My name is JoyJoy-FUN LOVING POOCH!!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - JoyJoy-FUN LOVING POOCH!
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I'm being cared for by:
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about JoyJoy-FUN LOVING POOCH!

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

How old are you? About 1.5 years

How much do you weigh? A compact 39lbs

What do you look like? I'm a beautiful dark brindle baby with wonky ears - one up, one down

What do you like to eat? I'm not very picky, but my foster Mom is, so she feeds me grain-free salmon & sweet potato food

What kind of personality do you have? I'm a very happy girl, always prancing around. That's why my foster folks named my Joy-Joy. They said one "Joy" wasn't enough!!

Describe your perfect day: My perfect day would be doing something adventurous with my favorite people. I love water and LOVE to swim. I'm a pretty confident gal and will try most things at least once. I enjoy camping, kayaking and swimming. I even went for a quad ride once!

What is your favorite toy? I love to chew on nylabones!

Do you know any tricks? Yes! I spin on command!

What scares you? Loud voices - I'm sensitive and think I'm in trouble

Have you been around children? Do you like them? I haven't spent much time around children, but they seem okay. The children I've met have been nice.

Do you like cats? I don't really know...

How do you feel about other dogs? I like most other dogs, but I'm told that sometimes I can be bratty around other dogs. Proper introductions are a must. And, my foster Momma says I have an obnoxious play style.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? Anywhere as long as there's sunshine and my family!

How is your health? I'm in good health, but can be prone to allergies, so I have to stay on good food.

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? My foster folks have paired me with their resident dog Riley. He's an older dude, but he's pretty cool. He's teaching me the ropes.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? I am crate trained and love the safety my crate provides when my foster folks aren't home.

Where do you sleep? At night time, Riley and I usually sleep on the bed with my foster folks. Foster Momma says I'm a great snuggler!

Do you like walking on a leash? Yes! I enjoy walks and am a very polite leash walker!

Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? I will chew the heck out of a shoe, if allowed access to them.

Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) Yes! I am completely potty trained and have not had one accident since I arrived at my foster folks home!

Do you like playing in water? I absolutely adore water and am a pretty darn good swimmer too! My foster folks have a wading pool in the back yard and I jump in every chance I get. They also took me kayaking to the lake this summer and I decided that I like to dive into the water straight from the kayak!!

What do you love about your foster family? They love me and take good care of me, but they also teach me things, so I'll be ready for my forever home.

What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue? I don't remember much about like before I was rescued by the nice folks of NBBR. I only remember being at that awful shelter and my time was running out. I was a volunteer favorite at the shelter and the folks there really wanted to see me get to safety. I am so happy to be alive and in a foster home with folks who love me and care for me.

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. Joy's adoption fee is $200. 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 scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "adopt" to find the form. Once the form downloads, fill in the blanks, and return the completed form to us by email at 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.