American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Shasta-ADOPTION FEE SPONSORED!
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NorCal Bully Breed Rescue


  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
What is your name? My Name is Shasta!

How old are you? I am 4+ yrs old

How much do you weigh? I weigh approx. 50 lbs

What do you like to eat? I love to eat my kibble and chew on Bully Sticks. Bully Sticks are my absolute favorite and the time passes so quickly when I’m focused on my bone. I stay quiet and content with my bully stick

What kind of personality do you have? My foster Mom says I’m a bit laid back because I really do like lounging around most of the day, but if my people are around and about I’m right by their side. I LOVE being by my person’s side. I also like giving slobbery kisses (my foster family loves them) but I can be told not to if needed

Describe your perfect day: My perfect day would be to wake up in the morning with my people (preferably in the same room) and let them know I need to go out. Then it’s breakfast time…I LOVE breakfast! I eat my kibble quickly and go outside to chase lizards and wander around. When I am ready to come in, I stand at the door to let them know. When my people walk with me I love it. I am good on leash and love smelling different things and places. Then an afternoon nap can’t be beat (and by the way, when I’m comfy and tired I snore-my foster mom says it’s pretty cute!)
Then more outside play and of course trying to find lizards. Cuddly time with my people, dinner and back outside for potty. Usually before bed my people let me get up on the couch or on the bed and it’s belly rub time…they usually let me stay there for quite a few minutes before it’s bedtime.

What is your favorite toy? Toys are “OK” but Bully Sticks are my most favorite thing to have

Do you know any tricks? No, I don’t really know any tricks at this point in time…can you teach me some?

What scares you? What scares me is chaotic places, lots of running around and high energy dogs, also dogs that are a little unsure of themselves as I feel like I have to protect myself before they hurt me. I’ve been to training to help me with this and Tug Dogs will help with a lesson and consult when I get adopted so my new people can learn the ropes to helping me with my fears

Have you been around children? Do you like them? I LOVE children. One thing I must tell you is that I can get pretty excited sometimes and I “may” knock smaller kids over so my foster Mom thinks children 11+ are a good match for me.

Do you like cats? I haven’t really been exposed to cats but don’t really “run after” anything so we’re not sure if I could live with cats but we could certainly test and see if it works

How do you feel about other dogs? Other dogs, hmmm well I told you I really LOVE my people..People are the very, very best in my book! Don’t get me wrong, there are some dogs that are “OK” if you ask me and others that kind of make me nervous so it’s been recommended that I go to an only dog household. When well behaved dogs are around I like to be with some of them but PEOPLE are what I crave!

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? In a Land FILLED with Lizards…Lizards everywhere…hiding, running, hiding some more and keeping me occupied cause I love watching them and chasing them.

How is your health? My health is excellent! I did have heart worm treatment (over a year ago) because when I was at the shelter I tested positive for heart worm. It was caught very early and I breezed through treatment and am now on preventative

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? I live with my foster Mom and Dad and many, many dogs (some resident dogs and some foster dogs). Without a doubt my best pals are my foster Mom and Dad!

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? I hang out in a kennel in the family room. The TV is usually on playing soft music and I have a cushy bed! It’s a big kennel, not a crate so I can stand up, move around and lie down.

Where do you sleep? I sleep in a crate in my Foster Mom and Dad’s bedroom. All of us sleep in there and it feels like one big happy family

Do you like walking on a leash? I do like walking on leash and usually stay by my person’s side and smelling around. I love going different places.

Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? Ok, so I have to be totally honest with you, sometimes I DO bark. The other dogs in my foster home are very excitable (Little fluffy yappers if you know what I mean) so when everyone gets really excited sometimes I bark too but I normally I’m pretty quiet

Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) I do potty outside. I stay outside until I go potty and then I come in.

Do you like playing in water? I’m not such a fan of water. My foster home has a pool but I’ve never really wanted to get in and try it. I’m OK with bathes though

What do you love about your foster family? I’ve been with my foster family so long now I really love them and they love me. They treat me as if I am their own and I know they won’t let me be adopted by just anyone, they will find the perfect match for me! I was bred a lot and I’m done with my job as Mama…I’m ready for ME time now!

What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue? I was turned into Shasta County Animal Control with my 8 pups — only a couple of weeks old. It was cold and not very comfy for my newborn pups. My foster Mom was asked if she could help and she said YES immediately. My puppies grew and were all adopted and I’m still waiting for that perfect home!

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue is a foster based rescue with foster homes spread all throughout the Sacramento area. We require our adopters to be within a 50 to 100 mile radius of us, depending on the dog, and depending on the home. This is because we need to do a yard check to guarantee that the potential adopter's yard is secure, and also have them be close enough should any behavioral issues arise, and the assistance of our trainer is needed. We try our best to match our dogs to the perfect homes, and match them based on their personalities, not their looks. Adoptions are not done on a "first come, first serve" basis, rather in the order of what homes are the right match for that particular dog. Our adoption fees are set based on the dog. Shasta’s adoption fee has been sponsored to an approved home. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and deworming (if necessary). If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, you can visit our website at and fill out an adoption application. Simply click the "adopt" tab to find the form. Once the form loads, fill in the blanks, and hit submit. Please allow at least 24 to 48 hours for a reply. Thanks in advance.

About NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue (NBBR) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping needy animals in our community. While our focus is on "bully breeds," we don't discriminate and will very often help dogs of any breed, provided we have a foster home available. We take in dogs from local shelters with a focus on those with medical challenges and those whose behavior is declining due to the stress of the shelter environment. These are the dogs most often overlooked and in need of the most help.

NBBR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, our tax ID # is 46-3665141. Your donations are fully tax deductible and fund our operations and help pay our vet expenses.

NBBR is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless pets through the spaying/neutering of all our our rescued dogs and through education on the importance of spaying/neutering all animals. We provide information on low cost or no cost spay/neuter clinics in our surrounding areas.

Each dog that comes to us has been temperament tested, updated on shots, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Many of our dogs have also been treated for various medical conditions including mange, heart worms, broken bones, neurological issues, and many others. One of our dogs can take anywhere from one month to one year to get ready for adoption and the cost for the dogs we take on can range from $100 to several thousand dollars. We take on dogs from shelters that are set to be euthanized for various reasons, including simply that they've been there too long, or they have a medical condition that precludes them from adoption to the public, making them "rescue only." This means only a rescue can pull them from the shelter, but also leaves us to be responsible for any costs to to be increased by said rescue dog.

We also take on strays and incur the cost of having them vaccinated, spayed, neutered and microchipped. We will help dogs who owners can no longer provide care by networking their dog, provided the owner can continue to house the dog. We insure a safe house for all of the dogs that we take on and provide all needed supplies for the foster homes that care for them until they are to be adopted. We also insure that they never end up in a shelter, running the risk of being euthanized due to lack of space or due to becoming "aggressive" cause by the stress of being in a shelter environment.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoptable dogs live in foster homes and meet and greets are done by appointment.

Monthly adoption events are held at the Roseville Petfood Express store at 1009 Galleria Blvd in The Fountains Shopping Ctr. These events take place on the second Friday of each month from 6-8pm.

Our upcoming adoption events through 2016 are:
November 11th, December 9th
Our upcoming adoption events through 2017 are:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the adoption process is the completion of our online adoption application. You will be able to fill it out online and email it back to us. If you have any questions regarding regarding your application, we are here to answer them.

The second step is the home check. Our main priority in this step is insuring that your yard is 100% secure - there can be no loose boards or gaps in your fencing. If your dog is going to be spending anytime outside while you are at work or away from home, we ask that you have adequate shade or shelter from the elements.Before we schedule a home check, we may ask you to send us photos of your yard/fencing to get an idea of where the dog will be living. If you have any hesitation or questions about our yard check, please see our section on "How to Prepare for a Home Check."

The last step in the adoption process is the meet and greet. This is where we meet with you and any existing pets to ensure proper introductions are made. We want to make sure everyone gets along. Once all introductions are made, and everyone gets along, your rescue dog is yours to adopt.

Please note that there is no pressure involved, and if situation that cannot be resolved arise, we will always take our dog back. Also, be aware that there is an acclimation period for each dog and every dog is different. It can take a few days or a few weeks for your new dogs to settle in. We will assist in any way possible, including referring our trainer to come work with you and the dog.

All of our dogs are rescues, meaning they have already needed help in some way, and will only to to homes where they will live a "CHARMED LIFE." All of our adoptive dogs will be indoor dogs with outdoor privileges. We believe that dogs are family members, and should be allowed to sleep indoors.The only time they should be kept outdoors is if the weather permits. Any applications looking for an outdoor only dog will be denied. All current pets in your home need to be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and one heartworm preventive. Out of area adoptions are within reason and on a case-by-case basis.

Walk the perimeter of your yard. Take notes on the condition of your fence. Are there any loose boards or gaps under any sections of you fencing? If yes, these are easy fixes. You can nail any loose board back into place, and you can fill any gaps with pavers and gravel Do you have a lock on your gate? If not, please purchase one prior to your home check. Is there adequate shade or shelter for your new dog if it is going to be left outdoors while you're at work? Do you have anything hazardous in your yard, i.e. nails sticking out, chemicals left out, etc? Do you have a cat? If so, does your cat have a high spot it can retreat to if being chased? Are your garbage cans located somewhere near a gate where a dog can jump into them to get out? If so please move them. Please address these issues prior to our visit.

All of our dogs will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped prior to being adopted. Our adoption fees are considered to be donations. All donations from adoption go right back into our rescue account, allowing us to continue to help dogs in need. At the bare minimum, the cost to properly vet a dog is $100. But some of the dogs we take on are medical cases, which can cost several thousand dollars. Because of this, we ask the following adoption fees:
$350 for puppies, which are any dogs under a year old
$200 for any adult dog ages 1.