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My name is Gusto!

American Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Gusto
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Gusto's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Gusto's Story...
Gusto is a sweet, stocky and handsome, low-riding, 44-pound, three-year-old, cat-loving, red and white glossy Pit Bull Terrier/Am Staff-mix looking for a loving home.

This guy has a bowling ball-sized head with a big wide grin.

Gusto loves his walks and is well-behaved when wearing his head harness. He can easily go 90 minutes - as long as it’s not too hot or too cold. He is not a running partner, and if you try to jog with him, he goes on strike after about four blocks.

Gusto spent his early years chained in a junkyard; now that he’s free, he’s happy to be a couch potato. He loves his people, and he’s the perfect lap-sized snuggle buddy. He’s quiet and doesn’t bark much so he’s fine in an apartment or condo, and he’s well-behaved in his crate.

While he’s great in doggie play groups with like-minded pooches, he really prefers to be the only dog in the home. Although he’s living in a foster home with cats and he does beautifully with them.

Gusto LOVES his toys – maybe a little too much as he can get possessive of them. For that reason he’s recommended for an adult-only home. He’s very treat and toy-motivated which helps with his training. He already knows the commands sit, down, paw and BOOP – a unique command which he’ll be happy to demonstrate when you meet him!

Gusto is very healthy, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines, micro-chipped, heartworm tested and on monthly preventative. His $200 adoption fee benefits the dogs of It’s a Pittie Rescue.

To apply for Gusto, please contact the rescue directly at itsapittierescue@gmail.com or 708-792-3311. To ask specific questions about Gusto, please contact his foster at laynefargo@gmail.com He is being fostered in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood.

Facts about Gusto

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago 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 Chicago 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/American Staffordshire Terrier breeders who help with American Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.