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American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Winnie-Dogs/Cats Okay!!
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I'm being cared for by:
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Winnie-Dogs/Cats Okay!!

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
What is your name? Winnie

How old are you? About a year and a half

How much do you weigh? 57lbs

What do you look like? I'm dark chocolate brown with a kind smattering of white: on my chest, white socks on my front legs and white toes on my back feet

What do you like to eat? I am eating Nature's Domain from Costco. I love treats… my foster mom says she can get me to do just about anything for a treat

What kind of personality do you have? Above all I am HAPPY, always happy. I love to play with the other dogs who I live with (I still have puppy like energy). I love to play fetch with my human foster brother. I am friendly with everyone! When everyone is done playing, I am happy to snuggle with anyone that invites me on the couch.

Describe your perfect day: Playing with my friends (dog and human). I would love to go for a run or hike. Then settle in for some snuggles.

What is your favorite toy? Whatever you throw

Do you know any tricks? I shake but that's about all. I wasn't taught any commands besides sit and shake before I came to my foster family. So I'm still learning.

What scares you? Not much… I'm pretty confident

Have you been around children? Do you like them? My foster brother is 12 and my foster sister is 14. I haven't been around little kids but I'm sure I would love them. I might accidently knock them over at first but I'm sure I would learn to be careful around them

Do you like cats? I live with 2 cats now. I think they are kind of strange and if they run, I want to see where they are going but when my foster mom redirects me, I listen really well.

How do you feel about other dogs? Love love them! Sometimes I can play a little rough but never aggressive. I do best with an easy going dog. I can settle when nobody wants to play.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? I'm great in the car and with new people, let's explore!

How is your health? I've been really healthy. I was super, super skinny and pregnant when I got to my foster home but have had great care and now look and feel great!

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? My foster dog brother Baxter, he's almost 8 months old. I really like the humans too.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? In my kennel

Where do you sleep? In my kennel

Do you like walking on a leash? I'm pretty polite on leash

Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? I sometimes bark in my kennel a little when Baxter gets to go out and I don't. I am still learning my manners, sometimes I forget about personal space.

Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) I am mostly potty trained. I wasn't before I came here but I'm working hard on it. There is just an occasional accident if my foster mom forgets to take me out. I never have accidents in my kennel though

Do you like playing in water? I'm not sure

What do you love about your foster family?
They include me in their family, I get to eat regularly and get lots of attention. They gave me a safe place to have my puppies (I had 7 healthy puppies, who have all found amazing homes!).

What was your life like before being NBBR? I was a stray in a very rural area east of Fresno. I was picked up by animal control. I was very malnourished, very pregnant but still very happy. My foster mom thinks I had people in my life at some point but they didn't teach me much. I think I was on the street by myself for a while.

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue is a foster based rescue with foster homes spread all throughout the Sacramento area. We usually require our adopters to be within a 50 to 100 mile radius of us, depending on the dog, and depending on the home. This is because we need to do a yard check to guarantee that the potential adopter's yard is secure, and also have them be close enough should any behavioral issues arise, and the assistance of our trainer is needed. We are, however, willing to adopt out of our area, including the Bay Area, Tahoe, and even further. We've even adopted out of state on very special occasions. We try our best to match our dogs to the perfect homes, and match them based on their personalities, not their looks. Adoptions are not done on a "first come, first serve" basis, rather in the order of what homes are the right match for that particular dog. Our adoption fees are based on the dog and range from $200-$350. In the case of senior dogs (6+ years), fees will be waived to the right home. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and deworming (if necessary). Winnie's adoption fee is $200.

Interested in meeting Winnie or any of our available pooches? Complete and submit our adoption application on our website and we will respond to you within 24 to 48 hours. Thanks in advance.

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 take on owner surrenders, dogs who owners can no longer provide care. 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.