Vala D1061 - Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed Dog For Adoption
American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

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Organization Name: Wags and Whiskers Animal Rescue of MN
Location: Shakopee, MN 55379
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
Gender: Female Female
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Vala D1061

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Shakopee, MN 55379
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level High
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Obedience Training Well Trained
Owner Experience Required Species
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Intelligent
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Has Allergies
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Hi, I’m Vala but my foster mom calls me Princess Vala! I am a very sweet girl who loves to snuggle and sleep under the covers. I am a little shy and sometimes strangers and loud noises scare me but once I am your friend I am happy to sit in your lap all day. I have been through two levels of obedience, which has helped me learn better manners and has made me less scared of the world around. I also love walks and doing zoomies! My foster mom says I am high energy and would benefit from a home with an active lifestyle; because of my high energy I would do best with older children that I can’t accidently knock down. Being a princess means I prefer all attention on me. I would do best in a home without cats and I am selective about my doggie friends. All I need is a structured schedule and a warm bed to sleep in! If you are interested in a diamond in the rough then Vala may be your girl. She will shine with a continued commitment to obedience and lots of love! Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.

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    • Chow Chow-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

      Snoop D3163

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      Breed: Chow Chow-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Shakopee, MN
      Posted Breed: Chow Chow / Mixed. Hi my name is Snoop. I am a male chow mix, born in June, 2009 and weigh 60 pounds. I am a native to Minnesota and love to explore the Minnesota country side. I am shy so I will need time to acclimate to a new environment and people, which doesn’t take long. A quieter, low-key home would allow me the opportunity to get used to new things at my own pace. My foster mom is teaching me the basic commands, like: stay, lay down, and heel. Since I am an older dog, I am already potty trained. I don't enjoy time in the kennel, but my foster mom leaves me out when she's gone and I am very well behaved. I am a non-destructive chewer and only play with doggie toys, I do not jump on people and I do enjoy looking out the window from time to time. I suppose you can say I am a well-mannered, large dog, wise in my doggie years and very calm. I am good with dogs of all sizes but I do prefer older dogs or less active ones. Remember, I'm a senior and those young, crazy ones can be a bit too much for me. Do you have pesky squirrels in your yard? No problem, I’ll chase them up the tree and out of the yard for you. Sometimes I think cats are like squirrels and like to chase them, so I shouldn't live with cats. I do pull a little when on walks, so my foster mom is teaching me leash manners. I'm just so excited to see what my new neighborhood has to offer. I jump on the bed where I love to sleep with you or even the couch where we can snuggle while we watch Animal Planet. I am knee height, and have a low energy level. I do great on car rides; I tend to look out the back window at the car behind us just to say “Hi”. Eventually, I settle down and wait for the car to stop at our destination. Overall, I am perfect companion for someone who wants a senior dog. Are you my fur ever home? Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

      Artemisia D3...

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Shakopee, MN
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Mixed. Artemisia, known as Sia in her foster home, is a gorgeous German Shepherd mix who was born in November of 2015. She is a very sweet and loyal girl who loves other dogs and does okay with cats. Sia loves being with her people, is very affectionate, and walks nicely on a leash. She is also very smart and enjoys learning new things, and is especially attentive when there are high value treats like cheese involved. Sia is house trained when kept on a schedule and is learning all about crate training, although she would prefer if her people were home all the time. Sia does great in the car and would enjoy a family who likes road trips as much as her. Sia is a special girl and is what we call a tripod as she only has three legs. Don't let that fool you as she gets around just fine! Because of this, it will be important she maintains a slim and healthy weight to keep any extra pressure off her joints, which should not be hard as she makes such a great walking buddy. We do not know Sia's background, but she can be a little shy with new people and in new situations so it will be important her forever family recognizes this and is willing to spend time working on building her confidence. Overall, Sia is a great dog who is looking for a quiet and patient home with someone who can help her build some confidence. For the right person, Sia is going to make a wonderful family pet. Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

      Jesse D3293

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Rhodesian Ridgeback Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Shakopee, MN
      Posted Breed: Rhodesian Ridgeback / Labrador Retriever / Mixed. Jesse is a sweetheart and loves to snuggle! He is almost a year and is a black Rhodesian Ridgeback. He is very good with dogs and loves to play and run around outside, and he loves squeaky toys and bones! A home with a resident dog to show him the ropes would also be a good fit for this guy. He does great in his kennel at night and when we leave the house. It's his safe place and he seems to be very comfortable in it. He is also house trained. He loves to stop and sniff everything when we go on walks! He is somewhat afraid of loud and unexpected noises and commotion. He is fine with kiddos but tries to avoid them. He would be a great fit for a family with no kids or older kids/teens that know how to respect boundaries. He does ok on a leash, but could use some more training in that area. All in all, Jesse is a very playful and snuggly pup who loves dogs and his people/owners. Whether you're looking for a friend for a resident dog or a new family member to snuggle with, he's your pup!! Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Rottweiler Mix Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Rottweiler Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Shakopee, MN
      Posted Breed: Rottweiler / German Shepherd Dog / Mixed. Sasha is looking for you to take her to your home. She is a warm and friendly, 7 year old and 80 pound dog. She knows her basic commands (sit, stay, down) and is house trained. Sasha loves being petted. If you quit petting her, it is not unusual for her for bounce your hand with her nose so that you will continue. She is great with her foster parents' four year old grandchildren who have taken her for walks in the back yard. She is patient and gentle with children. In her journey, Sasha has had a rough road with men. She is very afraid of men with facial hair. This is a bit of a problem since her foster dad has a beard. We have made progress, and she will now take treats from him, but is nervous when he enters a room. Sasha barks when she is nervous but can easily be distracted. Our son-in-law does not have facial hair, Sasha more readily takes treats from him. Sasha follows her foster mom around the house. She even sleeps on the floor on her side of the bed. There are 3 other dogs in her foster home – 3 lab mixes. After a brief introduction she gets along well with them. She has not been around cats while in foster care, but she can be cat tested if needed. Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

      Leliani D317...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Shakopee, MN
      Posted Breed: Red Heeler / Mixed. Hi my name is Leliani though my foster mom calls me Leia for short. I am a typical cattle dog born to work and herd which means I have a lot of energy! I really enjoy running around the backyard, playing with my doggie foster brother, and playing with toys. I play fetch and am learning to chase a disc. True to my breed, I love to be with my people. I follow close by my foster mom and even steal her socks to get her attention. Don’t worry I drop them when she tells me to. I am learning to be in my crate when my foster mom is at work. The first hour is tough to be away from her so I cry. After that I settle down and take a nap. The best days are when I go to daycare during the day and play all day. Did I mention I am a herding breed? That means I love to chase things and need a proper outlet for this instinct. My foster mom says I am super smart and I would do well learning a dog sport or just learning some tricks to impress family and friends. The best family for me would be an active family who enjoys a dog with a little more spunk and intelligence. They say the sky is the limit for me. From the foster mom: Leliani is a smart and active dog looking for a family that will continue to provide both physical and mental exercise. She is great with other dogs but should be with dogs of similar energy level and either her size or larger. Leliani loves meeting new people and is social and friendly, but may be too much for kids under the age of 12. Leliani is a true Cattle Dog mix. If you are interested in adopting her, we encourage you to do your research on the breed. Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

      A Dog not li...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Location: Shakopee, MN
      Posted Breed: Hound. If a dog is what you'd like and you don't see one among our current listing that fits your needs, please fill out an application and we can match you with future available animals. Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

      Phil D3233

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Shakopee, MN
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. Meet Phil! He is a pit bull terrier weighing about 50 pounds. Phil is a sweet, affectionate boy who loves his people and is eager to please. Phil loves kids and showers everyone with affection. Phil's other favorite things are toys and walks – and he especially likes when his foster mom takes him on a jog. He is working on not pulling on the leash while walking, but he jogs very well. Phil is house trained and goes to the door when it is time to go. Phil will go in his crate, but he is not a big fan of his people leaving and will bark and cry when it happens. He is working on letting his people leave without expressing his sadness. Phil will sleep in his crate at night, but he would prefer to be snuggled up next to you in bed. He is medium energy, he loves to play but he is also up for lounging around. Really, he wants to do whatever you are doing! Phil would make a great family dog. He loves kids, and would love to have multiple people to be around (but one would do too)! Phil would do best as the only dog in the home. Phil would do best with a family who will show him a lot of love and affection. He is the sweetest little boy with so much love to give, will you be his forever home? Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

      Lucy the Pit...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Shakopee, MN
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed. My name is Lucy. I was born in April of 2016 and am a typical energetic pup, who loves to play all day long but doesn't mind snuggling in with my foster mom and dad when its time for bed. I love to play with the other dogs that live in my home. I also enjoy spending time with my foster sisters (6 & 2) and am always very excited to see them and give them kisses. I do not get along with cats, I like to chase them and I should go to a home with dogs only. I am potty and kennel trained, my foster mom is gone 8-10 hours a day and I have never had an accident. I prefer staying out and snuggling with you at night but also do just fine in my kennel. I like to stay busy and have lots of toys to chew on. I am working on not jumping so much on people when they come over, sometimes I just get over excited. I know how to sit and stay and started working on some other commands as well. My foster mom gives me lots of treats and tells me how good I am doing. I am about 30-40 lbs. and still growing, but seem to be more of a smaller girl. If you are looking for a fun, energetic pup, I am your girl! Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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    • English Foxhound-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

      Jessie D3303...

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      Breed: English Foxhound-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Shakopee, MN
      Posted Breed: English Foxhound / Hound / Mixed. Hi there, my name is Jessie and I am a 3 year old, roughly 50 pound, English Foxhound. My favorite thing to do in life is to cuddle, I am a great couch companion and feet warmer! I also love to be outside exploring all the sights in this big world. I enjoy nice long walks or being able to run around the back yard. I am still learning to not pull on my leash, but who can blame me, I have places to be. I am great with people and children, but sometimes I get really excited to see them and jump up to give hugs, but this is getting better. I am crate and house trained and continue to work on my sit, stay, down and shake. I would be best in a home with no other animals. Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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    • Chihuahua-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Shakopee, MN

      Martina D305...

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      Breed: Chihuahua-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Shakopee, MN
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Mixed. Martina is a three year, six pound chihuahua mix dog. Martina likes to snuggle with her foster parents, but would much prefer a quiet home with no small children and no other animals. She can get anxious when there is a lot of action around her. Martina doesn't enjoy spending time in her crate, but she is not destructive when left out alone in the house. Martina is a goofy, little dog who enjoys chasing her tail and taking a nap with her foster mom. Interested in adopting this lovable animal? Please go to our website www.wagsmn.org and fill out an Adoption Application. Once the application is processed, a Wags representative will contact you, answer any questions you may have, and set up a time/location for a meet and greet! A home visit is required prior to adoption. Wags & Whiskers adopts animals within a 60 mile radius of the Twin Cities or a 30 minute radius of Duluth, Rochester, and Mankato. Thank you for choosing to adopt! Breed and temperament determination: Wags & Whiskers Animal Rescue attempts to determine breed and temperament using a combination of looks, information provided to us at intake, and our experience with the animal while in our Rescue. We do not guarantee this determination.
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