My name is Skip!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Lincoln, California - Skip
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NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Skip

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
What is your name? My name is Skip or Skippers.

How old are you? About 6 months old.

How much to you weigh? About 30 pounds. I am not going to be very big.

What do you look like? I look like Max in the Secret Life of Pets. I am white and tan spotted with loving eyes.

What do you like to eat? I love Taste of the Wild puppy food.

What kind of personality do you have? Oh I am so outgoing and love to be with people. I super happy and love to greet everyone. I have a lot of energy so I would love to play fetch or go on walks.

Describe your perfect day? My perfect day is getting up early and chasing the squirrels in the backyard. Then coming in to eat my breakfast. Going back to sleep with my foster mom and then getting up and going for a walk. I love to play with my big foster brother Murphy the Mastiff. We play chase in the back yard and then I love to take a nap. I am still a puppy so I get tired out. But after my nap I have a lot of energy and can’t wait to go run. I love days when we are all home together.

What is your favorite toy? My favorite toy is my squeaking tennis ball. Anything that squeaks.

Do you know any tricks? I know how to sit. I am still working on stay and down. I know of have a mind of my own and can be stubborn but I really want to please and make you happy.

What scares you? The vacuum scares me. Loud noises are the worst.

Have you been around children? Yes I love children. I get to go to work with my foster mom at her preschool. I have to be careful though because I am learning how not to jump. I really want kids of my own.

Do you like cats? Cats are ok. I have 2 of my own that smack me in the face. But I would chase them if they ran from me…but they don’t run from me!

How do you feel about other dogs? I love other dogs. I live with 4 big dogs and we all get along great.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? With my foster mom cuddling on the couch. Or camping. I love camping.

How is your health? My health is good now. I had strangles in the shelter and they said I wasn’t going to make it out unless someone saved me. My foster mom nursed me back to health and there isn’t anything wrong with me now.

Who do you live with in your foster home? I live with my foster mom and my 4 foster siblings. Oh and 2 cats.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? I hang out in my crate. My bff Murphy hangs out in this crate right next to me in our own room.

Where do you sleep? I mostly sleep in my crate but sometimes I get to sleep in bed with my foster mom and my big brother Blu. He is really nice to me.

Do you like walking on a leash? I love to go on walks and am learning good leash manners. I still have some learning to do.

Do you have any not-so-great habits? Well I am still a puppy so I like to chew a lot. My foster mom makes sure I have things to chew on but I like to find my own stuff to chew on.

Are you housed trained? I am 90% house trained. Most of the time I will go to the door to be let out but sometimes I have accidents. But not very much.

Do you like water? I like water on my own terms. I love getting in my doggie pool but please don’t bring out the hose. It kind of scares me.

What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue?
Well NBBR took me from the scary shelter and I only had a short time to get out or I wasn’t going to make it. I am sure my first 3 months of life were not so good. I was sick and just needed a place to go home to. That is when my foster mom took me in and nursed me back to health and I just love her. I cannot imagine why someone would treat me bad. I am such a happy boy and love life!

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. 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).

Skip's adoption fee is $350.

Interested in meeting Skip or any of our available pooches? Complete and submit our adoption application online at and we'll be in touch! Please allow 24-248 hours for a reply.

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 take on owner surrenders, dogs who owners can no longer provide care. 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.