My name is Pinocchio!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Farmington, Maine - Pinocchio
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Franklin County Animal Shelter

Facts about Pinocchio

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Age: 11 months
Breed: Pitbull mix
Adoption Fee: $75

Here's what Pinocchio's former foster home had to say about him:

"Hi, my name is Pinocchio (aka Pio) and it’s very nice to meet you! I am an adorable 11-month-old puppy, weighing in at about 40 pounds. I am almost done growing but will still probably put on a little more weight.

I had a temporary foster home in Hoboken where I recently stayed for a few weeks. My foster mama says I am a total puppy—full of energy and eager to learn new things! Because of my energy level, I would do best in a home without children. I wouldn’t want to overwhelm or knock over a little one when I’m feeling silly!

There is something very important you should know—I am extremely intelligent; hehe! My foster mom says I learn new commands quickly and love mental stimulation. I like games of “find it” and doing puppy push-ups! I will need a family that can continue my training and give me the mental and physical stimulation I need.

In my new home, I would do best if I have set boundaries. I thrive off structure and this helps me learn the rules of the house quickly! I listen well and try very hard to please my people. Just tell me what to do and I’ll learn to do it!

I walk nicely on leash with very little pulling, but am still learning to walk past doggies and little critters without reacting. I just get so excited about seeing another animal that I can’t contain myself! I just want to play with them! With that being said, I would do well with a playful, tolerant doggy. If that sounds like your dog, please bring him or her by to meet me!

I am all-around happy boy who just needs some structure, guidance, and continued training to become the most perfect doggy ever! If you think you’re my forever people, please fill out an application to meet me! I can’t wait to become your boy! :-)

Love, Pinocchio xoxo"

About Franklin County Animal Shelter

About Our Shelter...

The Franklin County Animal Shelter is a non-profit organization. Since 1974, their purpose has been to provide temporary care and shelter to stray, homeless, and abandoned animals. The shelter provides medical treatment including vaccinations and sterilization to all animals prior to adoption. FCAS serves the community as an adoption facility where loving families and pets needing homes come together. The shelter strives to educate the public in the proper care of pets including increasing public awareness of the companion animal overpopulation issue.

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Our Adoption Process...

The adoption process is easy! Simply fill out an adoption application at the shelter or online at, then once you're approved you can adopt!

We do our best to prepare the dogs and cats for adoption by providing the following services:

-All animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
-All dogs have received bordetella, distemper, rabies* vaccines, monthly flea treatment and nail trims.
-All cats have received distemper, rabies* vaccines.
-Each adoption comes with 30 days of free health insurance. -Most local veterinarians offer a complimentary initial exam of a shelter pet.

Pricing varies depending on type, size, and age of the animal, as well as the time of year because we offer monthly cat specials!

Occasionally we import dogs from other parts of the country. We only do this if there are no adoptable dogs available to us locally that can meet the request we have from area folks. These dogs typically come from high kill shelters. We charge an additional $25 for these dogs because we have additional costs associated with acquiring them.