My name is Tyson!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Tyson
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I'm being cared for by:
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Tyson

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
What is your name? Hey there, my name is Tyson.

How old are you? I am 5 years young

How much do you weigh? I weigh about 60lbs

What do you look like? I am grey and white with cropped ears. I am a handsome muscular fella if I do say so myself.

What do you like to eat? I like my kibble, treats, pizza, hamburgers, chewing on nylabones, etc. pretty much anything.

What kind of personality do you have? I am a happy tail wagging kind of guy.

Describe your perfect day:
Gosh, I'm pretty easy... I could go for a hike or lounge on my dog bed. I love being with my family but I'm also cool being by myself.
What is your favorite toy? Pretty much what ever you give me but if it has stuffing I may want to see it :-)

Do you know any tricks? I can sit, lay down, wait, go to my bed, walk on leash.

What scares you? Nothing scares me.

Have you been around children? Do you like them? Yes I used to live with as many as 4 kids at a time ranging from 3yrs to 14 yrs

Do you like cats? If they live with me and I know they belong.

How do you feel about other dogs? I like other dogs with a proper introduction. I used to live with three other dogs. I'm really into small ones though.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? With my family

How is your health? Rock solid

Who do you live with at your foster home and who is your closest companion? I live with some pups but haven't been around them yet because I just got here, but my foster mom and dad are my favorite, at least for now.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? Sometimes i will be in a crate, others in the kitchen with a baby gate up, in an outside kennel, or I will go to work with my foster mom.

Where do you sleep? In the room with my foster folks, they gave me a comfy bed right next to theirs.

Do you like walking on a leash? I do, very much.

Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? If you leave the door open I will take myself on a walk, I'm an adventurer. But if I get proper exercise I may not.

Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) - absolutely

Do you like water? I'm not sure yet but I might. My foster family has a large kiddy pool I sometimes get into.

What do you love about your foster family? They took me back when my adopted mom had to start living in her truck. My foster family loves me very much and says I'm a very good boy and handsome too but they say I deserve a family of my own to love and who will love me!

What was your life like before being homeless again? :-( I was picked up off the streets and taken to a rescue. That rescue took me to another that was supposed to be a rescue for training but they kept me in a crate most of the time. I was only let out twice a day to go potty and drink water. Then a nice lady got me and 14 other dogs out of there and found me (the others too) a wonderful home where I was loved, socialized, went on trips, and to work too. Then my adopted family lost their home and they gave me back to the nice lady. I really miss my family. I've been on the streets, gone to 2 rescues, had a great family and am back to being homeless. Can you be my or help me find a new family to love?

Interested in meeting Tyson or any of our adoptable pooches? Complete and submit our adoption application on our website

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 2016 are:
November 11th, December 9th
Our upcoming adoption events through 2017 are:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th

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.