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My name is Fila!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Monroe, Michigan - Fila
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Facts about Fila

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Fila is a Pit Bull Terrier-mix (emphasis on mix), female, 4 years of age.

Those sincere soulful eyes will draw you in, but Fila’s sweet, sweet spirit will keep you hanging around. A supreme cuddle-bug, this young canine girl absolutely thrives with affection, close contact, and inclusion in daily activities. In return? ---Not only a lifetime of devotion, but lots and lots of free doggie kisses! A calm, loyal, and loving dog, Fila is all about finding her forever family.

Sensitive by nature, she is a bit on the shy, tender side and while she needs kind, caring, and tolerant family members willing to help her blossom into the confident, happy, self-possessed dog we think she is meant to be, she also needs steady, patient leadership with lots of follow-through. Established rules and boundaries to which all family members adhere will provide her with the structure and sense of security she so needs and craves.

Nothing will set this compact canine cutie up for success and build her fragile confidence like confident, consistent leadership from owners who present achievable challenges -- such as commands to sit, come, and stay, or fun tricks -- towards which Fila can strive. Like all dogs, Fila also needs daily mental stimulation and physical activity to stay happy and healthy. Her exercise needs are modest though and can be met with outdoor romps, regular leashed walks, and adventurous outings alongside her much adored family members.

Being an eager-to-please, people-oriented canine means she will do her best to get it right, once she knows what “it” is. Fila is in the process of learning to tolerate hands on care such as toenail trims and ear cleaning. Currently working on her leash skills and good manners training with Monroe SPCA, she has shown herself to be attentive, obedient, quick to please, and praise-motivated; she is also well-mannered on a leash.

Fila will surely enjoy and benefit from obedience training. This will also be an excellent way to establish leadership, form a strong trust bond, boost confidence, and reinforce good canine manners – so we highly recommend it. In exchange, this affectionate, deeply devoted dog offers her lucky people lifelong companionship and all the love and loyalty she possesses.

Fila is best suited as an indoor pet and companion for a home with a calm, low-active to moderately-active lifestyle and no highly active or unruly young children. While we think she’ll get along well with a compatible, similar-sized dog she has been properly introduced to, particularly one of the opposite-sex, a home visit and a meet-n-greet with any housemate pets will be required prior to adoption.

Fila is a Monroe SPCA adoptable dog who currently resides at Monroe County Animal Control located at 911 S. Raisinville Rd, Monroe, MI (just south of the fairgrounds). Come meet her during kennel hours Tuesday - Friday, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm; Saturday, 11:00 am - 2:30 pm, closed Sunday, Monday, and National Holidays.

All Monroe SPCA dogs available for adoption at the shelter have an adoption fee of $120.00. This fee includes the dog being spayed or neutered, HW negative, up-to-date on age appropriate vaccinations, and micro-chipped prior to adoption.

Adopt Fila: http://monroespca.org/Adoption%20Application%20-%20Dog.pdf

Foster Fila: http://monroespca.org/Foster%20Volunteer%20Application.pdf

Completed foster and adoption applications can be emailed to info@monroespca.org or dropped off at Monroe SPCA’s Adoption Center and Resale Store (previously Gator’s Pet Supplies located at 293 W. Monroe St, Dundee, MI 48131). You can also return your completed applications to Monroe County Animal Control (next to the fairgrounds) during business hours.

For more information message us on Facebook or email info@monroespca.org. You can also call the shelter during business hours at 734-240-3125 or email carrie_nation@monroemi.org.

Support Monroe SPCA’s mission to save, protect, and improve the lives of animals by donating today:

Even if you cannot adopt or foster at this time, please consider making a donation to Monroe SPCA so we can continue rescuing, fostering, transporting, providing medical care and treatment, and facilitating adoptions for homeless animals at Monroe County Animal Control. The Operational Support Programs that Monroe SPCA provides at Monroe County Animal Control are funded solely by monetary donations. Monroe SPCA does not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA is a 501c.3 non-profit organization, and we rely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible.

About Monroe SPCA

About Our Rescue Group...

Monroe SPCA (Monroe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is a 501c.3 tax-exempt, non-profit animal welfare and rescue organization incorporated in the State of Michigan in 2010. Monroe SPCA is governed by all-volunteer Board of Directors.

Monroe SPCA’s mission is to save, protect, and improve the lives of animals. One of the ways we accomplish our mission is by being the leading non-profit organization facilitating adoptions and providing medical care and treatment to homeless animals at Monroe County Animal Control. We are also the leading rescuer and rehabilitator of animals at this shelter, finding and securing placement for some of the neediest and most vulnerable animals with partner rescue organizations (all of them no-kill) as well as through our own network of foster homes.

Additionally, Monroe SPCA, now, also provides every dog at Monroe County Animal Control with basic preventative health care which includes flea preventative, deworming(s), DHPP vaccine and booster, and Heartworm Testing. If a dog tests positive for Heartworm, Monroe SPCA also provides that dog with Heartworm Treatment.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Monroe SPCA Operational Support Programs at Monroe County Animal Control are funded solely by monetary donations. We do not receive government funding, and we are not affiliated with or funded by Monroe County Animal Control, the HSUS, the ASPCA, or any other humane organization. Monroe SPCA relies solely on the financial support and generosity of individuals and businesses in our community to conduct our daily operations and help animals. All donations to Monroe SPCA are tax-deductible. Support Monroe SPCA’s mission to save, protect, and improve the lives of animals by donating online:

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process starts with filling out an Adoption Application on the animal you're interested in adopting. Once we've received and reviewed your completed application we’ll contact you, usually within 2-3 days (remember, we're all volunteers). Our adoptions are best-fit placements, meaning we strive to ensure a good match for both, the animal being adopted and the adopter.

Our adoption fee for dogs and puppies is $120.00 to $200.00.
Our adoption fee for cats and kittens is $75.00.

Adoption fee includes the animal being spayed or neutered, up-to-date on age appropriate vaccinations, and micro-chipped prior to adoption as well as all dogs being Heartworm negative or receiving treatment for Heartworm.

Click here to read more about our Adoption Process: http://monroespca.org/how_to_adopt.html