My name is Ricki!

Anatolian Shepherd/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Charlotte, North Carolina - Ricki
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South of the Bully Rescue - Charlotte

Facts about Ricki

  • Breed: Anatolian Shepherd/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10559804-16-0547

To begin the adoption process, please fill out the SOTB Adoption Application completely. Once your application has been submitted, our Adoptions Team will be in contact shortly to set up a phone interview and a home visit.

Dogs come to SOTB for a variety of reasons but they all have something in common.  They aren't wanted any more.  Sometimes a dog isn't wanted one time and they come to us and we find a person who wants them forever.  Some times a dog isn't wanted by a whole lot of people before they come to us.  Those dogs have stories they could tell if only we would listen.  Ricki is one of those dogs.  Ricki and his mother and his siblings were dumped in a shelter, they were pulled from there and brought in to a rescue where Ricki's mom and his brothers and his sisters were all adopted to their forever homes.  Ricki wasn't adopted, so he waited.  While he waited the rescue who was caring for him closed their doors.  They couldn't afford to keep caring for dogs and so Ricki needed to find another place to go.  Ricki's mom was an Anatolian Shepherd but he doesn't look enough like a Shepherd for their rescue's to take him.  He looks a little like a pit bull though, so his rescue reached out to us.  One of our foster families saw Ricki, saw his plight and decided to step in for this boy.  


They discovered something very very important about Ricki.  He's shy.


Imagine you're with your mom and family, you're in a shelter and there is noise everywhere.  Then you're whisked away from there to a new place where you're separated from your Mom and siblings one by one until you're the only one left.  Then you're moved again, and again and finally you're in a new place and the people there seem to be hanging around for a while.  Finally you can start to relax.  They seem to understand you.  They seem to be trustworthy.  They take care of you.  You can start to enjoy life again.  


That's Ricki's story.  His foster mom has been taking him to 'Shy Dog Class'.  In class he's learning that new situations are ok.  He's learning that he can walk to a new place without trembling with fear.  Ricki is learning that play can be fun, walks can be fun, and new people can be really fun.  When you go to meet Ricki at an event he might not be the puppy to rush up to greet you.  He's more the kind of dog who's going to watch you for a minute to make sure you're his friend.  Once he knows you are, watch out because he's got a lake's worth of love he's been storing just for you and he can't wait to share.  At South of the Bully we love dogs like Ricki because they show us that a great dog can forgive people when we mess things up for them again and again.  Ricki is going to be some family's diamond in the rough, the dog that everyone else ignored because he wasn't impressive enough and then they discovered he's perfection on 4 legs.  For a family ready to be patient and earn Ricki's trust they're about to discover he just might be the greatest dog they've ever met.  If that family is you, go to and fill out an adoption application for Ricki.  We're so looking forward to the day he meets his forever people!

Our adoption fee is $195. This covers spay/neuter, microchip, microchip registration, all age appropriate vaccines, and any needed vet care.

About South of the Bully Rescue - Charlotte

About Our Rescue Group...

Our Mission Statement

South of the Bully Rescue is a 100% volunteer run, foster-based organization that facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs identified as pit bulls. Through public donations, South of the Bully Rescue will provide all necessary veterinary care, including spay or neuter and any basic needs. Our mission is to promote ethical rescue practices, responsible ownership, financial transparency and to act as an intermediary to individuals or groups looking for support for pit bulls. Our vision is to strengthen and preserve the public image of pit bull type dogs through education and awareness.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have events in various locations throughout North Carolina. Please check our Facebook page for event location and times

4001 S. Elliott St
Chapel Hill, NC
Saturday, September 7th @ 1pm

Sanford, NC
Sunday September 8th @ 10 am

Albemarle, NC
Sunday, September 8th @ 10 am

4001 S. Elliott St
Chapel Hill, NC
Sunday, September 22nd @ 1pm

10 W. Franklin St.R
Raleigh, NC
Saturday, September 28th @ 1pm

Woof Gang Bakery
4221 Six Ford Rd
Raleigh, NC
Saturday, October 5th @ 3 pm

Eight Annual Walk for Animal Protection
Southern Village
Chapel Hill, NC
Sunday, October 6th @ 12 pm

Woofstock 2013
Durham Central Park
Durham, NC
Sunday, October 6th @ 1 pm

2nd Annual Trails for Tails Trail
Run & Dog Walk
Rural Hill
Huntersville, NC
Saturday, October 12 @ 7 am

Dallas Park
Dallas, NC
Saturday, October 26 @ 10 am

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Approval Process for South of the Bully

• An Adoption Application must be completed and approved. We call and check vet references to make sure any current pets are up to date with vaccinations and check length of time under vet care. We review all their current pets and ask questions about their temperament to make sure the dog they want to adopt would be a good fit.

• If a dog has been chosen, a meet and greet is arranged if requested AFTER the application is approved. If they have other pets, we also like them to meet at this time, if possible.

• The final step is a home visit. If the home visit is approved the potential adopters can begin their 14 day trial adoption period. Our adoption fee is $195 which includes spay/neuter, age appropriate vaccinations and microchip. If for some reason the dog isn’t a fit in their home we refund $95 of the adoption fee within the 14 day trial period. This is all listed in our Adoption Contract.

• We offer training support and resources for the lifetime of the dog once adopted. Our contract states that if for any reason they cannot continue to provide care for one of our dogs that it be returned to our rescue.