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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

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Organization Name: Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue, Inc.
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Donovan

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 10/01/2016
Location: Kansas City, MO, 64141
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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

Physical Attributes
Eye Color Copper
Ear Type Droopy
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Likes to Vocalize Quiet
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level High
Activity Level Highly Active
Exercise Needs High
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required Breed
Other
  • Yard Required
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
  • Likes to Fetch
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Recently taken off of a chain out of a backyard in a town with BSL, this young hunk is Donovan! He’s so grateful to be out of the heat without food and water, and is now safe, but needs a foster to learn how to be a companion dog. He’s around a year old, very sweet, social and absolutely stunning.

American Pit Bull Terrier

A.K.A. : Pit Bull Terrier, Pitbull, Pit bull, Pit, Pit Terrier, Staffordshire Fighting Dog, Bull Baiter Dogs, Yankee Terrier, Rebel Terrier
Overview: The American Pit Bull was originally bred for dog fighting and gained a reputation as a vicious animal. Can be a loyal and affectionate pet when trained and socialized properly.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): 22-110 Most common: 35-55
Height (in): 18-22
Colors: Any color or combination of white, red, brown, black, gray
Coat: Its coat is thick, short and shiny.
Character: The American Pit Bull is intelligent, loyal and affectionate. If not properly trained, can be dominant and aggressive.
Temperament: The temperament of the American Pit Bull depends largely on the training and socialization the animal receives. In the hands of an experienced trainer, they can be socialized to be good pets. May not do well with other pets or strangers.
Care: This breed is easy to groom. They need to be bathed regularly and brushed occasionally.
Training: American Pit Bulls should be owned and trained by people experienced with this breed or other aggressive breeds.
Activity: American Pit Bulls need regular exercise, both in fenced yards and walks with a leash.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: hip dysplasia, heart disease and cataracts
Life Expectancy: 10-13

More About American Pit Bull Terrier Breed
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Kansas City, MO, USA

      Fritz

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Fritz is our newest addition. He came from a bust conducted by a national agency and then spent a year in a boarding facility waiting to be released to rescue. The people who cared for him during that time worked with him but he was still unsure of himself. Once he went into his foster home, he blossomed immediately. He fit right in with the resident dogs and is learning there’s a whole new world out there beyond the end of a chain.
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      Hosmer

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Alright baseball fans, we know everyone is upset about Eric Hosmer leaving the Royals but we promise that his handsome furry namesake is the best sports fan you could ask for! Hosmer is a 3 year old pit bull mix that was left behind when his owners were evicted. He had a very serious skin infection that has now healed but he does have some allergies that are being managed with the right food and medications. Hosmer is still learning manners but he is working really hard and will do anything for a treat. He is fostered with others dogs and does well, especially with small dogs but he is still learning how to play nice and share. Hosmer will need a home that understands his breed and will be firm but understanding and patient. He is very energetic and is learning how to walk better on a leash but he loves car rides and is a fantastic co-pilot. Hosmer is also very vocal when he plays and when he is expressing his feelings and his foster mom says he is the best cuddle bug when he is tired. He does well with kids but he is still learning how big he is and he is unfortunately allergic to cats! If you are looking for a quirky, energetic furry family member than Hosmer is your guy!
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      Josie

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Josie is a true tomboy. She’s spunky and loves a good romp with her dog friends as much as she loves a good cuddle. This gorgeous little girl is packed full of energy and even after a day at day care with her equally energized doggy friends, she’s still ready for round 2 with her foster brothers who don’t share her enthusiasm quite so much. She’s smart a whip although she doesn’t always like to do what she’s told. There’s lots of puppy left in this little one year old gem. She likes to give hugs and is very gentle when she puppy nips so we think little humans are a definite option in her future. We think Josie would do well in a home that’s very active with an equally active doggy buddy. She’ll zip around the yard like she just got shot out of a rocket and then she’s content to chew on a stick. She’s an avid fan of the outdoors and can easily entertain herself with the right toy. After spending 4 months in a shelter in a town that doesn’t allow dogs that look like her, she’s ready to settle into a place she can call home.
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      Harper

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Harper got her wings from the angels above. A delightful girl with a dance in her step, a quiet demeanor and a yearning for a family to call her own. She gets quite the raves from the folks at the boarding facility. She’s always up for a leisurely stroll or a car ride to a new adventure. She minds her p’s and q’s and never misses an opportunity for a snuggle. Little dogs are not her favorite and she does best with older kids.
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      Scoop

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Scoop is a firecracker in a small package. A super sweetheart with the kids who wants nothing more than to play. He needs a little work on his manners with other dogs but what he lacks in manners he more than makes up for in the love department. He’s an adorable, goofy little ball of muscle. For more info on this little gem, e-mail us at mabbr@mabbr.org.
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      Tully

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Tully came to MABBR from an area dotted with BSL. When he arrived at his foster home, he was very thin and shy. He soon learned that life had taken a turn for him and became a sweet, snuggly, playful boy. At a year old, he is very much a pup who is at home relaxing, playing with his foster fur siblings, camping, or curling up to snuggle with his foster parents while they enjoy a good book. He is good with other dogs (smaller and larger), cats and older children (youngest kid-tested is about 7 yrs old). Tully can be very energetic when his people are, but easily redirects that energy. He is good about settling down, especially after a high energy activity like walking, running, hiking or bringing in the groceries. Tully is very people oriented and wants to spend as much time with his humans. His favorite activities are stealing his foster siblings’ chew toys, napping, snuggling, anything outside and treat time. He will make a wonderful companion for any family and will integrate easily into a home with dogs. He is very treat motivated and learning tricks quickly.
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      Zachariah

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). We think Zach is around 3 years old. He’s a playful, sweet and generous guy who is quick to share his love with anyone and everyone. He’s an agreeable boy who is very settled in a home environment. No housebreaking necessary, already crate trained and knows a few tricks of his own. So far Zach hasn’t met a dog he didn’t like but has come into contact with a few who didn’t like him but he didn’t let that deter him from being his happy, confident self. Zach is a dog you have to meet in person. He’s a low rider with coloring that reminds us of autumn leaves. His raccoon tail is unique and he uses his permanent boo boo face to his fullest advantage. Always up for a car ride and a new adventure.
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      Harlem

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). We are welcoming Harlem (originally known as Gypsy) back to MABBR. She was originally adopted out in 2011 when she was 12 weeks old. Due to a divorce in the family, they were no longer able to keep her. Mellie, a former MABBR alumni and Harlem’s mom, have been reunited after 4 years. This is what we know about Harlem so far: She is beautiful! Incredibly sweet. Loves car rides. She is outstanding on her leash. She does not pull at all and even looks back at you while she is walking – we love that. Harlem received a lot of attention while we were walking and greeted everyone, including small children, very well. Harlem lived with six children, the youngest being two years old. Harlem’s former family says she does well with the kids and that they trusted her with them and don’t worry about her being snippy or corrective. We will update as we get to know our girl again.
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