My name is Steve!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Acworth, Georgia - Steve
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Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue

Facts about Steve

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
7 years old, 58 pounds. Notes: Steve is a very special and very sweet boy. He started with nothing in his life and now enjoys lounging on the bed, chasing balls, wrestling with the other dogs and pretending to be a chihuahua when he wants to get in your lap. He honestly has no idea that his head weighs 25 lbs. Steve is a love bug and smart but goofy. He walks goofy, he runs goofy, and he snaps his teeth together loudly when he gets excited. Most people are fearful of this action but to Steve, he is just so excited he can't help himself. Steve has come such a long way and I adore his wiggly butt, happy dances and snapping happy teeth.

February of 2013, Steve was standing very confused and terrified in the HOV lane of I-75 just north of the Airport. There was a lul in traffic allowing me to lure him across the 5 lanes of zooming traffic. With the help of another car, we blocked him and as I approached, he pee 'd submissively. I scooped him up and put him in my car. He is very sweet, listens well, knows how to sit. He is good with my other dogs and all people. He takes treats very gently and he seems to love kids.

At the vet he was 20 lbs underweight, had scars on him from a rough life, was unneutered and was Heartworm Positive. Steve also had horrible Pneumonia from his life in the cold and the rain. He is very healthy and happy now since being treated for all his ailments.

All dogs are fully vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered and Heartworm negative unless otherwise noted. We require an adoption application, home visit and adoption fee of $200 ($150 for senior). You also get a two week trial period with all of our dogs. To apply, simply go to

Many of our dogs are in foster homes all over Atlanta, thus an application is required before an appointment can be set to meet a dog.

About Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Forgotten Paws Pet Rescue is made up of a very small group of volunteers. We all work full time jobs while running this rescue group. We all dip into our own pockets on a daily basis to get these pets the medical care and supplies that they need to survive until we can find them their forever homes. Unfortunately, some of them have to wait in line for care because we do not have the monetary means to help them immediately. That is where your donations come in.

Our rescued pets live in our homes, under our supervision. We do our best to train, housebreak and perfect these pets to the best of our abilities so that when we do find them their forever homes, they work out.

We at Forgotten Paws revere our rescued pets like our own. We treat them like members of our families until they can be adopted. We are a NO KILL group and we also ask that if a pet does not work out for any reason, 2 days or 10 years down the road, please return them to us. We love them that much.

Our motto: When we rescue a pet, we are in it for life. We are not just looking for a home, we are looking for the right home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Meet & Greet

Every Sunday

11 am - 2pm

*outdoor event so weather permitting

Location: "Petco at Edgewood", 1267 Caroline Street, Atlanta, Ga 30307

Off Moreland Ave, just south of Little Five Points, next to Target

Our website,, offers additional photos of the dogs we have for adoption and we will happily set up meetings once an application is submitted.and approved.

To donate to help the dogs we rescue, please go to to see where your donations will be applied. Thank you.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Process:
October only, adoption fee is $100, that's half the price!
1. All applicants must be 23 years of age and must complete an adoption application.
2. You application will be reviewed and all veterinary and personal references will be contacted
3. Home Visit / Play Date - All household members, including current pets, are required to attend the home visit. All needed repairs to fencing must be completed prior to this visit. Gates to the yard need to be securing locked.
4. Two Week Trial Adoption Period - We require the two week trial on all adoptions so that the new pet has time to get settled and their true personalities can surface. It gives the new home a chance to make sure this pet is the right fit for everyone involved. Please understand that like a child, a new pet needs time to adjust and settle in. There is an adjustment period.
5. Adoption Agreement and Adopton Fee of $200 ($150 for seniors).
6. One policy to note: If you have children and you are applying for a dog, we will require you to have a physically fenced yard. Electric fencing is not acceptable in most cases but exceptions are sometimes made dependent upon the dog.

You can find the adoption application at