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Oslo - American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

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Date Listed: 03/07/2016
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Organization Name: Forte Animal Rescue
Location: Marina del Rey, CA
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Oslo

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Oslo has the biggest ham of a personality. He is one of the Three Stooges in a dog body. He is clumsy and sometimes does not realize he is 60 lbs. He is so happy to see you when you come home he—hops like a bunny. When he wakes up in the morning he stretches out like a frog and checks to see if he is giving you the laugh. He doesn’t walk; he prances. Oslo’s person had a new baby and then lost her home lost his home, so her friend kindly took him on, but now there’s trouble with the landlord. He loves to be around people, but not a fan of small kids. He loves to sleep, in fact he will sleep longer than his human if he were allowed. He is a good listener, loves his crate, wants to be better on the leash, and behaves very well when hr gets groomed, nails trimmed, bathed, etc. This little clown just wants to be loved. If you are interested in meeting Oslo, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. [Oslo is aprox 7 years old and about 60 lbs.] (1102)

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    • Papillon-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

      Bobby

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      Breed: Papillon-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Papillon / Mixed (medium coat). My foster mama saved me from getting hit by a car in the middle of a street. I was really scared, thirsty and felt lost… until I finally got into her car and she drove me home. I get along with their family dog, but he tends to get jealous of me, so I just leave him alone. My foster mama went through all legal protocols to find my original family but to no avail, so Forte is helping me find a forever home. I’m extremely happy, energetic and agile, and I love my human foster sisters who are so fun to play with. They toss toys for me to catch and retrieve, and I looove it! I am a very loyal dog and follow my foster mama around all the time. She loves to give me kisses on my little nose. I’m protective of my foster family but very gentle. Did I mention I love kids? I have lots of fun playing with them, and I’m the happiest being around them. My favorite thing to do so far is going to the park and rolling on the grass, it makes me so happy. I’m looking for a loving family who will love me for who I am and enjoy my active personality. I promise that I will love you forever. If you are interested in meeting Bobby please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Bobby is 3 years old and weighs 12 lbs.] (1706)
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

      Oso

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Hi, I am Oso and I am looking for my new humans. My former humans surrendered me to the pound because they said I was aggressive with a young child. But, I am just a puppy myself, so I got scared in the situation and reacted! Shouldn’t my humans have handled that child and me differently? Because the humans exaggerated their explanation, I was labeled “rescue only” at the pound which blocked anyone from adopting me. I was there for a month, depressed, and was about to die when a kind woman asked Forte to help me. (I have heard of “angels,” so she might have been one of them!) That wonderful woman is now my foster and she has let me feel like my curious, happy and playful self again! I get to go on walks, hang out with new toys, and play fetch for hours! I love sitting on laps and snuggling with people while I give them lots of affection. My foster keeps telling me I am a sweet boy but honestly, I don’t understand why she thinks I taste like candy! I am learning my commands to follow directions better because I want to be well-behaved so that no one else gets rid of me again. I am excited that I have a second chance to finding a home with humans who adore me so I can adore them back. I cannot wait to find someone to play with me forever. If you are interested in meeting Oso, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Oso is 7 months old and weighs 9 lbs.] (1609)
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    • Jack Russell Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

      Cookie

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      Breed: Jack Russell Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Jack Russell Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). My previous family were busy and had no time for me, so they left me in a horrible place called the pound. It was noisy and scary and I felt overwhelmed. People would come and take other dogs home, but I always got left behind and so I hid in the back of my kennel to get away from the world. I had started to give up and then a nice lady got me out! I jumped with joy and was the happiest boy alive! I am out of there now and ready to put the past behind me. They said in the pound that I was shy with people I do not know, but seriously it takes me seconds to warm up and then I will shower you with the best kisses. I'm a really happy and friendly guy. I have a fair amount of energy and love my walks. I love to play and I love belly rubs. I would be happy to live with or without another dog. But I love, love, love children! I really will light up your life and you have to admit that I have the most adorable face that you have ever seen! Please come and meet me and see how cute I am inside and out! If you are interested in meeting Cookie, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Cookie is about 3 years old and weighs 20 lbs.] (1706)
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    • Bichon Frise Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

      Chanel

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      Breed: Bichon Frise
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bichon Frise (medium coat). I was abandoned in the pound when my family moved away. I’m so confused because I don’t know if I’m coming or going, but I’m very gentle, mellow and affectionate, and love to cuddle and snuggle with my person. I’m good with other dogs, cats and even chickens! I bother nobody, and I just need someone to keep me safe and make sure that I will never be neglected ever again for the rest of my life. Forte peeps tell me I’m such a sweetheart. Please adopt me and love me. I promise that I will be your loyal companion and love you back tenfold. If you are interested in meeting Chanel, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Chanel is 2-3 years old and weighs 15 lbs.] (1706)
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

      Duke

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Shepherd / Mixed. I was adopted as a baby puppy in 2008. I don’t know what happened to my once wonderful family, but they discarded me and moved to Atlanta without telling Forte. Luckily a saint found me on the street and contacted Forte. Thank goodness for the microchip because I was not wearing a tag. When Forte reached out to my original family, the guy who adopted me shouted profanity for no reason, so they could not get any info about what happened to me or when he abandoned me. But that’s ok since I’m in a loving foster home, and I know that there is someone out there who would like to adopt me and love me for the rest of my life. I’m super mellow, loving, playful and best of all, I have a great sense of humor! Please come and meet me! 6 reasons why adopting a senior dog is so rewarding If you are interested in meeting Duke, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Duke is 9 years old and should weigh about 80 lbs. (currently overweight — help him lose weight with lots of activities!)] (1707)
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

      Panda

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). I was dumped at the pound by my abuser owner….then got lucky, I was saved. I was in a very bad condition, not long to live but then look at me now, I was given a 2nd chance. I am a very sweet and loving girl, who enjoys her walks, playful and love to give you kisses! I can learn tricks if you have the patience because I already know a few such as; sit, shake, heal around you, then sit again, shake again and I will balance things on my head for you. I love so much to play fetch non-stop with my balls and play in the water hose where I can jump high in the air but be careful…I will chew up your water hose! When I sleep I need to sleep alone where no one sneaks up on me and suddenly awakening me because I was abused at one time, so I need you to always let me know you are there, with NO surprises. I am very good on a leash with healing and staying with my person. I so love being brushed and loved on but I just need that right person who knows, understands and can teach me. [Panda is 3 years old and weighs 55 lbs.] (1706)
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    • Paperanian Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

      Maddie

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      Breed: Paperanian
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Papillon / Pomeranian / Mixed (medium coat). I grew up with my brother Marley in a very nice home with a loving mom who took great care of us. Unfortunately, when she passed away recently, none of her family members could keep us and we temporarily ended up in different homes. When they separated us, we were both absolutely miserable, so I really, really, really hope we can find a new home together. I am cute, sweet and loving. I may be a bit nervous at first, but I will warm up quickly when I may sit on your lap! I don’t take up a lot of room or chew up your shoes. I like to run and play, but I am also happy to sit with you while you’re reading or watching TV. If you are interested in meeting Maddie, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Maddie is 8 years old and weighs 10 lbs.] Marley: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/38655019
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    • Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

      Marley

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      Breed: Miniature Pinscher-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Miniature Pinscher / Manchester Terrier / Mixed (short coat). I grew up with my sister Maddie in a very nice home with a loving mom who took great care of us. Unfortunately, when she passed away recently, none of her family members could keep us and we temporarily ended up in different homes. When they separated us, I was absolutely miserable, so I really, really, really hope I can find a new home together with Maddie. I am cute, sweet and loving and I love to be spoiled! I won’t take up a lot of room or chew up your shoes. I like to run and play, especially with Maddie, but I am also happy to sit with you while you’re reading or watching TV. If you are interested in meeting Marley, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Marley is 5 years old and weighs 10 lbs.] Maddie: https://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/38653673 (1706)
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    • Puggle Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

      Jack

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      Breed: Puggle
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pug / Beagle / Mixed (short coat). My name is Jack and I admit, I am pretty confused now. My human left me with Forte Animal Rescue because she is having difficulties of her own and can no longer keep me. I know she cares about me which is why she made the decision that I deserved a better home. I am pretty anxious as I figure out my new situation, but I am now living with a nice foster with some canine companions so I should feel safe soon. In fact, I’m already playing nonstop with one of my foster pals. I am really mellow and quiet once I feel secure, and enjoy napping in the sun and taking long walks. I may be a bit standoffish when we first meet, but once we get to know each other, I may shower you with a ton of kisses! I get along fine with small dogs who are not hyper and do well with feline companions. Large dogs may scare me so I have a tendency of yelling at them, but I am working on getting better with this. Before living with my human, I was in the pound so I have gone through this before and do not enjoy being homeless. If you are interested in more mature company and want me to be that companion for the rest of my life, can you contact Forte? If you are interested in meeting Jack, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Jack is about 7 years old and weighs 25 lbs.] (1705)
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA, USA

      Luna

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Bull Terrier Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Bull Terrier / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). My foster mom and dad met my previous owner at the Venice Boardwalk. Although his intentions were good by taking me in, he was a young kid who did not know how to care for me properly. I wasn't allowed in the house so they kept me in their car very often so the landlord wouldn't find out about me. Once my foster parents found out how bad my living conditions were, they decided to talk to him about taking me in to find me the right home. The boy agreed and I moved in with my new foster family with other dogs and even cats! They noticed immediately I was very timid and wouldn't even bark. Due to my previous living situation, I was not allowed to make any noise and was always scolded when I barked. My foster parents worked with me until my personality started coming out. Even though I still have my shy moments, I am a completely different dog from when they took me in. I love to play with my foster brothers and sisters, both dogs and cats. I've been introduced to so many new things including very small people (kids) who I try to be very careful and calm around. Sometimes I can be very silly and roll around on the couch with my ball but other times I like to lay on my back and snuggle up on the couch. I am potty-trained and have the willingness to learn from someone who can teach me new tricks. My foster parents tell me all the time how special I am and how much they love me but unfortunately can't keep me. Their goal is to find me the best responsible, loving home for me to grow up in. I want SO badly to find my forever family with people who will love me unconditionally that I can play and cuddle with! If you are interested in meeting me, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet me and/or other available dogs at Forte weekend adoptions. [Luna is 2.5 years old and weighs 57 lbs.] (1704)
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