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My name is PUPPY - Silas!!!

American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix Puppy for adoption in Lincoln, California - PUPPY - Silas!!
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NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about PUPPY - Silas!!

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
What is your name? Silas

How old are you? About 11 months

How much do you weigh? I think around 50 lbs.

What do you look like? Like a tiger! I’m dark brown with tan strips.

What do you like to eat? I like my grain-free chicken or turkey kibble. I also like pretty much all treats.

What kind of personality do you have? I’m a very active pup, I like to play and run. I’m smart and a people-pleaser.

Describe your perfect day: My perfect day would be getting to meet lots of people. I love people! I also love spending time with my family (dogs and people). Chewing on toys and bones with my family is so much fun!

What is your favorite toy? My favorite is my baseball mitt. I love showing people my toys!

Do you know any tricks? I know how to “sit”, “wait” before I can leave my crate, before I eat, and before I come inside. I’m also learning “leave it” and “drop it.”

What scares you? The vacuum. It’s really loud!
Have you been around children? Do you like them? I haven’t been around children much but I love everyone!

Do you like cats? I get really excited around cats! I want to play with them all the time but they never want to play with me!

How do you feel about other dogs? I love playing with my foster siblings. I play really well with them because I think I’m a big dog! With other dogs, I’m a little too playful and they don’t always like that.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? I love my foster family but I would really like to be in my forever home with another dog that likes to play or a very active family. I would be a perfect hiking or running buddy!

How is your health? Excellent! I’m growing bigger and stronger every day, like a puppy should!

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? I live my two foster sisters and one foster brother. I love my foster sister Keira. We play the best together! I want to play with the cats but they always run away from me.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? I hang out in my crate that way I stay safe and don’t get into things I’m not supposed to.

Where do you sleep? In my crate. My foster mommy tells me “Get in your crate.” And I hop right in because I always get a treat for being a good boy!

Do you like walking on a leash? I walk very well on a leash with my special harness.

Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? I think I’m a bigger dog than I actually am and right now it gets me in trouble because I play too rough with the (actual) big dogs. When I get too rowdy, my foster mommy puts me on time-out. I don’t like it, but it gets me to calm down so I can play nicer. I also get really excited when I see other dogs and if they bark at me, I bark back. I just really want to play!

Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) Yes!

Do you like playing in water? I like shallow water. I’m not the strongest swimmer!

What do you love about your foster family? I love having the big dogs to play with and seeing cats! I love how my foster mommy and daddy teach me things so I can grow up to be a well-mannered adult dog.

What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue? I was brought to the Stockton shelter with my brothers and sister. The people that had us before had a dog that picked on us. I had a wound on my head that healed quickly. They thought we were seven weeks old but we were actually younger, probably closer to five weeks. We may have had a rough start but we’re all safe now.

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue is a foster based rescue with foster homes spread all throughout the Sacramento area. We usually 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 are, however, willing to adopt out of our area, including the Bay Area, Tahoe, and even further. We've even adopted out of state on very special occasions. 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 based on the dog and range from $200-$350. In the case of senior dogs (6+ years), fees will be waived to the right 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 norcalbullybreedrescue.com and fill out an adoption application (from your home computer).

The adoption donation for Silas is $350.

Interested in meeting Silas or any of our adoptable dogs? Complete and submit the adoption application on our website - norcalbullybreedrescue.com
Please allow at least 24 to 48 hours for a reply.

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...

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.

ADOPTION PREREQUISITES:
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.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A HOME CHECK:
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.

ADOPTION FEES:
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.