My name is 1603-0432 Dunkin!

American Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption in Virginia Beach, Virginia - 1603-0432 Dunkin
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Facts about 1603-0432 Dunkin

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier/Labrador Retriever Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10363309-1603-0432

Thank you for your interest in our adoptable animals.  If you would like more information about this pet, see the Shelter information below.   We would love to help you rescue a perfect pet!

Dunkin loves life!  No matter he is stuck in a cage at an animal shelter.  You can see this by how happy he gets when he sees you walking towards him.  No matter how happy he is, he will stand so still while you harness him up.  Dunkin is a good boy.  Dunkin is a big boy. Dunkin is a strong boy.  And Dunkin is looking for a new home.   Dunkin is a tall, dark and oh so handsome young adult pit mix of about 60 pounds. He has a shiny coat and a face that makes all the ladies swoon! This young boy has so much going for him that we are all pulling for his forever family to come soon so he can swoop them off their feet and get back to family living, where he belongs! Dunkin is house trained and he knows both the sit and down command. He loves a good game of fetch and nothing makes him quite as happy as a big yard to do zoomies in while holding the tennis ball that he was supposed to be bringing back to you! He's just a big puppy at heart! Dunkin has soulful eyes and is surprisingly gentle when taking treats. He does pull on the leash and may even bite the leash when he gets real excited. He'll need an owner that will be willing to work with him on his leash manners.  He was very good with us when we took him out for pictures, but it would be great if he was adopted by someone who wants to continue his training. He is very smart and could go quite far in obedience given an owner that will be willing to work with him.   Dunkin  is very treat motivated so continuing his training on his leash manners will not be hard.  We are finding Dunkin to respond to consistency and treats.  Dunkin needs consistency.  Dunkin needs treats.  OK, maybe not so many treats but he did get his name for a reason!  Dunkin needs an owner who will keep him in line even when he tries to cross the boundaries, as all young dogs may do in time.  We are finding Dunkin is very eager and willing to please his human but sometimes it can be hard for a young boy so excited and so ready to go.  Dunkin needs time.  Dunkin needs a schedule.  Dunkin needs exercise. And Dunkin needs positive reinforcement training.  Did I mention treats?  LOL  Those of us who handle Dunkin see a difference in him and know that in a home environment where the stresses of the shelter life are far gone, he will relax by your side when you want to relax and he will run at your side when you want to run or play.   As I just mentioned, Dunkin is a super running partner!  He has proven he has endurance even after our first run together.  He still has those moments when he gets excited and looks back to check on you and see if you have a treat ready.  At these moments he will stop and start jumping up for a treat.  He is, however, learning that when I say 'KEEP RUNNING' or 'WE'RE RUNNING' it means we are not getting a treat.  (This goes for walking as well 'WALK.'  He will proceed on and I toss a treat in front of him which he gets.  He is getting good at not stopping so much and not jumping so much but he still needs practice.   This occurs when walking, too.  Did I mention Dunkin needs consistency?  LOL    Although we did not know whether Dunkin liked other dogs, he is now showing us he likes the girl dogs and can get along w/ them!  He does have pretty much one thing on his mind until he gets his neuter surgery (wink wink) but even so, he has not been too pushy w/ the girls.  When he is too pushy, the girls put him in his place and he backs off.  Dunkin is smart.  Dunkin listens to the girls.  He may still be best as an only dog but if you are interested, please bring any resident dog in for a meet and greet!  

Visit this organization's web site to see any additional information available about this pet.

Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center has wonderful pets available for adoption.  As of December 6, all animals are now at the new shelter at 341 Birdneck Road.  The former shelter on Leroy Drive is now closed.  If you have lost a pet, please visit the shelter in person and often as lost animals arrive everyday.

Contact Information:
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, 341 Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451        Phone 757-385-4444 (x 2)

NOTE: In order to help process your request for information faster, please refer to the animal's intake number, shown next to the photo, rather than the name. This will assist us in locating the information about the animal you are referring to.

All our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations and if unaltered, the animal will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

You do not have to be a resident of Va. Beach to adopt a pet. Please visit these wonderful animals today! 

Act quickly to adopt 1603-0432 Dunkin. Pets at this Shelter may be held for only a short time.

About Virginia Beach Bureau of Animal Control

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The mission of the Virginia Beach Bureau of Animal Control is to balance the health, safety and welfare needs of the people and animals in our City.

Our mission is accomplished by working with our citizens and other animal welfare organizations; by enforcing the domestic animals laws of our Commonwealth and our City, providing educational programs and humanely providing care, nourishment and a safe environment for the unwanted, stray, abused and abandoned animals in our City. We will educate the public about responsible companion animals ownership, aggressively investigate animal cruelty cases, find homes for the homeless animals and humanely euthanize the unwanted animals in our community.

Come Meet Our Pets...

You can visit our shelter during normal business hours when you are looking for a new pet, or you can attend one of the many adoption events that are hosted by the Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Control.

Our Adoption Process...

A citizen, interested in adopting an animal may have thier name placed on that animals registration record.

If an animal is adopted under contract, then the citizen must be a resident of Virginia Beach or an adjoining locality.

After a citizen places their name on the waiting list for any dog or cat, they shall be given adoption information and advised that they will be called on the available adoption date.

Upon adoption and within 10 days the animal must be taken to a licensed veterinarian of a though examination. Written proof of the veterinarian's declaration must be provided to Animal Control within 15 days of adoption.

If the animal is lost, stolen or dies before sterilization the adopter will notify animal Control within 7 days of the animal's death or disappearance. The adopter is subject to a $25.00 civil penalty if they fail to do this.

If the adopter chooses not to keep this animal prior to sterilization, then they must return the animal to Animal Control.

Adoption Fees
Unaltered dogs: $25.00*
Unaltered cats: $20.00*
Altered dogs: $25.00
Altered cats: $20.00

All other animals: $15.00
* A $50.00 surgery fee is required to adopt all unaltered animals

In compliance with the Code of Virginia, all animals adopted from our shelter must be spayed or neutered to help fight animal overpopulation.