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

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Organization Name: Twenty Paws Rescue
Location: Brooklyn, NY 11224


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

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Brooklyn, NY 11224
Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY
Physical Attributes
Ear Type Natural/Uncropped
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Not Required
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required Any Type
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Species
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Even-Tempered
  • Goofy
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Hello! My name is Maverick, but my mom and dad call me fatty! I will answer to either or. I am 50 lbs of love! Please don’t be turned off by my scars, everyone calls them beauty marks once they actually look at them, They don’t hurt me or bother me at all, actually I love when my mom smooshes my fat cheeks and pulls on them. Although I have had a real tough path medically, I am 100000% healthy! When I was first adopted I was very cautious of my new family. I would not let my guard down and would never think of cuddling. BOY WAS I MISSING OUT! I love cuddling now! If you aren’t paying attention to me and I want to cuddle I will waddle on over and plop myself right on your chest! And don’t worry about making room for me, if you are laying down watching tv I will simply lay on your legs and rest my head right on your stomach. Because I love cuddling so much I NEED to sleep in bed with you at night. Mom says I am the perfect alarm clock! 7 am everyday I lick her until she wakes up! If that doesn’t work I jump off the bed and stomp around until she HAS to get up. And as much as I love cuddling I LOVE FOOD! If you say “Mav you hungry?” WATCH OUT! I will steam roll right thru you to run into my crate! (I have to eat in my crate because I eat too fast, and I don’t like to share my food) The vet told my mom to put a brick in my food to slow my eating down, some people try to put a ball but I just picked that up and moved it. I love food of all kind so be careful, if you are opening the fridge I will be right behind you (dad sometimes closes the door without looking first and my head is still in there) Playtime is ALL the time! I will play with anything and everything! Cardboard, bouncy balls, ropes, ANYTHING! I am really silly and throw things up and the air (mom doesn’t know if its on purpose or if I am just so excited that it just happens) I am not very graceful when I run (Mom has literally peed her pants at the sight of me running, she says its like a weird gallop that all my feet leave the ground at once) I don’t always play the nicest, but I am learning! If you say “mouth” I tend to stop using my mouth to play. I love wrestling, mom and dad pick me up and slam me on their bed and wrestle with me, I love it! I also love learning! I know sit, down/off, lay down, look, leave it, stay, drop it (can I have it), and I am learning more! I am very food motivated, but sometimes I have an A.D.D moment just get my attention back and I am ready to go! Hygiene is very important to me. So much so that I will jump in the shower with you when you are taking a shower! I also sit nice in the bath and love LOVE LOVE when I am having lathering shampoo all over me. I need to get my nails cut often because we are in the process of cutting the vein back. I am not such a big fan of this, but if you keep playing with my paws I will get better at it. I hope you don’t need privacy because NOONE goes to the bathroom without me watching. I love to just awkwardly sit right in front of who ever is going potty and stare. If you try to go in without me I will just push the door open and let myself in. Also make sure you close the toilet seat cover when you are done, I have drank ALL the water out of the bowl before. And make sure the toilet paper is high up because I am known for taking the rolls and running off with them. (Mom has this on video) Unfortunately, I don’t get along well with other dogs. I am too scared! My blood pressure goes up so fast that my whole head turns red, literally my scars and my ears. I have tried but I get too scared and start acting really bad. Because of this is why my mom and dad can’t keep me anymore. They love me and I know they do, but their lifestyle and what I need just don’t mix right now. They don’t have a yard and they live a very active life style (which is what we originally thought I needed). As I get older we realize that I need to stay in a comfort zone of never leaving MY HOUSE. I need a yard to run in and roll around in the grass (I love it so much) and I need a family who will let me be as silly as I love to be. Mom and dad have been told that they can try mood stabilizers but they love my personality and they don’t want to change that. People think that I am dangerous because I don’t play well with others, this couldn’t be MORE WRONG! I am a people LOVER mom and dad have had people over and I love every single one of them (Sometimes too much!) I lick them all over until they cant breath because they are covered in slober! I really need a family who will keep working with me, because I love life so much! I have fought so hard to be able to live and I want to keep enjoying the life that so many people have fought for! Mom and Dad know I deserve that and know that I will be okay and happyish at their house, but they know I will have an even better life with someone who will never make me leave home. If interested please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.com or info@twentypawsrescue.com. **Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails!*

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    • Chihuahua-Schipperke Mix Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY

      Hershey

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Schipperke Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Brooklyn, NY
      Posted Breed: Schipperke / Chihuahua / Mixed (medium coat). Too cute for words 2 year old 12 lb Hershey is a male salt and pepper chihuahua schipperke mix. Originally a stray, Hershey found himself alone and terrified at the city shelter. Since his rescue from the NYACC, Hershey has blossomed beyond explanation. He is eccentric, fun, playful, and outgoing. He adores meeting new people, cuddling, and playing with his cat foster brothers. Also, he loves helping you with daily chores, like making the bed. We have a must watch video! Hershey has an endless supply of smiles and is happy to share them with you. Truly unique in make up and personality, this young little boy is sure to capture your heart. He is ready for his happily ever after. Are you ready for the sweetest Hersheys kisses? If interested please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.com or info@twentypawsrescue.com. ***Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails!** You may also see this darling on our website at www.twentypawsrescue.com and complete an online application.
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    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY

      Stella

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      Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Brooklyn, NY
      Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). ~FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED~ 6-7 years old, 55 lbs, kid friendly, housebroken! After 4 years of a happy adopted life, Stella's human moved into a home that does not allow dogs leading to return to our care. This is one of the saddest situations a rescue faces. Please, allow us to reintroduce Stella. She is our big eared quirky sweetheart, with expressive eyes that tell a million page story. Stella is 55 pounds, 6-7 years old, spayed female, mixed staffie. House and crate trained, fully vetted, and eager to please, Stella is ready for her new start on life. She loves to run, play, snuggle, and jump in the car with you. All smiles all the time, Stella is the Twenty Paws version of an iMac. She is ready to fit into your family with no instruction manual necessary. After her original human dumped her with a neighbor, who then passed her on to another neighbor; who then set her loose. Stella was discovered running from Brooklyn to Queens. She realized that these humans had more regard for their trash than her. After investigating, we found the original owner who told us, “I don’t want her anymore”. Our team worked non-stop for years to make sure Stella only knew love and safety from that day on. During her time with us, Stella was always a volunteer favorite. She is among the most affectionate, spunky, and kindest dogs we have had. She has so much love to give to humans and children. Although she likes dogs, Stella would rather live alone as your best friend. She is firm on her stance with cats, the 2 just can't find a common ground. If interested in fostering or adopting Stella, please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.com or info@twentypawsrescue.com. ***Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails!** You may also see this darling on our website at www.twentypawsrescue.com and complete an online application. ~FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED~ 6-7 years old, 55 lbs, kid friendly, housebroken!
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY

      Brownie

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Brooklyn, NY
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). ~FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED~ 6-7 months old, 35lbs, dog friendly, loves people, super playful, housebroken! Meet Brownie! This all star boy brown and white freckled boy is a bouncing good time. Playful and outgoing, Brownie cannot wait to make new friends everywhere he goes! This 6-7 month old pup is ready for a good time and belly rubs! He would do best with someone ready to train a pup and mold them into the boy they always wanted. Energetic and always ready to mingle, Brownie would do best with another laid back pup that does not misinterpret his fervor for a good time! Think of Brownie as the type of person you encounter with boundless energy- the one that never needs that morning or late night coffee to wake them up. He really is a good boy- perfect for beach trips, traveling, missions, and cuddling. Oh, did we mention he has the most beautiful bright green eyes?! Brownie came to us as a surrendered stray. It does not appear that this was true, though. He seemed very attached with the 'stranger' that found him and cried as they left him behind. Heartbreaking! He mourned for a short time, put the past behind him, and is ready to meet his new family! Will you be the ones! If interested in fostering or adopting Brownie, please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.com or info@twentypawsrescue.com. ***Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails!** You may also see this darling on our website at www.twentypawsrescue.com and complete an online application.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Mastiff Mix Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY

      Cookie Bear

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Mastiff Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Brooklyn, NY
      Posted Breed: Mastiff / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). ~FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED~ 2 years old, 65 lbs, kid friendly, dog friendly, part cookie/part teddy bear, housebroken! Staffie/Mastiff Mix Cookie Bear is the cuddle monster, best friend, companion, soul mate, living cookies'n'creme, teddy bear creation you have dreamed of your entire life. People hope and dream to encounter a soul as special as his! Cookie Bear is a one of a kind boy, gentle, sweet, and caring. This big boy knows exactly when to be gentle and calm; and when it is time to play, bounce, and wiggle into your lap. How he came to Twenty Paws is an interesting tale that speaks to how special he is! The police called us after receiving a call about a large stray dog running into a day care. Well, let us tell you what situation the officers walked into. The found Cookie Bear running up to each child and kissing their faces! He could not get enough of them! The entire time this 'dog at large' was sweet, gentle, and smiling. He made such an impression on the officers that they could not bare to bring him to the city shelter; and, instead, called us! We are thrilled that they did. Cookie Bear and his large cranium are show stoppers everywhere they go. His yellow/green eyes are enchanting and suck you in! They have so much to tell...and even more about what he has to offer you! Please consider this perfect angel today! He really does great with everyone and everything. He is perfect, literally! If interested in fostering or adopting Cookie Bear, please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.com or info@twentypawsrescue.com. ***Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails!** You may also see this darling on our website at www.twentypawsrescue.com and complete an online application.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY

      Michael

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Brooklyn, NY
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Michael. What a young love! This 1-2 year old 55 lb boy is too good to be true. Better believe he exists! Michael is dog and kid friendly. Cats unknown. He loves to sit and give paw. In his former life, Michael was definitely an aquatic animal. He absolutely loves the hose /water. Michael is in a foster home with 3 other dogs and young children, ages 7 and 9. With the children, he enjoys gently playing catch and meeting their friends. Among the foster dog siblings, he settled into the pack seamlessly and fits in. Michael adores attention, from pushing his way in for pets and falling right in for more pets. Snuggle snuggle is his motto! He does very well crated too! Potty trained. Michael has a lot of energy and does poop out his pup siblings. If interested please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.com or info@twentypawsrescue.com. **Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails
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    • Dogo Argentino Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY

      Simon

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      Breed: Dogo Argentino
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Brooklyn, NY
      Posted Breed: Dogo Argentino (short coat). Simon is literally the happiest boy in town. He is constantly smiling and ready to make you hold your belly in laughter. This 1-2 year old 60ish lb white Dogo Argentino is super dog and kid friendly. There is just no resisting this boy. He loves to cuddle right up under, over, to the side of you or a fur sibling. He will lay there and snooze the day away right by your side. Not in the mood for a nap? Simon has energy to take on the day with you- hiking, swimming, or being a trusted co-pilot. Seriously, this boy loves to play, smile, and anything to do with water- even baths! We are unsure how he would be with cats, but with other dogs he is the best sibling they could ask for. Simon was born with a handicappable trait- he is deaf. This never stopped or limited him in anyway before. He is learning hand signals like a champ and excelling at all tasks put ahead of him. You really could not ask for a cuter, more lovable boy. His personality hasn't sold you yet? Well how about his captivating sky blue eyes that will take your breath aware or his adorable brindle spot on his tushy? Everything about Simon commands your love and heart. He will make a wonderful addition into your home. If interested please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.com or info@twentypawsrescue.com. **Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails.
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    • Cava-Chin Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY

      Benji

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      Breed: Cava-Chin
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Brooklyn, NY
      Posted Breed: Cavalier King Charles Spaniel / Japanese Chin / Mixed (medium coat). The only family that Benji, a 20 lbs cavalier king charles Japanese chin mix, ever knew turned him into the city kill shelter after 9 years of companionship. That did not mean anything to them, though. Everything the family told the shelter when they dumped him there has proven to be false. Benji is the antithesis to reserved and solitary. This boy loves to follow his foster mom, dogs, and cat (his favorite) everywhere. He LOVES companionship and affection. The prospect of a pet and brushing enlivens him. His antics are endless. This boy will do just about anything for a ball, literally. Also, he loves to hide and sleep under beds, tables, you name it. It's always a fun mystery to think about where he will snooze next! This handsome man is house broken and will let you know when its time to do his business. Also, he is blind in one eye and sudden movements can startle him. Thus, we recommend a home with older more considerate children or adult only. Ideally, Benji needs a patient and quiet home due to his turbulent former life. He is a really sweet dog and likes other calm dogs. He is absolutely enamored with the cat! If interested please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.comor info@twentypawsrescue.com. ***Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails!** You may also see this darling on our website at www.twentypawsrescue.com and complete an online application.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Mastiff Mix Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY

      Brooklyn

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Mastiff Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Brooklyn, NY
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mastiff / Mixed (short coat). http://youtu.be/1JP2qISqLQ4 http://youtu.be/ZUInogteoS0 http://youtu.be/DeL3NO9K2hI Brooklyn is a big boned 65lbs 6 year old American Staffordshire terrier mastiff mix who is well mannered, laid back, amazing boy. His outgoing loving personality will increase your heart size at least 3 fold. Brooklyn is a master at giving you the "puppy eyes" and redefines the art with his uniquely crackled spider web amber eyes! He also likes to stay classy and crosses his paws when he lays down. Brooklyn has previously lived with animals but prefers to be the only animal in the home. However, a home with other animals is an option for him. The police found Brooklyn running in the streets in Canarsie, took him in, and called Twenty Paws. When they found him I had a large prong collar digging into his skin and has left a bald spot in its place. Brooklyn’s allergies were neglected and required treatment for a skin infection, which was caused another bald spot on his back. Brooklyn is now completely healthy and ready to be the king of the castle. He is a complete love bug and walks well with a gentle leader leash. Although he LOVES people and kids, an adult home or one with older children would be best for him- due to his large size and goofy/clumsy behavior. A great listener, Brooklyn knows his basic commands and eager to learn more. Brooklyn currently lives with a military family and the moving around is very stressful for him and he is looking for a more stable environment. Brooklyn will be at your feet all day trying to please you. Brooklyn is crate trained and will sleep quietly in his crate all night but would prefer to keep your toes warm in the bed. He is completely house trained as well. Brooklyn is ready to go home to a dog bed (or your bed) and safe place to roam. With a lot of love to give, Brooklyn eagerly awaits to be all your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If interested please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.com or info@twentypawsrescue.com . **Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails!*
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY

      Jeremy Fitzg...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Brooklyn, NY
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Jeremy Fitzgerald the 1 year old pittie mix adores humans, children, dogs (especially the ladies ), and cats. Jeremy is housebroken and knows basic commands. Aiming to be your #1 buddy, Jeremy aims to please. Playful and exuberant, Jeremy loves to romp around in the yard and enjoy a solid "zoom to the moon" mode. During his down time, Jeremy LOVES to snuggle with people and dogs. Simply put, he loves to love and lives to love. When his senior chihuahua foster sister drinks water, he will wait for Pepsi to finish drinking and looks for permission to drink next. Jeremy was abandoned at the nyacc. He is a wonderful boy that will be a lovely addition to your home. If interested please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.com or info@twentypawsrescue.com. **Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails!**
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Mastiff Mix Dog For Adoption in Brooklyn, NY

      Moses

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Mastiff Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Brooklyn, NY
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mastiff / Mixed. ***FOSTER OR ADOPTER NEEDED ASAP*** Moses is a breath taking boy, just under a year old, and about 50 lbs. We rescued him out of deplorable conditions where he was left locked in a room without food or water for over a week. You see the house was a host to vast array of illegal activity. When the people were arrested, he was left behind chained in the room. When the landlord came to look at the property, he need to get him out. After a string of calls, he got our number and told us we had to get him immediately or he will end up in the shelter. We high tailed it over to him and got him. Moses greeted us with the HAPPIEST of spirits. If you could not see his deplorable physical condition, you would never have known he was starving and insurmountably thirsty for a week (during our summer heat wave nonetheless). He was just so grateful to be alive, outside, and with people who care. After witnessing where he came from, we appropriately named him Moses. Moses has a heart of gold. He is thin and needs to gain some weight. Sadly, his horrific life left him with more than just hunger, thirst, and an emaciated frame. Moses is covered in old scars. We do not know where this is from. However, it is clear that he was a victim of circumstance more than once. He is absolutely wonderful with people and children. He does get along with dogs; however, a meet and greet would be required. Moses also loves car rides, belly rubs, and snuggling. He really needs a home to decompress. Due to the urgency of the situation he is in boarding. Our hearts bleed for Moses; and, after seeing him, we know he will simultaneously break and capture your heart too. If interested please email us at twentypawsrescue@gmail.com or info@twentypawsrescue.com. **Due to a gmail glitch, we lose some emails. So if you do not hear back from us please follow up! We respond to all emails!** You may also see this darling on our website at www.twentypawsrescue.com and complete an online application http://www.twentypawsrescue.com/moses-lead-into-freedom/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qldf4EwEE_I
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