American Staffordshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Buddy-ADOPTION FEE SPONSORED!!
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I'm being cared for by:
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue


  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
We first posted about this awesome guy a year ago. A YEAR AGO. And yet he's still waiting for his home.

Facebook has this super annoying feature that reminds you of posts from a year ago. So we keep getting people posting on Buddy's story asking for updates...
"Please tell me he got adopted!!"
"What's his status?"

There's NOTHING we'd love more than to update that Buddy has been adopted. But he hasn't been. And each request for an update is just a heartbreaking reminder.

We have no idea how he's still waiting for his family. But we're going to keep trying. We'll keep posting him. And we will keep asking you all to share him....

While Buddy is the most chill guy ever, we are asking that he not go to a home with small children. Not that he'd ever hurt a child. But Buddy is not a big cuddler. And he's not into being forced to interact.

He's kind of aloof, and kind of an introvert. That's not to say he doesn't like people.
But he's just not the typical "big dumb lovable meathead rolly-poly" kinda pit bull.

Buddy is ok with other dogs. He's not aggressive. But he'd need a calm dog in his life. Again, he's just not into being forced to interact.

BUT he's also playful, goofy, and fun!! He loves toys and LOVES playing tug.

Buddy IS NOT ok with cats. This one is always weird for people to get. And so many times people ask "are you suuuuuure he's not good with cats?"
To which we reply "how much do you like your cat?"
And then that person gets all insulted and we have to explain that OF COURSE WE'RE SURE HE'S NOT GOOD WITH CATS. And please look at alllllll of our dogs that ARE good with cats!
Moving on...

Buddy has been to "Paws In Progress" and did a one month board and train to help with basic commands and make him a more manageable dog. He did awesome. The cost of that training was $2,000.... which is quite reasonable for all he learned!! What does this mean for you?! It means you get a fully trained dog and you don't have to pay for it!!!!! Woo hooooo!!!!

The best thing about Buddy is that he can be left home alone and won't destroy anything. He doesn't have accidents. In fact he mostly just sleeps on his bed all day.

He'd love to hang out next to you and share some popcorn and watch a movie marathon.
He'd love to sit in your passenger seat and go for a long road trip.
He'd love to chill on your patio while you BBQ and hang out with your friends or family.
He'd love to go to the beach.
To go hiking.
To go on a camping trip.
He's waiting....
Let's get this kid a home....

Please visit for an adoption application. We ask that you be somewhat local to the Sacramento area, however are willing to make exceptions for the perfect home.

Here is the link to his original post, over a year ago. It explains where he came from. We don't want to keep posting about his past. We want to stay focused on his future. But this explains how Buddy came to be in need of a home...

About NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue (NBBR) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping needy animals in our community. While our focus is on "bully breeds," we don't discriminate and will very often help dogs of any breed, provided we have a foster home available. We take in dogs from local shelters with a focus on those with medical challenges and those whose behavior is declining due to the stress of the shelter environment. These are the dogs most often overlooked and in need of the most help.

NBBR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, our tax ID # is 46-3665141. Your donations are fully tax deductible and fund our operations and help pay our vet expenses.

NBBR is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless pets through the spaying/neutering of all our our rescued dogs and through education on the importance of spaying/neutering all animals. We provide information on low cost or no cost spay/neuter clinics in our surrounding areas.

Each dog that comes to us has been temperament tested, updated on shots, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Many of our dogs have also been treated for various medical conditions including mange, heart worms, broken bones, neurological issues, and many others. One of our dogs can take anywhere from one month to one year to get ready for adoption and the cost for the dogs we take on can range from $100 to several thousand dollars. We take on dogs from shelters that are set to be euthanized for various reasons, including simply that they've been there too long, or they have a medical condition that precludes them from adoption to the public, making them "rescue only." This means only a rescue can pull them from the shelter, but also leaves us to be responsible for any costs to to be increased by said rescue dog.

We also take on strays and incur the cost of having them vaccinated, spayed, neutered and microchipped. We will help dogs who owners can no longer provide care by networking their dog, provided the owner can continue to house the dog. We insure a safe house for all of the dogs that we take on and provide all needed supplies for the foster homes that care for them until they are to be adopted. We also insure that they never end up in a shelter, running the risk of being euthanized due to lack of space or due to becoming "aggressive" cause by the stress of being in a shelter environment.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoptable dogs live in foster homes and meet and greets are done by appointment.

Monthly adoption events are held at the Roseville Petfood Express store at 1009 Galleria Blvd in The Fountains Shopping Ctr. These events take place on the second Friday of each month from 6-8pm.

Our upcoming adoption events through 2017 are:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th & December 8th.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the adoption process is the completion of our online adoption application. You will be able to fill it out online and email it back to us. If you have any questions regarding regarding your application, we are here to answer them.

The second step is the home check. Our main priority in this step is insuring that your yard is 100% secure - there can be no loose boards or gaps in your fencing. If your dog is going to be spending anytime outside while you are at work or away from home, we ask that you have adequate shade or shelter from the elements.Before we schedule a home check, we may ask you to send us photos of your yard/fencing to get an idea of where the dog will be living. If you have any hesitation or questions about our yard check, please see our section on "How to Prepare for a Home Check."

The last step in the adoption process is the meet and greet. This is where we meet with you and any existing pets to ensure proper introductions are made. We want to make sure everyone gets along. Once all introductions are made, and everyone gets along, your rescue dog is yours to adopt.

Please note that there is no pressure involved, and if situation that cannot be resolved arise, we will always take our dog back. Also, be aware that there is an acclimation period for each dog and every dog is different. It can take a few days or a few weeks for your new dogs to settle in. We will assist in any way possible, including referring our trainer to come work with you and the dog.

All of our dogs are rescues, meaning they have already needed help in some way, and will only to to homes where they will live a "CHARMED LIFE." All of our adoptive dogs will be indoor dogs with outdoor privileges. We believe that dogs are family members, and should be allowed to sleep indoors.The only time they should be kept outdoors is if the weather permits. Any applications looking for an outdoor only dog will be denied. All current pets in your home need to be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and one heartworm preventive. Out of area adoptions are within reason and on a case-by-case basis.

Walk the perimeter of your yard. Take notes on the condition of your fence. Are there any loose boards or gaps under any sections of you fencing? If yes, these are easy fixes. You can nail any loose board back into place, and you can fill any gaps with pavers and gravel Do you have a lock on your gate? If not, please purchase one prior to your home check. Is there adequate shade or shelter for your new dog if it is going to be left outdoors while you're at work? Do you have anything hazardous in your yard, i.e. nails sticking out, chemicals left out, etc? Do you have a cat? If so, does your cat have a high spot it can retreat to if being chased? Are your garbage cans located somewhere near a gate where a dog can jump into them to get out? If so please move them. Please address these issues prior to our visit.

All of our dogs will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped prior to being adopted. Our adoption fees are considered to be donations. All donations from adoption go right back into our rescue account, allowing us to continue to help dogs in need. At the bare minimum, the cost to properly vet a dog is $100. But some of the dogs we take on are medical cases, which can cost several thousand dollars. Because of this, we ask the following adoption fees:
$350 for puppies, which are any dogs under a year old
$200 for any adult dog ages 1.