My name is Cali!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Cali
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NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Cali

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
What is your name? My name is Cali

How old are you? I am 4 yrs old

How much do you weigh? 55 lbs.

What do you look like? My face is a beautiful plain white color while my body is a dark brindle. I am also short and squatty.

What do you like to eat? My favorite dry food to eat is the grain free salmon flavor, but I am ok with eating other types. I also love my treats.

What kind of personality do you have? I am a very lovable girl who loves to play outside or go on short walks. But cuddling with someone is my all time passion.

Describe your perfect day: My perfect day would be going for a drive to a creek to go for a short walk and then to come home and hang with you outside or simply cuddle on the couch and watch tv.

What is your favorite toy? My all time favorite toy is Kong toys especially the stuffy ones. They are good to chew on.

Do you know any tricks? I know my basic commands: sit, stay, place and will do any of them just to please you.

What scares you? Nothing really scares me but I do not really like things to get too excited/crazy around me… I'd rather stay calm unless we are playing with toys in the backyard.

Have you been around children? Do you like them? I have been around children of all ages, the youngest has been 3 years old. I am ok with all the ages but would rather older, calmer children

Do you like cats? I do not care for cats at all… they run and I like to chase them.

How do you feel about other dogs? I am not too great with other dogs but am working on my socialization skills! I would prefer to be the only dog in the home.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? My biggest dream is to be cuddling with my human on a big comfy bed with lots of pillows.

How is your health? My health is great. I just recovered from heartworms and I am at 100% now!

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? I live with a total of 6 people in my foster home… 4 kids (from 4-15 years old) and my foster mom and dad. I would say I am closest to my foster siblings but I get along great with everyone.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? When home alone, I hang out in the bedroom with my big comfy bed.

Where do you sleep? I sleep in my human foster sister's bed….. she is 10 years old and I snuggle right up to her.

Do you like walking on a leash? I love walking on a leash! I do tend to pull, so right now foster mom is working with me to fix that.

Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? I like to bark and chase the birds and squirrels in the backyard but if you tell me "leave it" I'll listen and come back to you.

Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) Yes I only go potty outside. Going inside is totally gross!

Do you like playing in water? I don't like the water except to drink it. I'll let you give me a bath but getting into the pool is not OK. I'll walk next to the creek but not in it.

What do you love about your foster family? I love that my foster siblings are so willing to cuddle with me all the time. We make each other feel safe.

What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue? Life before NorCal Bully Breed Rescue was very interesting. The only beginning I remember was having babies and then eventually being allowed to run wherever I wanted till a nice lady picked me up off the streets. She loved me, cuddled me, fixed me up and tried to find a home for me for 4 months but couldn't so she had to do the unthinkable and took me to the SPCA. I stayed there for a few months and then these people were walking through the kennels and a nice man stopped and said hi. Next I got taken out of the kennel by three wonderful ladies! A week later I was headed home with him and his wife and that is where I have been told I'm staying till my forever mom and/or dad find me.

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue is a foster based rescue with foster homes spread all throughout the Sacramento area. We usually require our adopters to be within a 50 to 100 mile radius of us, depending on the dog, and depending on the home. This is because we need to do a yard check to guarantee that the potential adopter's yard is secure, and also have them be close enough should any behavioral issues arise, and the assistance of our trainer is needed. We are, however, willing to adopt out of our area, including the Bay Area, Tahoe, and even further. We've even adopted out of state on very special occasions. We try our best to match our dogs to the perfect homes, and match them based on their personalities, not their looks. Adoptions are not done on a "first come, first serve" basis, rather in the order of what homes are the right match for that particular dog. Our adoption fees are based on the dog and range from $200-$350. Cali’s adoption fee is $200. In the case of senior dogs (6+ years), fees will be waived to the right home. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and deworming (if necessary). If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, you can visit our website at and fill out an adoption application (from your home computer). Please allow at least 24 to 48 hours for a reply. Thanks in advance.

Interested in meeting Cali or any of our available pooches? Complete and submit our adoption application on our website and we will respond to you within 24 to 48 hours.

About NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

NorCal Bully Breed Rescue (NBBR) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to helping needy animals in our community. While our focus is on "bully breeds," we don't discriminate and will very often help dogs of any breed, provided we have a foster home available. We take in dogs from local shelters with a focus on those with medical challenges and those whose behavior is declining due to the stress of the shelter environment. These are the dogs most often overlooked and in need of the most help.

NBBR is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, our tax ID # is 46-3665141. Your donations are fully tax deductible and fund our operations and help pay our vet expenses.

NBBR is dedicated to reducing the number of homeless pets through the spaying/neutering of all our our rescued dogs and through education on the importance of spaying/neutering all animals. We provide information on low cost or no cost spay/neuter clinics in our surrounding areas.

Each dog that comes to us has been temperament tested, updated on shots, spayed/neutered and microchipped. Many of our dogs have also been treated for various medical conditions including mange, heart worms, broken bones, neurological issues, and many others. One of our dogs can take anywhere from one month to one year to get ready for adoption and the cost for the dogs we take on can range from $100 to several thousand dollars. We take on dogs from shelters that are set to be euthanized for various reasons, including simply that they've been there too long, or they have a medical condition that precludes them from adoption to the public, making them "rescue only." This means only a rescue can pull them from the shelter, but also leaves us to be responsible for any costs to to be increased by said rescue dog.

We also take on strays and incur the cost of having them vaccinated, spayed, neutered and microchipped. We will help dogs who owners can no longer provide care by networking their dog, provided the owner can continue to house the dog. We insure a safe house for all of the dogs that we take on and provide all needed supplies for the foster homes that care for them until they are to be adopted. We also insure that they never end up in a shelter, running the risk of being euthanized due to lack of space or due to becoming "aggressive" cause by the stress of being in a shelter environment.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoptable dogs live in foster homes and meet and greets are done by appointment.

Monthly adoption events are held at the Roseville Petfood Express store at 1009 Galleria Blvd in The Fountains Shopping Ctr. These events take place on the second Friday of each month from 6-8pm.

Our upcoming adoption events through 2017 are:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th & December 8th.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the adoption process is the completion of our online adoption application. You will be able to fill it out online and email it back to us. If you have any questions regarding regarding your application, we are here to answer them.

The second step is the home check. Our main priority in this step is insuring that your yard is 100% secure - there can be no loose boards or gaps in your fencing. If your dog is going to be spending anytime outside while you are at work or away from home, we ask that you have adequate shade or shelter from the elements.Before we schedule a home check, we may ask you to send us photos of your yard/fencing to get an idea of where the dog will be living. If you have any hesitation or questions about our yard check, please see our section on "How to Prepare for a Home Check."

The last step in the adoption process is the meet and greet. This is where we meet with you and any existing pets to ensure proper introductions are made. We want to make sure everyone gets along. Once all introductions are made, and everyone gets along, your rescue dog is yours to adopt.

Please note that there is no pressure involved, and if situation that cannot be resolved arise, we will always take our dog back. Also, be aware that there is an acclimation period for each dog and every dog is different. It can take a few days or a few weeks for your new dogs to settle in. We will assist in any way possible, including referring our trainer to come work with you and the dog.

All of our dogs are rescues, meaning they have already needed help in some way, and will only to to homes where they will live a "CHARMED LIFE." All of our adoptive dogs will be indoor dogs with outdoor privileges. We believe that dogs are family members, and should be allowed to sleep indoors.The only time they should be kept outdoors is if the weather permits. Any applications looking for an outdoor only dog will be denied. All current pets in your home need to be spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations, and one heartworm preventive. Out of area adoptions are within reason and on a case-by-case basis.

Walk the perimeter of your yard. Take notes on the condition of your fence. Are there any loose boards or gaps under any sections of you fencing? If yes, these are easy fixes. You can nail any loose board back into place, and you can fill any gaps with pavers and gravel Do you have a lock on your gate? If not, please purchase one prior to your home check. Is there adequate shade or shelter for your new dog if it is going to be left outdoors while you're at work? Do you have anything hazardous in your yard, i.e. nails sticking out, chemicals left out, etc? Do you have a cat? If so, does your cat have a high spot it can retreat to if being chased? Are your garbage cans located somewhere near a gate where a dog can jump into them to get out? If so please move them. Please address these issues prior to our visit.

All of our dogs will be spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and microchipped prior to being adopted. Our adoption fees are considered to be donations. All donations from adoption go right back into our rescue account, allowing us to continue to help dogs in need. At the bare minimum, the cost to properly vet a dog is $100. But some of the dogs we take on are medical cases, which can cost several thousand dollars. Because of this, we ask the following adoption fees:
$350 for puppies, which are any dogs under a year old
$200 for any adult dog ages 1.