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My name is Bao!

Pit Bull Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Mission Viejo, California - Bao
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Bao's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Bao's Story...
Meet Bao!

BAO means gem, and everyone who meets him thinks he is one of the rare ones. He is the kind of dog that touches your heart in a way that you cannot help but love this goofy, sweet boy. Bao is between 1 - 2 years old, and is some kind of Bull Mastiff/Pit Bull mix with a splash of lumbering Great Dane in there somewhere. He is lovingly referred to as the ‘Bull In A China Shop’ – like a goofy puppy in a 75lb body. You can't help but laugh and smile at his expense when he is running and tripping after his ball. He is eager to please, and is convinced he is in trouble no matter who in the house is getting reprimanded. He has a WOOF! on him that, until you are used to it, can make you jump a foot off of the floor. He will happily use this WOOF! to let you know when someone is walking past the house or is at the front door, and then will come running to you, with a smile on his face, when you tell him to quiet down and stop freaking out the neighbors. He has soulful, sometimes sad eyes that tell you that the world is still a scary place for him, but he is working on becoming braver each day. He has learned things like how to go up and down stairs (although he is still comically clumsy at it), how to sit nicely and wait for his food, “leave it” when he is trying to get 1 of his foster sisters (an old lady Chihuahua) to play with him, “out” when he is trying to squeeze into the bathroom with you or sticking his nose in the trash, knows “no begging”, “go lay down”, and “kisses". He also knows “gentle” when he is playing too rough with another 1 of his foster sisters (he has 3 of them), loves his crate, loves to play fetch, loves to play with his ball, all by himself, spread eagle on his back, will sit patiently in the car while you run in to return your Red Box movie, falls asleep on long car rides, loves camping trips to the desert where he can run and play, has a tail that will clear a coffee table with it’s joyous wagging, and “talks” up a storm when he is happy to have you home. He needs someone who knows how to be the Alpha so that he does not feel like he has to take on the job. Strange dogs are scary to him, but his foster mom has worked very hard to get him to feel more confident on walks and to happily accept treats when passing one of the nutty neighborhood dogs. He is good with kids, but they also make him a little nervous with their loud noises and rowdiness – he will either go to his crate, or will lay down under a table so that he can be out of the way. He has learned to leave the squirrels alone in the yard, so with some work, he could even become used to cats. He will need someone who can continue his training, someone who wants to introduce him to new and exciting people, places and pets. His only fault is that he has not seen enough of the world, so he doesn't always know how to behave with new people and dogs, but once properly introduced, he is easy-going and just plain wonderful. When you meet this boy, you will find yourself saying, "I can't put my finger on it, but there is something really special about that dog".

A home check, contract and adoption fee is required to adopt Bao.

Please complete and application on our website at: www.thearkanimalrescue.org and send it to, shalee@thearkanimalrescue.org.

Facts about Bao

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bao, a Mission Viejo Pit Bull Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Pit Bull Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier for sale in Mission Viejo, or seeking a Pit Bull Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier dog from a breeder in Mission Viejo.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Mission Viejo 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 Mission Viejo 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 Pit Bull Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier breeders who help with Pit Bull Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Mission Viejo paves the way for another one to be saved.