My name is Sammy!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Sammy
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Pit Bull Rescue San Diego

Facts about Sammy

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10446402

My name is Sam.  But feel free to call me Sammy, my friends do.  Also, feel free to scratch my ears, I love that! 

Puppyhood was a bit rough for me.  I remember getting really hurt.  But luckily PBRSD came to save me.  They took me to the doctor, who said my back right leg was broken.  I was in a cast for a while, but I got tons of love from all the PBRSD volunteers.  Luckily, I healed perfectly.  I was bounding, running, and jumping again like all the other puppies.  

Back then, I was pretty small and my ears stood straight up.  People thought I was mixed with a Boston terrier.  But then I kept growing.  Definitely no Boston terrier here.  All my human friends tell me I’m a mix between pitty and boxer.  That works for me.  

Back to my story.  Once my leg was all healed, PBRSD found me a great foster home with a young couple that lived by the beach.  There was another foster dog there too, so we got lots of playtime.  She was my best friend.  After a few months, another family – all the way in New York – adopted her.  Then, it was just me and my foster mom and dad.  

After a few more months, they adopted me.  I was sooo happy.  For the next few years, life was great – lots of jogging with my dad, cuddling with my mom, running on the beach, and camping trips to Baja.  Even though I have a lot of energy, they said I was a great dog.  In fact, one time, a burglar tried to come into our apartment and I scared him away.  Everyone called me a hero and gave me treats.  

As far as I knew, I would be with my mom and dad forever.  But it didn’t work out like that. Sometimes life gets in the way and my parents can no longer care for me so PBRSD is helping me find a new home.

I love people so much.  All I want is to be loved back, and have my ears rubbed from time-to-time.  I would be perfect for anyone or any family without young children, or other pets.  Although I like some other dogs – mostly little ones – I can be protective of my space (no cats please).  I don’t really like other big dogs that much.  I’m more of people person.  

I am always up for adventure.  Even though I’m not a puppy anymore, I still have lots of energy.  I can keep up with anyone.  

I know my basic commands – sit, stay, down, and paw.  I’m good on the leash.  And when I’m running off leash, I come back when I’m told.  I’m also going for more training, so I will be extra good for my new family.   

Skateboards make me nervous and I bark at them.  I think it is the sounds of the wheels, and might have something to do with when my leg was broken as a puppy.  I also sometimes bark and jump up when I meet new people, but I’m working on that with my trainer.  Last but not least, I like to chase my tail.  It’s just kinda my thing.  

I really hope someone comes to adopt me soon.  I’m ready to share all my love and excitement for life with a new family.  I promise to be loyal and loving.  And I’m happy to cuddle as much as you want! 

Monthly Sponsorship
Four sponsors at $25/month will pay for all of a dog's regular expenses while in our rescue. Additional sponsors help medically fragile dogs with ongoing medical expenses. Can you help?

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We encourage you to come out to an upcoming adoption event (posted on the home page of our site) and meet several of the dogs in our rescue to help you determine the best fit for your family.

Personal introductions can be arranged upon completion of an approved adoption application -

About Pit Bull Rescue San Diego

About Our Rescue Group...

Pit Bull Rescue San Diego is not a shelter.

We rely on a network of fosters to look after our dogs while we find them permanent homes.

There are so many pit bulls in the shelters, and not enough fosters to go around.

Rescue a Pit Bull today! Love like this is hard to find!

Consider becoming a foster! Visit the website for more information.
Thank you for wanting to rescue!

Come Meet Our Pets...

See the home page of our site to find out about upcoming events -

Our Adoption Process...

Puppies under 1 yr - $195
Adults 11 mos to 8 yrs - $175
Seniors over 8 yrs - $100

Application is available at