My name is Meatball!

American Staffordshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Warrenville, Illinois - Meatball
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Players for Pits, NFP

Facts about Meatball

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Meatball was found on tied to a fence, seemingly out of it after someone beat the crap out of him and left him to die. We were alerted to him by a close friend who works with the Chicago police officer that found him.

We jumped into action and immediately took Meatball into our program. We rushed him to the vet as soon as he was in our care and immediately, Meatball began to feel better. He was SUCH a good boy even though he was covered in lacerations (presumably knife wounds) and seemingly endless bites from another animal. He lets us bathe him, deep-clean his ears, and rub ointment all over his wounds. Watching how gentle and patient he was with us even though he must have been in excruciating pain shows us (yet again) how absolutely amazing this breed is.

Meatball has now settled into his foster home where he adores the other dogs and his foster parents! He is crate trained, potty trained, and a sweet guy who loves hanging out in the backyard and his daily walks!

If you connect with Meatball's story and think your home could be his forever home, please fill out an application at

About Players for Pits, NFP

About Our Rescue Group...

Players for Pits is a 501c3, non profit rescue that connects professional athletes to the community in order to come together to take a stand against the abuse and neglect of animals. PFP serves the western suburbs of Chicago and is a foster based rescue, so the dogs in our care are in foster homes learning the basics of being a well balanced dog versus being in cages at loud boarding facilities.

The athletes involved in our rescue actively support the rescue efforts and help by spreading the word of dogs in need. It is the mission of Players for Pits to educate dog owners about proper pet care - both physical and mental - so that the dogs in our care can be happy, well balanced members of society. It is our goal to rescue dogs from high kill shelters and place them into loving homes in the suburbs. At Players for Pits we stand up for pit bulls, who's character is routinely tarnished and often misrepresented. We recognize the pit bull for what it is: a DOG. And any dog with the right care and owners can be a wonderful pet. While we are an advocate for pit bulls, we do not discriminate based on breed and will take in other breeds if they need you help. Players for Pits is also very active in the community and we co-host clinics to help struggling families maintain their pets health, we train pit bull type dogs to become therapy dogs for children with abusive backgrounds, and we try to involve the community in our goal to reduce pet abandonment.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...!donate/ctzx

Come Meet Our Pets...

View all of our adoptable pets on our website, at as well as daily updates on our facebook page at

We hold adoptions events 2-4 times a month at Wet Nose (Geneva, IL location) as well as Kriser's (Glen Ellyn, IL location). Please email us or visit our website if you would like info on our next adoption event!

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption Fees:
Puppies (12 weeks old - 6months): $300
Puppies (6 months - 1 year): $250
Adults (1 year - 6years): $150
Seniors (7+ years old): $75

1. We require an adoption application to be completed in its entirety. Any application with questions not answered fully will not be considered complete and will not be processed.
2. We check your references and process your application.
3. Phone/email interview - we notify you that we have received your application and go over any areas of concern or speak to you more about the dog in which you are applying for.
4. Set up a meet and greet - this can be at an adoption event, in your home or at the fosters home.
5. Pet meet and greet - we make sure your current pets and your potential new family member are a good match! If you are adopting a dog that is currently with either of our trainers, we will have you bring your dog(s) to our trainer for the meet and greet. **We will not adopt a dog into a situation we do not believe the dog can handle. The dogs are our #1 priority.
6. Finalize the adoption - sign the adoption contract and pay adoption fee - we accept cash or check.

Your adoption fee covers all vaccinations, fecal test, heartworm test, etc as well as spay/neuter and microchipping. No pets will be adopted out until they have a clean bill of health from our veterinarian.