My name is Brown Sugar!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Jerseyville, Illinois - Brown Sugar
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Pound Pets, Inc - Jerseyville Chapter

Facts about Brown Sugar

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Say hello to Brown Sugar!! Brown Sugar is wonderful dog who loves attention. She is happiest snuggled up with you getting back scratches and belly rubs. She is potty trained and is working on her crate training. She enjoys going on walks which is good because she has some energy to burn off. She also is good with other dogs...she loves playing with her two foster brothers. She also snores while she sleeps...its adorable!

She has been known to jump 4ft fences in the past. There have not been any issues with our 6ft fence. So please keep this in mind that she could use a lead, taller fence, or some training to be ok in your back yard.

From My Foster Mom....

Brown Sugar. My foster parents just call me Sugar for short

How old are you?
I am around 2-3 years old. I have been with my foster family since February 3rd 2015.

What do you look like?
I have some pittie mix in me. Sadly someone chopped my ears very badly. So now I look a bit like mini mouse

What do you like to eat?
Everything! I am currently on Purina adult dog food. I like it a lot. I can be a bit protective of my food and bones so my foster parents feed me separately from my foster brothers.

What kind of personality do you have?
Depends on the time of day. During the day I can be energetic and playful. In the evening I get tired and I get super lovey dovey and all I want to do is lay on your lap or snuggle in bed.

What is your favorite toy?
I love all toys! Squeaky ones especially. I also love playing Frisbee. Sometimes I don't want to give it back. I do have a hard time sharing some of my toys with my foster brothers and can get grumpy.

Do you know any tricks?
I can sit, lay down, roll over. We are working on my stay. I can do it for short periods. I am also working on my "come" command.

What scares you?
Vacuum cleaners. But I just run into the other room.

Do you like cats?

Do you have any doggie best friends?
I have two foster brothers that are my buddies.

How is your health?
I am in tip top shape. I am spayed and up to date on all my shots

Where do you hang out when you are home alone?
I stay in my crate when my foster parents are at work for the day

Where do you sleep?
I sleep in my crate most nights. Sometimes my foster parents will let me snuggle up in the bed with them and my foster brothers. It gets pretty crowded.

What do I have issues with?
Well I can jump pretty high and sometimes go after squirrels. So I will need a home with a 6ft fence because I can jump shorter ones.

I don't always get along with other dogs. My foster parents are always careful with me going out. If I do meet a new dog I need a proper introduction and to take things slow. My foster parents always warn other parents that I might not like their dog and to be careful around me.

If you would like to learn more about Brown Sugar, email Pound Pets, Inc. at

The adoption application is located here:

Most of the animals listed on here are in foster homes, but some are still residing at the Granite City Animal Control until they can be adopted or there is a foster home opening.

Pound Pets Inc Rescue can always use more fosters.

If you are interested in fostering, the foster application is located here:

Pound Pets volunteers cleans the animal control building, we are the caregivers for the animals brought in. Once they come through the door, they become our responsibility. We photograph all animals and post to the Pound Pets Facebook page. We provide them clean kennels, beds, blankets, toys, treats, outside play time, walks and human interaction. We try to comfort the scared, keep the high-energy ones exercised and provide plenty of love and affection to make their time at animal control as less stressful as possible.

Sometimes they get reclaimed by their families and sometimes they don't. If they don't it is our responsibility to find the adopters, fosters or rescues to save them from euthanasia.

We get in sick and injured animals as well. They do not sit in their kennels or cages needing veterinary care. Once we see the need for care they are taken to the vet. Sometimes the illness or injury is minor and the city will cover the bill, Other times when it's not, we do. We do all of this on our own dime. We buy the food, the beds, the blankets, the toys, and all the other things that go into care for the animals. Sometimes things are donated and that is wonderful!! We pay the medical bills that the city doesn't. As with most animal controls, there is a limit on what they will do or cover. At Pound Pets, there is no limit. Broken Bones, Surgery, Parvo, Heartworm, etc., if the animal has a chance the animal is given that chance. This is not a shelter but an animal control.

Pound Pets Facebook Page:

About Pound Pets, Inc - Jerseyville Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

In 2014 we received our Rescue License from the state of IL. We did this mainly to help the animals in the facility that do not get reclaimed, adopted or tagged by other rescues. We also take back the animals that were adopted from animal control that are being returned because it doesn't work out. We do not want these animals going back to animal control so they come into our rescue.

With all the animals that come through animal control it is impossible for one rescue to take them all. So, we will be stepping up our efforts to bring more rescues aboard to help us with the animals that come through the facility.

We also have a Community Outreach program in our community. People can contact the volunteers for the best time to come to the animal control to pick up the food donations. This program was started to help those struggling to feed their animals. We understand that things happen and finances get tight. Often the first thing some do it cut the costs of feeding their pets by rehoming or taking them to animal control. Our goal is to keep these pets in their homes by providing food, at no cost.

Come Meet Our Pets...


Sunday, March 19th from 11 am to 4 pm
Home & Garden Show
Metro East Lutheran High School
6305 Center Grove Rd
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Stay tuned for future public events!

Once your application is approved you can always do a meet and greet with the animal you are interested in adopting.

April 29th, 2017
Pound Pets Trivia Night
Kirkwood Community Center
111 S. Geyer Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
Doors open at 6 pm / Trivia starts at 7 pm
For Reservations: 314-952-0601 or

Our Adoption Process...

You must complete an application. We do all checks on references. Once approved you complete an adoption contract and pay the fee.

$100 Kittens and Cats / $150 for Dogs / $200 for Puppies

All our animals are completely vetted, spayed/neutered and microchipped.