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Organization Name: Partners For Pets
Location: Troy, IL
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Viper FOSTERED (Jenn J)

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Tan
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 11/05/2016
Location: Troy, IL, 62294
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American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Troy, IL, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Low
Shedding Amount Moderate
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Activity Level Moderately Active
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Other
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). 03/07/14: This handsome boy is Viper. Unfortunately he is currently being treated for heartworms, so will be ready to go home in a few weeks. He was a stray in St. Clair County. He's guessed to be about two years old. He's crate and housebroken and does well with other dogs. He is NOT good with cats. He loves attention. When he's out of the crate he loves to play, but will gladly settle for chewing on a bone or tennis ball. He knows basic obedience commands. Viper's adoption fee is $145.00. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING, GO TO OUR HOME PAGE AT www.partnersforpetsil.org and fill out an online application. Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday of the month from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing every Sunday of the month from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.

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 Troy, IL, USA

      Serta

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Cattle Dog / Mixed (short coat). 03/30/18: Hi! Serta, here. I just wanted to give you an update. I am now six (6) years old and have been at the shelter for a long time. I like everyone here, but would love to find that special family that I could call my own. Would you like to meet me? 10/04/14 Serta is guessed to be a 2-3 year old, cattle dog mix. Serta is a sweet and loving young lady. Serta was found June 10 with a horribly embedded rope around her neck and severely emaciated. She was taken to Horseshoe Animal Hospital where the rope was removed. For awhile there, she had lost her vision too. But through all her treatments and bandage changes, with people she didn't even know, she was wonderful! Always happy, tail wagging, and giving kisses. As if that wasn't enough, the poor girl had to endure heartworm treatment also. Once again, she came through like a champ. Now Serta is ready to know what it's like to have a real home with lots of love. She knows some basic commands like "sit", "down", "shake", and "stay" and she walks well on a leash. Serta would be best as an only dog and in a home with no children. Her adoption fee is $145.00. She is spayed, current on vaccinations, heartworm neg, has her annual rabies vaccination, dewormed and micro-chipped. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING, GO TO OUR WEBSITE AT www.partnersforpetsil.org to fill out an online adoption application. Please visit our adoptable pets at PetSmart in O'Fallon, IL every Saturday or the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart the 1st Saturday of the month and every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If there is a dog in particular you would like to meet at PetSmart, be sure to email and inquire whether that dog will be at that particular PetSmart that day.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Troy, IL, USA

      Picadilly

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Hi, my name is Picadilly and I'm a 4 year old Chocolate Lab mix. My ideal home will be one where I'm the only dog as I don't really like to share my people. That just means more attention for me! I am crate trained and house-trained and walk pretty good on a leash. I would love someone to take me on walks as I gained a few pounds over the winter. If you are interested in adopting me please visit our website at www.partnersforpetsil.org and fill out an online application. My adoption fee is $175. I am spayed and current on all vaccinations, dewormed, and microchipped. Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday and the first Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing every Sunday of the month from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Troy, IL, USA

      Lilac

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). 03/24/18: Hi, Lilac here. Just wanted to give you a quick update. I am now four (4) years old. My adoption fee is $145. I have been at the shelter a long time. My friends at the shelter are wonderful, but I would like to have my own family. Would you like to meet me? 5/26/16 This adorably sweet girl is Lilac, she is a two year old Pit bull mix that was returned. Lilac is partially deaf. She needs a quiet house without kids running in and out of the house. She has had training but would do best if her new owner will commit to re-training just so she knows who is in charge and feels secure. This shy girl has one blue eye and one brown eye and is the sweetest ever. She is crate trained and house trained and walks pretty well on a leash. Her adoption fee is $145. She is spayed, current on all vaccinations, dewormed, heartworm negative, and microchipped. Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday and the first Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing every Sunday of the month from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Troy, IL, USA

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Parvo survivor 02/23/18: Hi! My name is Valentina and I am a one and a half year old pit mix. My adoption fee is $225. When I was rescued I had parvo, heartworms and hip dysplasia. I had surgery on both hips and both knees and now walk with an adorable little wiggle. I do slide around on slick floors, so carpets are probably safer for me. I am crate trained and housetrained. My foster sister is a cat, Zoe, and I have a foster dog brother named Max. We all get along pretty well except when I eat my treats too fast and they won’t share theirs! My foster mom is always telling me I am SUCH a good girl. Hi! My name is Valentina and I'm a 6 month old Pit Bull Mix. I have just been rescued from the pound and not much is known about me yet. The amazing staff and volunteers here at Partners for Pets are busy getting to know me and ready for adoptions. Check back later to learn more about me. If you are interested in adopting please go to our website at www.partnersforpetsil.org and fill out an online application. Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing on Sundays from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon Petsmart. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Troy, IL, USA

      Bugsy

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Bugsy is guessed to be a 2 year old, pit bull terrier that we rescued from Madison County Animal Control. Bugsy is a very handsome big boy. This big boy loves his toys and water! He can't go anywhere without a toy. He is a little timid and shy at first but will warm up real quick with a little affection and a toy. Obedience training is highly recommended so he can be the best he can be. Bugsy is very energetic and playful and is very eager to please. The cutest quality about him besides his love for toys is when he finally relaxes you can hear him snort and snore. This goofy boy has won over everyone at the shelter...are you next? No cats for this boy, but he does a wonderful job as a mouser. His adoption fee is $145.00 He is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm neg, has had his annual rabies vaccination, de-wormed and micro-chipped. If you are interested in adopting him please go to our website at www.partnersforpetsil.org and fill out an online application. Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday and the first Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing every Sunday of the month from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Troy, IL, USA

      Gypsy

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). Hi! My name is Gypsy and I'm a 3 year old Pit Bull. I love toys, playing fetch and treats! I need someone that has experience with power breeds. I am very strong and need a firm handler to teach me right from wrong. I would do best in a home that does not have any other dogs. Her adoption fee is $145. If you are interested in adopting please go to our website at www.partnersforpetsil.org and fill out an online application. Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing on Sundays from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon Petsmart. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Troy, IL, USA

      Miley

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Came in w/ 3 pups Hi I'm Miley. I do not have a tragic tale of unfortunate beginnings like some of my kennel mates do. I was just stray. Well not just a stray, I was a mom dog with my three precious babies, sitting in the pound. A lady from Partners came and saved my babies and took me too. Oh how grateful I was that my babies were going to live. I was even more grateful to hear that all three were adopted into loving homes. I was so hopefully that soon it would be my turn to find a forever home where I be loved and cherished too....but here I sit. You see, I have what you'd call "stranger danger" issues. New people can be kind of scary for me. I do much better with women and warm up faster to them, but men take me a little longer. I have gotten much better over the years, but the issue is sometimes still there. I do just great with the male care givers at the shelter that I've grown to love and trust. I love to roll over for tummy rubs and play with other male dogs. There is a volunteer that comes a few times a week to walk me and it took me 5 minutes to fall in love with her. I wish there was someone out there who would take a chance on me and be willing to help me work through my fear. I'm really a fun loving girl who loves play, snuggle and give lots of kisses. I am spayed, current on vaccinations, has her annual rabies vaccination, dewormed and micro-chipped. Her adoption fee is $145.00 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING, GO TO OUR HOME PAGE AT www.partnersforpetsil.org and fill out an application. Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday and the first Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.
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      Opal Fostere...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). 05/08/2015 Opal is our love baby. She is the protector of all. She hears a cry and needs to check and see what may be wrong. She has had struggles with her skin and hair due to allergies. With the right food she has done well and is getting back her hair. Opal plays well with other but plays hard at times. She would do fine as an only dog but she would also do good with an older dog. She does need to be fed separately due to the special food she eats. She is also very attentive to special needs children. 03/10/2015 Meet Opal. She is a very affectionate lady. She is very attentive to children, people and other dogs. She follows the foster moms autistic grandson everywhere. She is the Black Dog in the picture. The blonde dog is also available for adoption look for him under the name Markus. Opal's adoption fee is $145.00. If you are interested in adopting her please fill out an online application at www.partnersforpetsil.org. Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday and the first Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Troy, IL, USA

      Chico Foster...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). 01/06/16 Update! Chico is housebroke, crate trained and walks well on a leash. He is a happy little fella but I have issues. I don't care for men and children under the age of 10. He dislikes being cuddled and touched. Chico wants to make the first move. I will need to have a home visit. 07/15 Chico's foster mom wanted you to know that Chico, likes to run and play in the yard and is a happy little fellow. We also updated this cute little guys pictures!! 5/18/2015 Meet Chico he is about 5 years old. This adorable boy is living in a foster home. Chico is a shy little fellow. He just needs love and a little patience to get to know you. He is working on leash training and doing well with it. He loves to dance for a treat of cheese. He likes to put his head on your lap when he is tired. He has come a long way. When he first came to us he wanted nothing to do with people. He was very shy and timid. With a lot of love and hard work he is really coming out of his shell. He is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm neg, has his annual rabies vaccination, dewormed and microchipped. His adoption fee is $145.00. If your are interested in adopting please fill out an online application at www.partnersforpetsil.org. Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday and the first Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Troy, IL, USA

      Joker Foster...

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier (short coat). 12/24/14 Joker is an adorable, 8 month old, Pit Bull Terrrier. Joker is a friendly, loves everyone he meets. He is looking for a family that wants a cuddle boy. He gets along well with other dogs, walks well on a leash. Joker would benefit from puppy obedience training. He will be ready for adoption Dec 29. He is neutered, current on vaccinations, heartworm neg, has his annual rabies vaccinations, dewormed and micro-chipped. He was rescued from St.Clair County Animal Control. His adoption fee is $145.00 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING, GO TO OUR HOME PAGE AT www.partnersforpetsil.org. Please fill out an online Application which can be found on the left side of this site. Adoptions are held at the O'Fallon, IL PetSmart every Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm and at the Glen Carbon, IL PetSmart every Sunday and the first Saturday of the month from 11am-3:30pm. We are also at Petco in Edwardsville Crossing on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 11:30-3:30 pm. The cats are only at Glen Carbon. Please let us know if you are interested in a pet and we can arrange to have them meet you at one of the adoption events.
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