is working hard on his leash manners( he is a bit of a puller) and basic obedience. Contact Jessie today at (804) 316-0642 or boxerluv05@gmail.com
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