My name is Sawyer!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Sawyer
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NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Sawyer

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Sawyer is an incredible boy, he is very much a puppy at heart; happy, playful, & curious about everything. He is good with people. He likes kids, he gets super excited wiggly tush & a whipper tail, so children over 6 would best. He has done well with our two small dogs (4 lbs and 12 lbs) & he’s learned to play gentle with them. He has shown no food, toy, or resource guarding behaviors and our little dogs have really tested & pushed him! He enjoys running amok and rough housing with our family’s large dogs. He would like a female canine buddy with he takes a while to warm up to large male dogs but does fine once introduced properly.
His ideal home includes a big yard to run and play and someone who wants to take him on hiking adventures, & runs. At approximately two years old, Big Ol’ Brown Eyes Sawyer is the perfect mix of bouncy energy and couch potato – in fact, he spends most of his time as the latter when it’s chilly out. He is an indoors dog. He cannot be left unattended outdoors or he will employ fence jumping to find his own entertainment. This behavior has been be curbed with training but it’s one of those things that once a dog learns it, it unfortunately lingers. He needs people who take the pack leader issue seriously. For the right owner who understands the importance of structure, leadership, and exercise; Sawyer can make a wonderful addition to your life.
He is 55 pounds. He is Catahoula leopard dog and Pit Bull mix. He has a great combination of traits from each breed. He is intelligent and energetic. You need to keep him physically and mentally stimulated. If, as likely, he is not with you in the capacity of a working dog, you can engage him in agility and obedience training. Agile & healthy, Sawyer’s favorite game is playing ball followed by a close second to chasing hose sprinkler spray.
He is an exuberant adolescent dog but he also enjoys couch chill time at end of the day He’s happy to join with his people gardening, watching movies, and helping with homework cuddling up in bed. Pretty much if he is with his people he is happy whatever you are doing and he wants to be by your side. He excited about his daily walks, he does well on lead whether river trails or neighborhood. Sawyer does OK with dog savvy cats.
The staff at his shelter did everything they could to keep him happy but he developed kennel stress. Post shelter he has blossomed with lots of TLC at his foster home, including play groups, enrichment activities, extra human time and more exercise. He gets a lot of walks and attention. When the weekend comes and his weekday routine is thrown of; he rolls with it. We take him outside, where he rolls around in the grass, watches squirrels intensely, and peacefully zones out as we give him belly rubs and talking to him softly. I would describe him as the dog he is at heart: goofy, adorable, sweet & loving dog.
When Sawyer is with his people, his comfort, gratefulness and joy are palpable. He will literally fall asleep in your lap at drop of a hat. Despite the misgivings of his previous life which landed him in the shelter, he has managed to remain at heart a social dog who enjoys the company of people. Long periods without human contact cause him great emotional suffering and stress. It has been an absolute pleasure to see if him turn into the fun-loving, happy-go-lucky dog that he is.
Falling in love with Sweet Sawyer is contagious! It probably has to do with the way he endearingly gravitates towards your lap, or maybe it’s the way he dances around when excited, or because he looks and hops like Tiger from Winnie the Poo, or his big smile & warm eyes, or maybe it is his goofy demeanor & silly antics.
Sawyer is Sawyer and he will make you fall in love with him!

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.