My name is Alex!

Boxer/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Youngsville, North Carolina - Alex
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Franklin County Humane Society

Facts about Alex

  • Breed: Boxer/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 77979

Alex is a great guy! This handsome boy is happy and super affectionate. He always wants to be near his people unless he is playing with his toys. He is a nice medium size. He was rescued from the shelter at the end of September.

Age: 1 yr old

Weight: 45 lbs

Breed: Our guess is Boxer / Pit Mix

Demeanor: Alex is a confident and loving guy, who still has some puppy qualities. He has plenty of energy for playing, but he also enjoys his down-time. He is great with other dogs. He seems to be a natural leader and does not take the bait when other dogs are not as nice as he is. He craves petting and has not yet learned to wait his turn when others are getting attention .... but we are working on that. He loves all people - both adults and children.

Likes: Alex likes being petted, getting treats, playing with toys or other dogs, and stuffed animals that he can pull the stuffing out of. He is absolutely adorable when running around outside tossing his toys and amusing himself.

Manners: Alex was a stray and it doesn't appear that he lived in a house and learned the things that beloved pets need to know. However, he is very intelligent and is learning quickly. He learned how to sit and use a doggie door the first day he was in his foster home. And as he is very treat motivated, it will help him to learn other things. Riding in cars was not familiar to him at first, but now he enjoys it and is a nice calm rider. He didn't know that he shouldn't use the bathroom in the house at first, but he is getting it now. If the doggie door is open for him, he will always go out to relieve himself, but if not, he needs to learn to hold it. We are working on leash training .... he is a strong boy, and sometimes it takes some convincing for him to come along. He doesn't mind being crated, but he cries when he is left alone and is quite excited when you get back home. And, he needs to learn to tell the difference between his toys and the things that are not to be played with ... he is still doing some puppy chewing. Alex is such a good natured dog who will be motivated to learn to make his people happy.

Other: He doesn't mind being crated, but he cries when he is left alone and is quite excited when you get back home. He is too exuberant to be crated for long periods of time. In his forever home, if his family is gone most of the day, having another dog would be best for him.

Fenced Yard Required: Yes. Alex enjoys running laps and will amuse himself by playing with toys in the yard.

Alex has not been cat tested, but it can be arranged. He is up to date on his shots, neutered and microchipped.

Email his foster mom at with any questions you may have. Thanks for looking at rescue dogs!

Adoption fee is $225

Applications can be filled out at
Alex, Boxer & American Pit Bull Terrier Mix has been shared from Shelter Exchange.

About Franklin County Humane Society

About Our Rescue Group...

FCHS is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised entirely of volunteers from Franklin County and throughout the state and country. It was formed in 2002 to help solve the problem of unwanted dogs and cats in this region. Its long-term goal is to build an animal shelter where area pets can find safe refuge until they can be adopted to permanent homes. Its immediate goals are to develop a strong foster program to remove adoptable animals from the Franklin County Animal Control facility and to decrease the number of unwanted dogs and cats in Franklin/North Wake counties through spay/neuter public education programs

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Come Meet Our Pets...

Cats are at Petco Triangle Plantation Drive Raleigh, Knightdale and Brier Creek in Raleigh and now Wake Forest every Saturday from 12 to 3pm. We also have cats in the condos at each of these locations.

Dogs are at Petco Knightdale or Wake Forest every other Saturday and Petsmart in Wake Forest every Saturday. 1-4PM

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Our Adoption Process...

1.After you find A Dog or Cat, review the description of the foster you are interested in to make sure that the information we have fits with your particular needs and desires. In most cases, the information on the website is current and gives the information that we have about the particular foster. The picture of the foster does not tell the whole story.

2.Complete the adoption application. Please make sure that you give us as much information about yourself as you can. List all animals currently living with you including other dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and rodents. The application needs to be complete in order to help us determine if the foster you have chosen is a good match for your home. has the applications. This is step one.

3.Once the application is submitted you will usually receive an email letting you know if the foster would be a good match for you and making arrangements for you to meet the dog at one of our adoption events. Sometimes a foster is best shown at the foster home due to his or her personality. We will let you know where the foster home is and arrange a time that works both for you and the foster home.We do require that everyone who will live with the foster to come and meet them. There is a chance we may tell you that the foster you are interested in is not a good match and may suggest another foster.

4.If, after meeting the foster you decide you would like to adopt him or her, a home visit will be scheduled. Someone from the Franklin County Humane Society will call and do the visit. The foster does not come on the home visit. Home visits are required before any foster leaves our program.

5.If more than one person applies and meets the same foster, all things being equal, we go in the order the applications were received.

6.Once the home visit has been completed, you will be asked to complete an adoption agreement. Please read the agreement carefully to make sure that you understand what you will be agreeing to.

7.An adoption fee of $250 for dogs under 6 months $225 for 6 months and older and $95 for cats, Senior Cats $50. This fee helps us to provide the necessary medical care and other needs for the fosters while in foster care. All FCHS fosters are altered, current on shots, micro chipped, and to our knowledge, in good health before they are adopted out. We are all volunteers and as such receive no monetary compensation for our work with the fosters. The adoption fee is used to help defray costs in the rescue and care of the fosters.

8.Congratulations! You are on your way to having you new furry companion. We hope that you and your new companion share a life of love and happiness. We welcome any comments you may wish to give us about your foster at any time.