My name is Maverick!

Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in College Station, Texas - Maverick
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Long Way Home Animal Rescue

Facts about Maverick

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Maverick is a young adult pit bull who entered Long Way Home Pit Bull Rescue at the end of August. He was found by Animal Control in Dallas with part of his nose missing and fresh wounds all along his face and front legs.

After initial evaluation by our veterinarian, we found that Maverick was heartworm positive (the treatment will be covered by LWH), will need to be neutered, and he has quite an extensive wound. The majority of his nose is missing leaving his nasal cavity partly exposed. In addition to his nose, his upper lip is missing and the front teeth on both his upper & lower jaw are gone - presumably from being pulled. The remaining teeth are all filed down and/or in very poor condition. His nose & mouth wound looks older and appears to have completely healed. He has a hole on the inside of his mouth that leads to his nasal cavity, but our veterinarian has suggested leaving it for now to see if it will close on its own. Additionally, Maverick seems to have beginning stages of Kidney Disease, although we are hopeful with proper treatment and care, it will be reversible, to a certain degree.

Aside from his medical issues, this boy is so, so sweet. Maverick is doing well in his foster home with a lovely nurse from Tabor Road, where he is healing and learning how to enjoy being a dog. He likes playing with the other dogs in the home, however, he would prefer to be without cats. Maverick has healed nicely from his wounds and is ready to find a forever family to call his own.

Maverick is looking for a forever home who will truly show him what love is. He is a sweet, sweet guy who deserves a home that will treat him like the royalty he is! He enjoys the company of other dogs, but would prefer a home with *no cats* and he may have some extenuating medical needs throughout his life, as well. If you are interested in adopting Maverick, please visit or email - thank you!

About Long Way Home Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Long Way Home was created to provide the last stop for animals displaced from their homes, deemed "unadoptable" by other rescues, or that need a level of care their previous owners or other shelters are unable or unwilling to provide. We accept dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs.

We are a limited-intake rescue that considers pets not fitting traditional adoption criteria for placement into a permanent home. Some have a short expected life-span and need a peaceful place to live until the time arrives when quality of life is questionable. Others can live for years with the proper management and veterinary care.

Each of our rescues come to us from such varied circumstances and from such circuitous routes. They take the long way home, and we are always so thankful for the time we are able to share with them, no matter how long or short it is. They enrich and reward our lives and leave us better persons for having helped them along their way.

Long Way Home Animal Sanctuary is home to rescued Pit Bulls who are what Pit Bulls are meant to be: loyal, loving companions that enrich lives. Pit Bulls are not innately vicious or dangerous. They are extremely athletic dogs, sponges that soak up what they receive–good or bad–and they relentlessly want to please their owners. Because of the stereotypical owner that fights these dogs and rewards aggression in them, some shelters have chosen to deem them an unadoptable breed in our community. We plan to challenge the stereotype by placing amazing dogs in amazing homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our Adoption Process...

We ask for a minimum donation of $200 to adopt. This donation allows us to provide care to our sanctuary animals whom otherwise would be euthanized. Our Sanctuary maintains a caring, nurturing home life for pets deemed "unadoptable" or who have been diagnosed with a chronic or terminal illness. We create a safe, structured environment for the remainder of their lives, because every companion animal deserves a final chance to give and receive love.
With your donation, your future rescue dog will be:
1. Spayed or neutered.
2. Microchipped.
3. Current on rabies, bordetella, distemper and parvo vaccines.
4. Heartworm tested and current on monthly heartworm prevention. If they tested heartworm positive, they will be current on treatment.
5. Flea free and on monthly flea prevention.
6. Dewormed.
7. Provided with a lifetime guaranteed collar and leash from

All of our rescue pets live in foster homes. Foster parents find out what the animals like or dislike, what type of family structure would serve them best, and which home environment would allow them to flourish. Because we have this information, Long Way Home does not use a “first come, first served” approach. We evaluate all approved applications based on what would be the perfect home for each particular animal based on their own unique personalities and needs. We are pleased you have chosen to adopt your next companion animal and honored that you have selected a Long Way Home rescue to become part of your family.