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My name is Ricky!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Ricky
Photo 1 - American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Ricky
Photo 2 - American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Ricky
Photo 3 - American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Ricky

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Ricky's Info...

Ricky's Story...
Breed: Pit Bull Terrier-mix
Sex: Male
Age: 1.25 years
Size: Medium/small-compact
Coat-color: White with Red Markings
Group: Terrier – Companion
Energy level: Moderate

Fun-loving, sensitive, athletic, and joyous, this compact little cutie, barely more than a puppy, lights up the world with his zest for life. Got tennis balls? Good---you’ll need them because they’re Ricky’s favorite toy! Not only is he enthusiastic about playtime, this spunky boy is intelligent, too. Although his exercise needs are modest, Ricky needs daily mental stimulation and physical activity to stay fit and happy. Interested and inquisitive without being demanding or excitable, this little character can be quite the hambone, and if he can get you to laugh at his silly antics, then he’s definitely going to try a repeat. Affectionate, sensitive, obedient, and quick to please when he knows what is expected of him, this loyal, wholeheartedly sincere canine needs responsible owners willing to provide lifelong leadership and companionship.

Ricky is currently working on his leash skills and good manners training with Monroe SPCA. Although responsive to direction and well-mannered on a leash, he can lose focus quickly and is easily distracted when outdoors. Redirection with positive reinforcement are helping to improve his attentiveness. It’s important to remember this boy is still very young, so his puppy-like behavior is understandable and expected. Ricky’s focus will steadily increase with time. Patient leadership, a structured environment, and plenty of TLC will also help his transition (currently underway) from puppy to mature adult canine.

Ricky is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a moderately-active to active lifestyle. As with all of our adoptable pets, we recommend a meet-n-greet with any housemate dogs prior to adoption. Direct interaction with cats is unknown and cannot be assessed at the shelter at this time.

Ricky currently resides at the Monroe County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 911 South Raisinville Road, Monroe, MI 48161. You can meet him during regular shelter hours; Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 am until 3:00 pm, and Saturday, 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. For more information please visit our facebook page at Monroe County Animal Shelter-MI or call us at 734-240-3125.

Facts about Ricky

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Red, Golden, Orange Or Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Monroe County Animal Control Shelter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Ricky, a Monroe 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 Monroe, or seeking a American Pit Bull Terrier dog from a breeder in Monroe.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Monroe 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 Monroe 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 Monroe paves the way for another one to be saved.