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My name is RICO!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Decatur, Georgia - RICO
Photo 1 - American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Decatur, Georgia - RICO
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RICO's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.

RICO's Story...
People are the love of Rico's life. He thinks humans are the coolest, especially the ones who throw the ball for him and understand the value of a good game of Fetch. Rico really longs for a home because he used to have one before his owner had to surrender him for personal reasons that had nothing to do with Rico. Since he's been with us, Rico has blossomed into this silly, fun, playful boy. He knows sit and wait and stay, and he hopes you'll teach him other cool stuff. He likes treats, but he'd really prefer some quality play time with you. Rico would do best with someone who is active and who has a little dog experience and can work with him and teach him. He's a total charmer and you will not find a more loyal, loving, trusting dog. Rico would do best as an only dog. He likes children but may be a little to exuberant for the little ones. So, older children would be best.

Rico needs a hero because he does not like other dogs and looks so shy and scared in his kennel. When you get him out he is actually very outgoing. E-mail Laura at lmckelvey@pawsatlanta.org if you have any questions!

Facts about RICO

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

RICO, a Decatur American Pit Bull Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Pit Bull Terrier for sale in Decatur, or seeking a American Pit Bull Terrier dog from a breeder in Decatur.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Decatur already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Decatur breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even American Pit Bull Terrier breeders who help with American Pit Bull Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Decatur paves the way for another one to be saved.