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1703-0054 Medicine - American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-519325
Times Ad Viewed: 83 times
Date Listed: 05/27/2017
Date Expires: 18 days from now

verified Rescue Information

Organization Name: Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
USA
USA


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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

1703-0054 Medicine

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Tan/Yellow/Fawn with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 05/27/2017
Location: Virginia Beach, VA 23451
USA
USA
Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered No
Behavioral Characteristics
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Thank you for your interest in our adoptable animals. If you would like more information about this pet, see the Shelter information below. We would love to help you rescue a perfect pet! Medicine is an adolescent pit mix that oozes puppy energy out of every inch of his adorable little body. He will be needing a family with patience and the willingness to train him up in the way that all puppies need to be trained to become balanced adults. Medicine is a smart boy. He seems to be house trained and he knows the sit command very well. Other than that, he's pretty much a blank slate waiting for someone to help him write his story. If you are looking for a bouncy boy that loves to do zoomies and is super excited about each and every new thing he encounters then please take a few minutes and come meet Medicine. If you have a dog at home and are interested in this guy then please bring them along with you to make sure they will get along. Also, I would think that he would be best suited to a home without small children as he's pretty much a child himself and isn't really good about controlling his bursts of energy, you know, a lot like any human toddler, only this guy has a mouth full of brand new teeth that he's not quite sure what to do just yet. I was working with him today on taking treats nicely. He has got some maturing to do, but like I said, he's a smart boy and with a dedicated family he will become a great family dog in time. Thanks for considering adoption from Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, 341 S Birdneck Road. Stop by soon and ask to meet Medicine and see what you think about adding a pup with a big personality to your family! Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center has wonderful pets available for adoption. As of December 6, all animals are now at the new shelter at 341 Birdneck Road. The former shelter on Leroy Drive is now closed. If you have lost a pet, please visit the shelter in person and often as lost animals arrive everyday. Contact Information: Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, 341 Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Phone 757-385-4444 (x 2) NOTE: In order to help process your request for information faster, please refer to the animal's intake number, shown next to the photo, rather than the name. This will assist us in locating the information about the animal you are referring to. All our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations and if unaltered, the animal will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption. You do not have to be a resident of Va. Beach to adopt a pet. Please visit these wonderful animals 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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