Leo - Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

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Organization Name: Adopt-A-Dog, Inc.
Location: Armonk, NY 10504
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(914) 273-1674


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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Leo

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Brown/Chocolate with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 06/18/2016
Location: Armonk, NY 10504
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
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 / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Adopt-A-Dog Shelter (adoptions@adoptadog.org), (914) 273-1674 for more information about this pet. Meet Leo! Leo is an active, 2 year old Pitbull who was found wandering around the Saw Mill Parkway by a Good Samaritan. Leo first arrived at our shelter severely emaciated, weighing in at only 45 pounds. Leo is not at a healthy weight of 65 pounds! He enjoys going on car rides, going swimming and going for walks. He is one of the most obedient dogs here at our shelter. Leo is not only knows his basic commands (sit, down, stay, leave it, out) but he is also working on his advanced obedience (climb, place, heel). He has shown a tendency to guard certain items and has been in a training program to help manage this. Leo has a lot of love to give to a family so please consider adopting him today! For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org

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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

      Panda

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Armonk, NY
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Adopt-A-Dog Shelter (adoptions@adoptadog.org), (914) 273-1674 for more information about this pet. Meet Panda! Panda is a stunning, bubbly, and loving example of the pitbull breed! She is very playful and enjoys running in the snow and taking long walks with her people! She is too smart and energetic for a kennel environment and she deserves a family that has the time and love to give her the life she deserves. Panda’s history is unknown, since she was found in a crate in an abandoned house in Philadelphia. After being bounced around once the shelter housing her closed down, she came to stay with us at Adopt-A-Dog. While most dogs first arriving at our shelter are nervous or scared, Panda was the opposite. She immediately befriended every new person she met, and even rolled over for belly rubs! Since she has been with Adopt-A-Dog, she has learned many things, like how to play with toys, walk well on leash, and perform basic obedience commands. She does play well with some other dogs, but because she can be selective about her play mates, we are looking to place her as an only pet. She would do well in a adult only home in a family that is searching for a dog to love, play with, and enjoy with a smile! For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org
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    • Bullypit Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

      Petey

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      Breed: Bullypit
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Armonk, NY
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Adopt-A-Dog Shelter (adoptions@adoptadog.org), (914) 273-1674 for more information about this pet. Meet Petey! Petey is what every dog should be: loyal, loving, and everyone’s best friend. His heart is as big as his handsome blocky head, and all he asks for in return for a lifetime of loyalty is an occasional hug. As a pup, Petey arrived at a firehouse, shut down and wounded physically and emotionally with an unknown, but clearly sad history. One of the firemen took him home and for 5 years Petey knew the love of a family. He lived with another dog and several children, always there for his family when they needed him. Due to personal problems his family could no longer keep him, and he was brought to Adopt-A-Dog in hopes that we could find him a new family to love. Petey would do best in a home as an only pet, with older children, in a family that will adore him. He loves long walks, naps on the couch, and hugging his people with a big doofy grin on his face. This low maintenance mush deserves another chance for love. For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

      Kirk

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Armonk, NY
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Meet Kirk! Captain Kirk's life has been quite an adventure. We are not sure what his younger life was like, but when he was about 2 years old he ended up at the Yonkers Animal Shelter. There he was adored by staff and volunteers alike and was well cared for. After some time there he still had not found a home and the volunteers put their heads together to come up with a plan to get him adopted. They decided to raise money and send him to a trainer, hoping that once he was fully trained, a family would want to take him home! They raised the money and drove him to a trainer who had worked wonders with one of their previous dogs. They gave him lots of love as they said goodbye and they wished him well and good luck in finding a loving home. They assumed that while in training he would be loved and well cared for and they trusted that the trainer would be able to teach him all the skills needed to be the perfect family pet. Two years later the volunteers were told the trainer decided Kirk was unfit for adoption and they planned to euthanize him. The volunteers were confused, how could the sweet and lovable dog they knew be unfit for adoption? They decided they would not let him be euthanize and they asked Adopt-A-Dog to go see what was going on with Kirk. As soon as we saw the condition Kirk was in, we knew we had to help him. The trainer that was supposed to love and care for him had become ill and was not able to give Kirk the care he needed. Instead, they kept him in an outdoor yard where he received very little human interaction or affection. He was infested with fleas and developed flea dermatitis, losing a large amount of his hair, and went untreated for a very long time. The trainer ever admitted that one of his techniques for correction was to hit Kirk repeatedly with a cane. After several hours, we were able to convince them not to euthanize Kirk, and instead to give him to us. We have spent the past three months treating Kirk physically in addition to building his spirit back up. We believe he is now truly ready for a loving family to give him a happily ever after! He is not good with other animals, however he is in a training program with us to manage this behavior. Any family that is interested in adopting him, and receiving all the love, kisses and devotion he has saved up, will be given free training instruction for his life upon adoption. We want to make sure where Kirk goes next on his adventure, he gets everything he deserves and never has to know abuse or shelter life again. For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

      Ella

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Armonk, NY
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Please contact Adopt-A-Dog Shelter (adoptions@adoptadog.org), (914) 273-1674 for more information about this pet. Meet Ella! Sweet Ella is one amazing girl. We brought her in from Yonkers Animal Shelter where we quickly fell in love with her sweet nature. Ella prefers to be the only pet but she wants to be around as many people as possible. Due to kennel stress in Yonkers she was hurting herself and we need that Ella needed out as soon as possible. Once coming to us she was diagnosed with Mammary Carcinoma Grade 1 tumors which we had them get removed. Ella has quickly recovered and is now ready to become apart of a family like she truly deserves. Ella is an activate girl that loves a good game of fetch! A belly rub and a tennis ball is all you need to supply for her to fall deeply in love! For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org
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    • Beabull Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

      Barney

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      Breed: Beabull
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Armonk, NY
      Posted Breed: English Bulldog / Beagle / Mixed (medium coat). Please contact Adopt-A-Dog Shelter (adoptions@adoptadog.org), (914) 273-1674 for more information about this pet. Meet Barney! The first thing everyone notices about Barney is how goofy and adorable he is. He has the best qualities of a Beagle and a Bulldog, creating one perfect little nugget! There is nothing quite as uplifting as being created by this energetic boy, a toy in his mouth and a tail wagging so hard it makes his whole body wiggle. Unfortunately, Barney wasn’t always the handsome and obedient dog he is today. Barney was purchased from a pet store as an expensive “hybrid” Beabull dog to a family with several young toddlers. His family was promised a small dog that would be calm and easy to own. What they got instead was a 50 lbs. highly energetic and intelligent dog that didn’t want to be told what to do. Because he was so stubborn, his family let him get away with everything, instead of training him, and his behavioral problems became worse and worse until his family had to surrender him to our shelter at 10 months old. Almost 2 years later, Barney is unrecognizable from that puppy that was surrendered to our shelter. He is incredibly well mannered in the right hands. He has learned basic and advanced obedience training in addition to learning agility training and how to play appropriately with other dogs. He has come so far through our training program that we want to be sure that whoever adopts him will continue to help be the best dog he can be! Barney would do best in a home as an only pet to a local adult home that is willing to continue his training program. If you are this home, submit an application today! For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

      Parker

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Armonk, NY
      Posted Breed: Cattle Dog (short coat). Please contact Adopt-A-Dog Shelter (adoptions@adoptadog.org), (914) 273-1674 for more information about this pet. Meet Parker! Parker came to us from North Carolina during the summer and we were so excited to find this awesome dog a his forever home. We quickly noticed how much fun he was and loved getting him together with a few other dogs and watch Parker run circles around them. He loves to play fetch and like a true cattle dog can easily keep up on a really nice hike or run! We quickly adopted him out to a fantastic family that opened up their home and hearts to this beautiful boy. Once he was settled in they noticed some behaviors they needed help with so we quickly stepped in to help train Parker. After a few months of training we had to come to the tough decision that Parker was just not the right fit for this great family. While he was great with them for most of their time together, Parker is socially dominant. We believe he would be a great dog for a family without young children and who are open to learning the training we offer to make sure Parker can live the happiest life possible. Parker is house broken, crate trained, and very dog friendly. We have prepared Parker with the training needed and now we are looking for a family to take the tools we offer to continue his journey into becoming a great doggie citizen! For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org
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    • Rottweiler-American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

      Roxie

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      Breed: Rottweiler-American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Armonk, NY
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Rottweiler / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Adopt-A-Dog Shelter (adoptions@adoptadog.org), (914) 273-1674 for more information about this pet. Meet Roxie! Roxie is a lovable girl who enjoys doing anything and everything! She has lived a very sheltered life, but she is excited to explore everything the world has to offer with a new family! Roxie was a puppy bought from a backyard breeder to a family that had never owned a dog before. They didn't know much about caring for a dog. They did not exercise, play with, train, or even feed her properly, so when she arrived at Adopt-A-Dog she was skinny, full of pent up energy, and very jumpy. She didn't even know how to play with toys! In just a few weeks of consistent training, Roxie is already showing a huge improvement in her behavior! She is not jumping as much and is taking very well to basic obedience training. She is still working on learning to walk better on leash, but we have even seen improvement with that as well! She has learned how to play with toys and now gets regular exercise which helps her to relax throughout the rest of the day! Roxie would do best in an adult only home being the only pet. For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

      Meg

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Armonk, NY
      Posted Breed: Hound / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Adopt-A-Dog Shelter (adoptions@adoptadog.org), (914) 273-1674 for more information about this pet. Meet Meg! Everything about Meg is unique from her personality to her markings. She can be a little shy when being introduced to new situations but her safety is wiggling up to the closet person and show them affection. The best way to see her shine is showing her a tennis ball. Meg is a fetch master! She is very dog friendly and loves to run circles around her friends! We don’t know much about Meg’s previous life but we do know she did live with a family that had multiple young kids in the house. The family surrendered her after seeing how scared she was with so many young kids running around therefore we are looking to place Meg in an adult home where she can build her confidence and feel safe. Meg is great dog who is just waiting for her forever family to come get her! For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

      Rousey

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Armonk, NY
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Please contact Adopt-A-Dog Shelter (adoptions@adoptadog.org), (914) 273-1674 for more information about this pet. Meet Rousey! Rousey came to our shelter in December from Yonkers Animal Shelter, where she had been for over a year. This is an eternity in a city shelter. While there, she was not allowed toys or bedding and she was only brought outside 1-2 times a day by volunteers who loved her very much. Throughout all of that time and living in those conditions, Rousey never showed anything but love for the people around her. She soaked up any attention and belly rubs she could get and waited, knowing someday soon she would have a better life! Now that she is at our shelter, she is allowed toys, soft bedding, and she gets out of her kennel run much more often! Life is better for Rousey, but our shelter still is not a home, and that is what she needs and truly deserves. Rousey is very sweet and loves people, but she can be very toy obsessed, after not being allowed any for so long, so we are looking to place her in a home without children. For this reason we also would like to place her as an only pet, although on walks she is very polite when passing other dogs. She seems to possibly be housebroken and she is looking for a loving and understanding home to call her own, preferably somewhere with a comfortable bed to snuggle into! For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Armonk, NY

      Winston

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Armonk, NY
      Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Please contact Adopt-A-Dog Shelter (adoptions@adoptadog.org), (914) 273-1674 for more information about this pet. Meet Winston! Winston has been through a lot in his life and is so deserving of a forever home! We found Winston at a local municipal shelter where he had been living for months. He rarely got out of his kennel, and was not socialized with many new people. We decided to bring him to our shelter to try to give him a better quality of life while he waits for his perfect home to come along. Winston is incredibly loyal and loving to people he trusts, but it takes some time for him to build trust with a new person. He is definitely worth the effort because once he loves someone it is for life! There is nothing this boy loves more than to sit at the feet of his person and just relax in their presence. Winnie has been through strict obedience training and has excelled in the routine of training. He also thoroughly enjoys agility training and taking long walks. Whoever adopts this boy will need to have the dedication to commit to bonding with him and continuing his training so he can be the best dog he can be for the rest of his long and happy life. In a perfect world, he be the only pet in an adult only home, but he does have the potential to live with another easy-going female dog. For more information or to submit an application please visit adoptadog.org
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