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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

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Date Listed: 12/28/2015
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Organization Name: Castaway Pet Rescue, Inc.
Location: Round Lake Beach, IL
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Linus

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/28/2015
Location: Round Lake Beach, IL 60073
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Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

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

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Chocolate Labrador Retriever (short coat). Linus is a 6 years young pit mix. He is a gentle giant that is looking for a loving forever home. His size may be big...but his heart is bigger!!! He just wants to be close to you and share your life with you. He has lived with children and is very good with them, but would prefer older children that have less energy like him. He has lived with another dog in the past, but now in his life he would prefer ALL of your attention and really doesn't want to share his time that he has with you with another dog. He is looking for a big fenced in yard that he can run and play in. He loves to relax in the grass on a beautiful day. He will play ball with you all day, if you let him. He would also love a nice couch to curl up on with you and a big bed to share with you. Linus is not a barker...he will cry or yawn, but he just doesn't like to bark. Linus, by far is an amazing dog that has so much to offer and is hoping to find his forever home. Currently living in Oak Lawn, IL If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation is $250 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated. Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424. To help reduce the financial and health risk, this dog also comes with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance. For more information please visit www.sheltercare.com or call 1-866-375-PETS.

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 Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

      Tessa

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      Breed: American Bulldog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog (short coat). Meet Tessa, a two and a half year old American Bulldog!! Tessa's name should be Velvet because her fur is just that! She's young, spunky, and full of life and personality- and those eyes just make you want to kiss and hug her. Tessa is an owner relinquish- she was given to Castaway due to her owner's health problems. Prior to relinquish, she remained in the same home since she was a Pup. The owners had five children of varying ages, and cats. Her current foster home has cats which she loves to chase and play with. Tessa would best be suited in a home where she is the only dog. This dog is energetic and true to the nature of American Bulldogs- friendly, smart, yet protective of her family, yard and home. It is recommended that Tessa be placed into a home that has prior experience with American Bulldog or other types of larger Working dog experience.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

      Hank

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Smooth Collie / Shepherd / Mixed (medium coat). Meet Hank! He's a sophisticated gentleman, meaning he's fully potty trained, crate trained and has overall good manners. He is very affectionate and loves to be near his people. He has the most beautiful soft fur and will let you pet him for days. His fur is what leads us to believe he may be a collie mix, but we are unsure of his mix. He is very submissive and playful with the other dogs in the house and he has even met a cat. The cat batted him when he approached and that was the end of his interest in the cat. He does seem to prefer women to men, but given a little bit of time to warm up, he will give a man kisses too. He loves to fetch toys and roll over for belly rubs. He rides great in the car. Hank would do well as an only dog or with another playful dog. If you think you could be the perfect match, please fill out our adoption application today. ~~If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation is $250 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay/neuter if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated Foster Home Location: Skokie, IL Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424. To help reduce the financial and health risk, this dog also comes with 30 days of pre-paid pet health insurance. For more information please visit www.sheltercare.com or call 1-866-375-PETS.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Miniature Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

      Bruno

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Miniature Bull Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Miniature Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Bruno is a special boy who will need a special owner to meet his special needs. He is a 6-year old paraplegic pitbull mix who has partial back legs. Bruno gets around well using a ‘drag bag’ and has his own set of wheels and is unaware of his disability. He is convinced he is the same as any other dog and acts like any other dog…although you will most likely find he is the happiest dog you have ever met. He gets along well with dogs and wants to play and has lived with cats. He may knock over small children as he is exuberant and does not go through life at a low speed when he is moving about. He does require time and devotion to care for as he is incontinent and has ‘sensitive’ skin. He is well behaved and patient during diaper changing time. Bruno holds a special place in the hearts of all the people he has touched. We all want what is best for him and we want to make sure he goes to a home who can provide for all of his special needs. Castaway has invested a lot of time and resources into getting Bruno to the point where he can find his forever home. We'd love to find a family to keep us in the loop of how he is doing. If you are interested in adopting, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation is $250 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay and 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated Foster Home Location: Libertyville, IL Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424.
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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

      Azzuri

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Hound / Mixed (short coat).
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

      Porkchop

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) / Mixed (short coat). Porkchop was rescued from a hoarding case in December of 2013 and is STILL waiting for his forever home. He was rescued from an owner that had over 30 small dogs - many of them being severely ill, malnourished and under socialized -in a small studio apartment. Porkchop has is about 5-6 years old and had not had nearly any human interaction before he was rescued by us. When he first arrived in our care, he trembled in the presence of humans and hid in a corner. We were unable to pick him up or handle him without experienced help. But, with the constant work and support from several foster homes, Porkchop has been making tremendous progress! He gets along GREAT with other dogs, and would probably do well in a home with other dogs and/or cats to make him feel more secure. His foster mom can now successfully leash him and take him or a walk, pick him up and sit with him on the couch, and pet him. He is trained to go potty on puppy training potty pads indoors, and will also go outside (we let him out in a fenced in backyard). He is still very shy and will most likely be that way for the rest of his life, but with a loving owner that he can trust, he will slowly begin to come out of his shell. Watching him grow and experience new things is extremely rewarding. Please consider adding this little man to your home; he is one of our favorites! For updates on his progress, visit "The Adventures of Porkchop" on Facebook! If you are interested in adopting Porkchop, please go to our website at www.castawaypetrescue.org and fill out an adoption application. An adoption counselor will contact you. Please bring any dogs, children, and decision makers to your appointment. Be prepared to adopt and take your new family member home that day if we have a match. Please note that adoption counselors will only know of your interest if you submit an application. They do not see emails sent to the administration email account. The adoption counselor can answer your questions when they call after receiving your application. Please remember we are an all volunteer organization. Minimum Adoption Donation is $250.00 (includes deworming, microchip with free registration, age appropriate vaccinations, spay if performed by our vet, 30 days of health insurance). Any donation above the minimum is appreciated Our organization uses 24PetWatch microchips, which include free registration into the 24PetWatch pet recovery service. For more information visit www.24petwatch.com or call 1-866-597-2424
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