My name is Jay!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Jay
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I'm being cared for by:
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Jay

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
What is your name? Jay

How old are you? I am 10 years old but you wouldn't know it by watching me. I am in great health!

How much do you weigh? 80 lbs.

What do you look like? My foster family believes that I am a purebred American Stafforshire Terrier. I am a sorrel color with white on my chest. I have short legs and a big barrel chest. My foster family thought I looked a little scary when they first met me, but I showed them that looks are deceiving because I am just a big teddy bear.

What do you like to eat? Anything! I'm not picky at all. I LOVE hard biscuits!

What kind of personality do you have? I am really loyal and sweet. My foster mom said she is in love with me. I've never known the gentle touch of a female and my foster mom pets me and rubs my chest. Sometimes I don't even know what to do, I am so happy. I love to be out in the open and to go for walks in the fresh air. I will chase a ball if you throw it but really I just want to be near you.

Describe your perfect day: Getting out of the kennel and taking a walk with my human is my perfect day. I love to be in the fresh air. Being out because I've been locked up my whole life would be my favorite thing. I dream of what it would be like to live in someone's house with them and sleep next to them on my own bed at night. I don't need much but my perfect day would include a warm bath and just being snuggled and loved.

What is your history? I lived the past 10 years in a kennel with the rest of my family. When I was younger I heard the humans around me say that I was a beautiful pure bred Gotti Line pit bull. I used to meet a lot of dames and I've been told that I have over 100 babies but I don't know where they are. I wanted a long term relationship but the dames just came and went. I'm really looking for a long-term relationship. My owners never spent time with me and when I got older they dropped me off without so much as a goodbye. I was very, very sad. I spent 10 years with them. What did I do? I tried to be a good boy.

What is your favorite toy? I don't care about toys too much, just my human.

What scares you? Being discarded. I was loyal to my owner for ten years and then one day he dropped me off on a doorstep and I heard people talking that maybe I should just be put to sleep because I am so old. I am NOT old! I'm ONLY 10! And I'm in great health! I was so terrified that would be the end of me. I heard it over and over. Luckily my foster family fell in love with me and see that I have YEARS left in me and that I have so much to offer someone who will just love me back.

Have you been around children? I have not met any children but I have loved every human I have met.

How do you feel about other dogs? I don't really pay any attention to them, especially if I'm on a walk. I just want to focus on my surroundings.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? Anywhere in the world where someone loves and appreciates me.

How is your health? Awesome! I have lost a few teeth and I sometimes don't hear really well but other than that I am in great health. My joints are healthy, I run and play just fine!

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? I live with my son Chibby in a doggy condo. We get along great. I also have a foster brother, Buddy, who is a border collie. He is pretty cool. My other foster brother is a cat, Murphy. I'm curious about him but he just swipes at me and won't give me the time of day, even though I try. I have 3 horse foster brothers. They kind of freaked me out when I first met them because they are SO BIG! I chased after them one day trying to meet them but one of them kicked me so I don't think a couple of them want to be my friend. Another one put his nose to my nose. He kind of scared me but I think he just wanted to be my friend. Chibby, my son, and I are really close.
We sleep together at night.

Where do you sleep? In my doggy condo kennel.

Do you like walking on a leash? I love it and I don't pull at all!

Do you have any “not-so-great” habits that we should know about? For instance do you bark or dig in the yard? I don't bark. I'm a pretty quiet personality. I stayed a few nights in a pet motel and the people who checked me in told my foster mom that I just “go with the flow.”

Are you house trained? I've never lived in a house but I'm really smart and want to live in a house so I promise I will learn and practice! I keep my doggy condo kennel clean and only do my business in one corner. I usually try to wait until my foster parents take me out.

Do you like playing in water? It's okay. I don't really care one way or the other.

What do you love about your foster family? They are so nice to me and take me on 2 mile walks every day. I'm so grateful to know them. My foster mom and dad said they are both in love with me and wish they could keep me but they can't so want to find the best home where I will be happy and at peace.

How do people get in touch with your foster family?
Through NorCal Bully Breed. They are so awesome and helping me find my soulmate forever home. You can submit an application on their website:

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 2016 are:
November 11th, December 9th
Our upcoming adoption events through 2017 are:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th

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.