My name is Nico!

American Staffordshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Warrenville, Illinois - Nico
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I'm being cared for by:
Players for Pits, NFP

Facts about Nico

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Nico is a stunning tri-colored short & stocky pit mix with gorgeous green eyes! Nico came from a high kill shelter in the heart of Chicago where most dogs are picked up in the worst neighborhoods.

Here's is what we know about Nico:
--- Nico would do best as an only dog
--- Nico would prefer no cats in his life.
--- Nico is so content sitting at home; he likes to hang out on the couch
--- Nico is starting to love car rides!
--- Nico would be best with older children as he's a strong boy and sometimes jumps a little
--- Nico takes treatly extremely gently!
--- Nico has some minor whining with new people and places but he does relax with time and it is more then worth the wait because this handsome guy is just the best!
--- Nico loves acupuncture to relieved some nerves. He goes a couple times a month with us
--- Nico come with free training for life and a couple acupuncture appointments!

His foster is head over heels for Nico and wanted to share this about him for anyone who is interested in meeting him: "Nico is hands down the most laid back foster I have ever had. He is an old soul and can easily sleep 20 hours a day. Nico's favorite activity is sun bathing, he will find sun anywhere in the yard no matter the time of day. Nico enjoys the outdoors and is so relaxed when he's able to lay outside. He happy laying on a floor, couch, or dog bed. He isn't picky about where he takes naps... he just makes sure he takes them. Nico would make a best friend for someone that is willing to give him time to warm up. He absolutely loves human affection! He loves to cuddle with you but is also happy retreating back to his dog bed. Nico loves walks (even though he takes them at a slow pace) and will walk so gracefully on a leash. He's happy to greet people on walks and also happy to be back home when the walk is over."

Interested in meeting Nico? Please email us an for more information!

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.