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Vinny - Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Zionsville, IN, USA

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Organization Name: Every Dog Counts Rescue
Location: Zionsville, IN
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Vinny

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Zionsville, IN 46077
USA
USA
Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Zionsville, IN, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Hi! I'm Vincent, but you can call me Vinny. I was found near St. Vincent DePaul(get it?) in the spring. I was in pretty bad shape. I had been a stray for awhile and then someone decided to use me as a bait dog. I was covered in cuts and punctures and the tips of my ears are still gone. I was a sad sight. Then my foster mom saw me and fell in love. She scooped me up right away and got me to a vet and cleaned me up. Now I'm a healthy, energetic and very loving boy who wants a forever home! I get along with most female dogs, I don't like kitties and should be in a home with older kids (only because I am so wiggly). I love to run around and play and jump on the furniture. And when I really get going I even smile at you! Take me home and I'll show you my gorgeous smile! Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs.

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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    • Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Zionsville, IN, USA

      Margie

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Mixed (short coat). Margie is a sweetie! She is approximately 5 years old and a petite little lady, weighing 17 lb. Margie had a badly broken jaw when she came to EDCR. We tried several surgeries to try to get it to heal, but finally her bottom jaw had to be removed. She needs her food to be pureed so she can lick it up, but other than that she's a perfectly normal, happy little girl, who loves to cuddle! She is housetrained and friendly with other dogs. She'd make a wonderful companion! You bring the blender and she'll bring the love. :) Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Zionsville, IN, USA

      Angel

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Boxer (short coat). Angel is such a sweet girl! She was adopted in 2009 from EDCR but was returned to us through no fault of her own. She is approx 9 years old now and has developed hypothyroidism, but this condition is easily managed with an inexpensive medication. Angel is confused about why she lost her home and family, so we're hoping to find her a new foster or adoptive family quickly. Angel will go for walks if you like, but she's just as happy to relax on the couch. She gets along with other dogs who share her mellow demeanor. She is housetrained and knows basic commands. If you'd be willing to open your heart to Angel, as a foster or a new family member, please contact us! Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Bullmastiff Mix Dog For Adoption in Zionsville, IN, USA

      Molly

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Bullmastiff Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bullmastiff / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Hi! My name is Molly, but my foster mom calls me Molly Moo Cow. I am a big lover and like to think I can fit my whole big booty on your lap to snuggle. I am a very sweet girl who listens well to verbal commands (once I know them). I would love to have a home where I can play a little bit but for the most part be a couch potato. I am very loyal and smart. I like to act goofy and roll around on the couch. If you need a cuddle partner that can spoon with the best of them then I'm your girl! Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs.
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      Holly

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Holly is a 10-12 month-old sweetheart who loves to snuggle as much as she loves to play. Her foster family calls her 'Holly Jolly' because she's such a happy girl! Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs.
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    • Plott Hound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Zionsville, IN, USA

      Marin

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      Breed: Plott Hound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Plott Hound / Mixed (short coat). Sweet and silly Marin came to EDCR with a fractured spine. We were concerned that she would be paralyzed but with surgery and TLC from her foster dad Marin has made a great recovery. She now walks well, but she does have some permanent issues with fecal incontinence; this is manageable but will take a patient and understanding family. She is a social girl who loves to give kisses and play. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs.
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    • Noah - Beagle Dog For Adoption

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      Beagle Dog For Adoption in Zionsville, IN, USA

      Noah

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      Breed: Beagle
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Beagle. Noah is a sweet, easy-going guy. He is approximately 10 years old and he's smaller for a beagle - approx 20 lb. He gets along with everyone (people of all ages and other animals), and he is housetrained. He has a heart murmur but he is otherwise doing well. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Zionsville, IN, USA

      Phoebe

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier (short coat). Phoebe is a 6-8 year-old stout little tank, who just wants to be your best friend! She is a pretty mellow girl, but she loves to play ball on nice days. She can be a little shy when first meeting new people, but once you've earned her trust, you couldn't have a more loyal friend. This beautiful girl is surely someone's heart-dog... she's here waiting for you to find her! Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Zionsville, IN, USA

      Petey

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Petey is a 2-year-old happy guy, who reminds us all of his namesake from The Little Rascals! He is a medium-sized boy at 40 lb. He's a fun-loving guy who enjoys snuggling just as much as playing. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs.
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Zionsville, IN, USA

      Carmelo

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). Carmelo is a 1-year-old Chihuahua-mix (approx 10 lb.). He is a lovebug, but he's had his heart broken in the past, so he likes to take things slow when he meets new people. If you take the time to let him learn to trust you, he will reward you with his endless devotion. Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable so for most of the dogs we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label. Each dog in our rescue is in a loving foster home, where they can grow, play, and recover from their time spent on the streets or in a shelter. If you'd like to meet an adoptable dog, please fill out an application on our website, www.edcr.org. Because we are a foster home based rescue a completed adoption application is required to meet our adoptable dogs.
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