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Petey - Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Norfolk, VA, USA


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Ad ID: ADN-50404
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Date Listed: 05/14/2017
Date Expires: 27 days from now

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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Gender: Male Male


Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Black
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 05/14/2017
Location: Norfolk, VA 23504
Tags: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Norfolk, VA, USA

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Norfolk, VA, USA

Physical Attributes
Ear Type Droopy
Tail Type Long
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Moderate
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Swim
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Even-Tempered
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Petey is a neutered 4 year old boy who has spent the majority of his life without a family. Surrendered at 10 months old, he has been in the shelter ever since. Sadly Petey was overlooked again and again and years had passed. During that time Petey saw his bowls, blankets and toys as his world and became obsessed with them. He became more and more withdrawn into his small, limited world and after coming to us, has finally started opening up again. He needs an adopter who understands special needs dogs, and can help him learn to live in a house again and continue on with the training we have put into him. He is completely house broken, loves his crate and can be left alone without chewing anything or having accidents. Does great on the leash and knows some commands too. He loves agility, fetch, swimming, frisbee and hiking. He needs to be the center of attention so we recommend a home with no children or other pets. He becomes very protective over his person and his home. If you would like to give this boy a home of his own, and continue to help him learn how to be a dog again, please contact us! All dogs will be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccines when adopted. If you are interested in adopting this dog, please fill out an Adoption Application today. Please complete the adoption application in full; incomplete applications WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. A home visit is required prior to being approved to adopt any of our dogs. Home visits allow us to see where the dog will live, discuss any questions you have and review our adoption contract. FHRC is very serious about the homes our dogs are placed in and want to ensure they never end up homeless again. If you have any questions, please email us at . Thank you for your interest in adopting one of our rehabilitated dogs.

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