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Charlie - Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Colfax, IL, USA

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Date Listed: 04/01/2017
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Organization Name: Central Illinois Small Animal Rescue
Location: Colfax, IL
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Gender: Male Male
Nickname:

Charlie

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 04/01/2017
Location: Colfax, IL 61728
USA
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Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Colfax, IL, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Other
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). This is Charlie, one of our bigger pit mixes at CISAR. He is 4-5 years old and very strong. He would do best with someone who has experience with the breed or other similar big dog breed. He has great basic obedience with sit, down, and walking by your side when on a correction collar. He does have a fear of men he doesn't know and trust, so this is something we are working on with him and his adopter would have to be patient with as well. He has the best smile, loves to be a lap dog and get belly rubs, and loves to play with toys. He seems to get along well with most dogs he has been introduced to and played with. You will not meet a happier dog even though he's been in the shelter for far too long.

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