My name is Tank!

American Staffordshire Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Staunton, Virginia - Tank
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Virginia Paws for Pits

Facts about Tank

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hi, my name is Tank! For my entire life, all I can remember is lugging around a logging chain that wouldn’t let me roam very far. I had the ground worn down to dirt and wasn’t allowed to play with the other dogs that surrounded me. I sat and waited for someone to come and love on me but I usually only saw someone when they came to feed me or give me water. Then one day when I was about 10 years old, my owners moved out but didn’t take any of us with them. I heard my doggie friends that were left inside during the hot summer days barking and barking. Luckily, the neighbors saw us dogs outside and gave us food and water. When the police showed up, I heard them say that my doggie friend inside died of dehydration which made me very sad.

I was then taken by this nice lady that promised me a better life. Since then, I have been to the vet and found out that my health is pretty good for an older guy. I am heartworm negative (which doesn’t mean anything to me but all the humans were pretty excited about that) and my senior blood panel was all normal or very close to normal.

Now, I am ready for adoption or a foster home! I am great with dogs and enjoy wrestling with them. I have never been able to do that before!! Cats don’t really excite me so I just ignore them. I have some trachea damage from being on a chain for so long so sometimes I made some weird noises and need to be walked with a harness. I don’t mind going in my crate especially if I can still see you in the room and I get a treat for it.

I am looking for someone to give me lots of love and be patient with me as I still have a lot to learn. Could that someone be you?

About Virginia Paws for Pits

About Our Rescue Group...

VPFP is on a mission to educate the public on the misconceptions that go hand in hand with "pit bulls" we strive to match families with the perfect dog for their lifestyle and activity level to ensure that the adoption is a success for all involved. Pit bulls and mixes account for 58% of dogs in shelters and nearly 2800 are killed every day in the united states. We promote spaying and neutering in the community and encourage our adopters to use their dogs as ambassadors for this misunderstood class of dogs, by going out into the community and making a difference.

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Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fees vary from $50-$250 depending on the age of the animal, the amount of care provided, and the duration of their time in our rescue program. You can apply online via our website and we will be in touch with you in 48-72 hours. We do a reference check with your vet to make sure all animals in the home are current on vaccinations and have been spayed/neutered. We verify with landlords that the applicant can have a pet and there are no size or breed restrictions and finally we conduct a home inspection. Once approved there is an additional contract to sign stating that the adopter is taking over responsibility of the dog and that if at ANY time he/she is unable to care for the dog they must be returned to VPFP with ample notification to our board members.