My name is Capone!

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

Facts about Capone

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
What is your name? My name is Capone
How old are you? I just celebrated my 4th birthday on 10/1/16. Happy Birthday to me!
How much do you weigh? About 45 lbs
What do you look like? I’m a very handsome brindle boy but I’m kinda funny looking cuz I don’t really have a neck. I might have “short spine syndrome” (Google “pig the dog”)
What do you like to eat? My foster mom feeds me grain free food (turkey and sweet potato flavor I think). And I love peanut butter! And treats.
What kind of personality do you have? I’m what they call “special needs”. I have a split personality. At home with my foster family (who I know and love and trust), I’m so happy and I’m a total sweetheart. But out in the real world, I’m very scared and skittish. New people, new places, loud noises, etc. make me anxious. But I’m working with my foster momma and a trainer to not be such a Nervous Nellie.
Describe your perfect day: I wake up at 6am and I want to get the day started! My perfect day would include going outside to play, hanging out inside to just chill out, snuggling with my peeps and eating lots of treats.
What is your favorite toy? I love peanut butter filled kongs.
Do you know any tricks? Tricks? Um, well I wait by my crate door at night and in the morning when my mom needs to leave for work. Now, you may not consider this a “trick” but considering when I first moved in with my foster mom I busted out of three crates, trust me, this is a huge accomplishment. My foster mom is so proud of me!!!
What scares you? Um, just about everything. I’m afraid of new people (men in particular), new places, strange noises. But, as I said, I’m working with my foster momma and a trainer to not be such a Nervous Nellie and we’re definitely making progress.
Have you been around children? Do you like them? Yes, I’ve been around kids and I like them. But loud/wild kids might make me anxious. Because I’m scared of a lot of noises, I might do better in a home with older/no children.
Do you like cats? I’m ok with some tolerant cats but sometimes they make me anxious and I chase them or bark at them. I guess it depends on the cat but I would probably do best in a home without cats.
How do you feel about other dogs? With proper intros, I’m ok with most other dogs.
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? Snuggling with my foster momma and my pack. Or hiding under the bed. Or chillaxing in my crate.
How is your health? As I said, my body is a little deformed. I might have “short spine syndrome” (google “Pig the dog”) but overall, my health is good. I’m neutered and UTD on everything.
Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? I live with 2 humans - my foster mom and foster brother (aged 13) who I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! And the brindle bunch - 3 other dogs (2 males and 1 female, 2 resident dogs and 1 other foster). I’m ok with all the other dogs but my best bud is one of the resident dogs.
Where do you hang out when you are home alone? I am crate trained and am happy chillin In my crate
Where do you sleep? At night, I sleep in my crate
Do you like walking on a leash? I don't have a ton of leash experience but I'm ok on the leash
Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? Seriously? Do we have to talk about this? OK, as I’ve said I can be very anxious around new people and/or in new situations. Also, if I hear a strange noises, I bark. But I’m just trying to protect myself and my family! And, as I’ve said, we’re working on the barking.
Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) Seriously? Yes. Duh!
Do you like playing in water? No but I drink out of the puddles by the pool
What do you love about your foster family? Where do I start? Everything! I love that they gave me a chance and now they are teaching me how to be part of a family.
What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue? I was at the Roseville SPCA for 2 weeks. During that time, I did not sit down, I did not lay down, I did not shut my eyes, I did not sleep. At all. I just paced. And paced. They wanted to put me down because they felt I had no quality of life. Luckily, I was a staff favorite and someone at Roseville SPCA networked me. My foster momma (who loves brindle colored pooches) saw my picture said she’d foster me.

Capone's adoption donation is $200.

Interested in meeting Capone? Please complete our application at and email it to

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 2017 are:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th & December 8th.

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.