My name is Shay!

American Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Warrenville, Illinois - Shay
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I'm being cared for by:
Players for Pits, NFP

Facts about Shay

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Shay is a beautiful chocolate-colored Pit mix whose golden eyes catch everyone's attention! Shay was abandoned by her owner with three 3-week old puppies. This little family of four survived thanks to PFP and Shay was an amazing mom to her puppies which helped them find great homes.

Shay suffered through a disease known as Blastomycosis which left her permanently blind in one eye, but because it was caught early by our vet she has made a full recovery and no longer has any medical issues. So, now it's Shay's turn to find a home.

About Shay:
--- Shay would prefer to be an only dog in her future home but despite that, she has no leash reactivity while on walks and doesn't mind seeing other dogs as long as she has some space to feel safe. Shay does not mind wildlife, such as squirrels, rabbits or even deer (which she encounters frequently on walks)!
--- Shay has been around a couple cats and thinks they are pretty cool! She doesn't chase them, even if they run away from her and she is able to coexist peacefully with them.
--- Shay absolutely loves car rides and often travels with her foster dad for long trips. Her favorite car ride is to Starbucks for a puppaccino! She has even been on trips for up to 4 hours without stopping and shes the perfect travel companion.
--- Shay has been around kids from 6 months old to young adults and she loves them! She gets to hang out with a 5 year old often and has proven to be quite gentle and respectful of kids in general.

Shay has lived in an apartment and in a house and adapted well to both, She currently has a balcony at her foster dads house and she loves to lay in the sun and relax with her favorite stuffed bear! Shay also gets to go to work with her foster dad at the ballpark and helps shag baseballs from the outfield! On top of all of this, Shay is potty trained and crate trained to a T!

Please email us at for further information on Shay!

About Players for Pits, NFP

About Our Rescue Group...

Players for Pits is a 501c3, non profit rescue that connects professional athletes to the community in order to come together to take a stand against the abuse and neglect of animals. PFP serves the western suburbs of Chicago and is a foster based rescue, so the dogs in our care are in foster homes learning the basics of being a well balanced dog versus being in cages at loud boarding facilities.

The athletes involved in our rescue actively support the rescue efforts and help by spreading the word of dogs in need. It is the mission of Players for Pits to educate dog owners about proper pet care - both physical and mental - so that the dogs in our care can be happy, well balanced members of society. It is our goal to rescue dogs from high kill shelters and place them into loving homes in the suburbs. At Players for Pits we stand up for pit bulls, who's character is routinely tarnished and often misrepresented. We recognize the pit bull for what it is: a DOG. And any dog with the right care and owners can be a wonderful pet. While we are an advocate for pit bulls, we do not discriminate based on breed and will take in other breeds if they need you help. Players for Pits is also very active in the community and we co-host clinics to help struggling families maintain their pets health, we train pit bull type dogs to become therapy dogs for children with abusive backgrounds, and we try to involve the community in our goal to reduce pet abandonment.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...!donate/ctzx

Come Meet Our Pets...

View all of our adoptable pets on our website, at as well as daily updates on our facebook page at

We hold adoptions events 2-4 times a month at Wet Nose (Geneva, IL location) as well as Kriser's (Glen Ellyn, IL location). Please email us or visit our website if you would like info on our next adoption event!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Fees:
Puppies (12 weeks old - 6months): $300
Puppies (6 months - 1 year): $250
Adults (1 year - 6years): $150
Seniors (7+ years old): $75

1. We require an adoption application to be completed in its entirety. Any application with questions not answered fully will not be considered complete and will not be processed.
2. We check your references and process your application.
3. Phone/email interview - we notify you that we have received your application and go over any areas of concern or speak to you more about the dog in which you are applying for.
4. Set up a meet and greet - this can be at an adoption event, in your home or at the fosters home.
5. Pet meet and greet - we make sure your current pets and your potential new family member are a good match! If you are adopting a dog that is currently with either of our trainers, we will have you bring your dog(s) to our trainer for the meet and greet. **We will not adopt a dog into a situation we do not believe the dog can handle. The dogs are our #1 priority.
6. Finalize the adoption - sign the adoption contract and pay adoption fee - we accept cash or check.

Your adoption fee covers all vaccinations, fecal test, heartworm test, etc as well as spay/neuter and microchipping. No pets will be adopted out until they have a clean bill of health from our veterinarian.