My name is Ivy!

American Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adoption in Greensboro, North Carolina - Ivy
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I'm being cared for by:
The Merit Pit Bull Foundation

Facts about Ivy

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 62738

Born February 2014

DOG FRIENDLY: Slow intros with new pups

CAT FRIENDLY: Not Yet Tested


PERSONALITY: Ivy is friendly, curious and playful. Eager to learn & please. She is learning that humans are not so bad after all. She is still a little apprehensive of strangers that come in the house right now but with continued exposure she's getting better and realizing people are GREAT!

FAVORITE TOY: She is discovering them and having a blast doing in. Right now she loves the wubba and loves for you to throw it so she can run, pounce on it, then bring it back to you.

HOBBIES: Chasing the wubba, discovering new things, new people and places

TRAINING KNOWLEDGE: In just a few weeks of having Ivy she has already learned sit & down. She's very smart and very eager to learn and get yummy treats in return. We are working on leash skills & look (attention) now.

Hi, I'm Ivy. I'm still new here with Merit but I'm so grateful that they rescued me from that shelter! I'm such a happy girl and eager to learn new things. I'm finding out people are not so bad after all. I was a little unsure at first. I love when my foster family loves on me and plays with me. I am discovering so many new thing I never knew before. Toys are my new favorite things and I love to play fetch the wubba. I also love my crate and go in there with no problem. I even go in there to hang out sometimes when I don't have to. It's like my own little mini house. I go outside for all my bathroom breaks and have not had any accidents inside. Foster mom says I catch on really quick because I have already learned sit and down in just a couple weeks of being here, but really I just want the treat she's going to give me after. I will do just about anything for a treat! She says that's a good thing because I still need to learn some leash manners. I thought I was supposed to pull her around but she says that's not the way it goes. Foster mom says I have a bit of medical stuff that we need to take care of because when I got to her I was not very healthy. I arrived very underweight, but am slowly putting weight back on. I also have to go through something called heartworm treatment in a couple weeks to get rid of some worms I have in my heart. Foster mom says after that I have to be spayed, whatever that means. I just hope it means I get a treat after!!!

This little beauty is current on her shots and will be spayed prior to adoption. For more information or to submit an adoption application, please visit our website at

Think you might be interested in fostering one of our pups? Please visit our website at for more information or to submit a foster application.
Ivy, American Pit Bull Terrier has been shared from Shelter Exchange.

About The Merit Pit Bull Foundation

About Our Rescue Group...

The Merit Pit Bull Foundation strives for a compassionate world where pit bull type dogs live in responsible homes and where owner education, training and anti-cruelty legislation support all pet owners regardless of breed.


Email: for adoption or fostering information





Donate to Our Rescue Group...

The Merit Pit Bull Foundation receives no government funding. All of our operating budget comes from donors like you. Without your help, we would not be able to make a positive difference in the lives of people and pets. To make a donation please visit our Support Us page at Thank you!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are a North Carolina foster-based rescue. We have public adoption events several times a month and a number of our adoptables are present at each event.

You can see our events on our Facebook page ( Also, approved adopters can set up a "meet and greet" with a specific dog.

Our Adoption Process...

For adoption or fostering information, email us at or visit our website at for complete information and links to contact us.

Our adoption fee is $175.

*All dogs receive the following prior to adoption: Distemper/Parvo Vaccine, Rabies Vaccination, Heartworm Test & Treatment (if needed) Spay/Neuter (no dog will ever be adopted out without being altered), and Microchip.
*Puppies too young for rabies or final boosters will need to be vaccinated post-adoption at the expense of the adopter.
*All adopters must be at least 21 years of age.
*We will only place dogs with indoor ONLY homes.
*A home visit and application are required prior to adoption.
*We do check home owners insurance or with your landlord to ensure pit bull type dogs are accepted in your home or apartment.

IMPORTANT: Many homeowner's insurance companies have breed blacklists or "dangerous dogs" lists which include, but are not limited to, pit bulls, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Akitas, American Bulldogs, Chows and wolf-hybrids and WILL NOT insure you if they reside in your home or may cancel your insurance if you add a dog of these breeds to your home. If you rent, landlords may also have these same breed restrictions due to their insurance policies. Please check your homeowner's insurance policy or ask your landlord regarding breed discrimination before submitting this application to adopt a pit bull type dog.