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My name is Rookie!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Rookie
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Rookie's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and not good with cats.

Rookie's Story...
Rookie is a sweet, loving and cuddly, two-year-old, 43-pound, female brindle and white pit bull terrier looking for a loving guardian. Rookie has some of the most beautiful musculature I’ve ever seen on a dog. While she’s not a dog-park dog, she does have select dog friends, and she does play in some doggie play groups.

Rookie is a hockey fan and was recently spotted snuggling with her hero Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Sharp (as seen in the photo!)

This muscle girl is wonderfully well-behaved in the home. She is also beautifully trained. She knows the commands “take a bow,” “sit,” and “down.” She’s great with people of all ages including children and has worked with incarcerated youth. Rookie loves to give kisses and will do anything for favorite treat … string cheese. Rookie is great on leash, crate-trained, and housebroken. She loves balls and loves to play fetch.

Poor Rookie landed at Chicago Animal Care and Control in June of 2013 with her five puppies. Her human was arrested on drug and gun charges. She and her pups were confiscated and brought to the shelter. After months in a cage, her human lost custody and she was able to go into rescue. Rookie is very healthy, de-wormed, up-to-date on vaccines, spayed, micro-chipped, heartworm-tested and on monthly preventative. She may do best as the only dog in her home, and with someone willing to continue her training and give her exercise. She comes with a lifetime of complimentary training through the rescue group.

To meet and possibly adopt Rookie, please contact her foster mom Sia at athanasia.proutsos@gmail.com or 773-576-4611. Her adoption fee of $200 benefits the rescued pets of Friends of Chicago Animal Care and Control.

Facts about Rookie

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

Other Pets at Friends of Chicago Animal Care & Control

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rookie, a Chicago American Pit Bull Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Pit Bull Terrier for sale in Chicago, or seeking a American Pit Bull Terrier dog from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even American Pit Bull Terrier breeders who help with American Pit Bull Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.