My name is Violet!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Violet
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Violet's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Violet's Story...
What is your name? Violet. aka little hippo, velvet hippo, monkey

How old are you? Best guess around 3 years old. A lady never tells her true age.

How much do you weigh? What? Really? How insulting. Ok fine, around 50 pounds, but I've been working out.

What do you look like? Well mostly people tell me I look like a baby hippo. Not sure if that's a compliment or not. But I'm pretty darn small, even though I look huge in photos. I'm a compact little muscular girl that snorts like a pig.

What do you like to eat? I currently eat Merrick dog food. And I like treats. But I'm not super into food. I'd much rather get praise from a person than treats.

What kind of personality do you have? I'm a super mellow girl. You could even say I'm lazy. I don't need a lot of exercise and I get tired easily. There's nothing I love more than to lay next to my person on the couch and watch tv. I don't bark, I try but no sound comes out. I don't pee in the house, I make sure to not have accidents. I love my crate, but I'd be fine being left out in the house while you're gone since I don't chew on stuff.

Describe your perfect day: I just want to be with my person. I don't need a lot of exercise like walks and stuff. I'm kind of a lazy dog, so my perfect day would be snuggling on the couch eating a bowl of popcorn with my human and watching a movie marathon on TV.

What is your favorite toy? I have a stuffed duck that my friend Susan got for me. I decided to eat it's beak and feet though. I love anything that squeaks.

Do you know any tricks? I listen really well and know sit, down, and stay.

What scares you? I really don't like water coming out of a hose. I don't know why, I just don't.

Have you been around children? Do you like them? I absolutely love kids. I try not to jump up on them but sometimes I can't help myself. But since I'm so small, it's really not that big of a deal. At least I don't think so.

Do you like cats? Yes, they taste delicious.

How do you feel about other dogs? Well, here's the thing. I love people. Like a LOT. But other dogs, well, let's just say I need to be in a home with no other dogs. Ever. But did I mention that I LOVE people?!

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? On a couch with rain falling outside laying next to my human with a blanket covering us watching a movie. And there most definitely should be some popcorn involved.

How is your health? I'm in perfect health. Great teeth, great coat, great figure.
Everyone who meets me tells me how pretty I am.

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? I live at Tug Dogs with my friend Erin. She's my closest companion. She's helped me to not dislike other dogs so much. It's been tough, but she's taught me that I don't need to hate them. So there's other dogs here, but I'd much rather it just be me and Erin. She's my best friend.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? In my crate. I'm fully crate trained and see it as my little safe place. But honestly if I was adopted and left home alone, I'd just sleep on the couch and not chew on stuff. I'm pretty good like that.

Where do you sleep? In my crate. But if I get adopted into a home, I'd love nothing more than to sleep in bed with my person.

Do you like walking on a leash? Yes, but I don't like other dogs a whole lot. So I'd need some assistance from my owner to keep me distracted if another dog came by. The good part is that when I'm adopted, Tug Dogs will work with my new owner and assist them with learning how to walk me.

Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? I don't bark. Like not at all. My foster parents thought that maybe my vocal chords were removed, but when they took me to the vet, it turned out that someone just yanked too hard on my neck with a choke chain. I'm not really sure what that is, but it sounds scary.

Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) I never go potty inside. Ever. But truth be told, I may get scared when I go into a new home and I might potty inside once or twice until I get used to where I am.

Do you like playing in water? Yes! I love to swim!! But I'm really scared of the hose. I feel like I should remember why, but I just don't.

What do you love about your foster family? I've been living at Tug Dogs for about four months, and I feel really safe here. They've helped me get over some of my anger issues that I had towards other dogs, and that made me feel a lot more relaxed. Mostly I just like hanging out with Erin and getting belly rubs.

What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue? I don't remember a whole lot. I know that I was left abandoned in an empty house for a few weeks before NBBR came and got me. I lived with them for nine months. I liked it a lot but they had some dogs there that I didn't get along with. So I moved to Tug Dogs. And I'm doing a lot better here. My moms from NBBR come visit me and I love seeing them. I won't ever forget how much they love 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. Violet’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.

Facts about Violet

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Violet, a Lincoln 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 Lincoln, or seeking a American Pit Bull Terrier dog from a breeder in Lincoln.

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