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My name is 1608-0501 Marsha Jean!

Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adoption in Virginia Beach, Virginia - 1608-0501 Marsha Jean
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Virginia Beach Bureau of Animal Control

Facts about 1608-0501 Marsha Jean

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10733179

Thank you for your interest in our adoptable animals.  If you would like more information about this pet, see the Shelter information below.   We would love to help you rescue a perfect pet!



Quiet, easy going, gentle.  Four words describe our little short legged low rider named Marsha Jean.  She is estimated to be about 1-5 yrs old, a young adult if you will.  You should go slow when meeting her, just because she needs to see and smell and take in who she is meeting.  She is a gentle soul, a girl you will probably effortlessly bring into your home.  She seems house trained.  She might need a little time to come out of her shell. It is clear, however, she is willing to trust you as she has let us go in to harness her up and take her outside.  This is surprising as it is clear some human decided to destroy this little girls' beautiful ears to try and make her look intimidating or mean. We are very happy to say it didn't work bc Marsha Jean has kept that soft, content and well behaved aura about her.  Marsha Jean is as gorgeous as they come with her gentle eyes and suave gait. She seems to love going on walks.  Marsha takes in everything around her as she moves gracefully forward walking down the street.  She is easy and undemanding when walking on the leash making your time with her outside  enjoyable and a great bonding experience.  So far we have seen her very tolerant of other dogs, male dogs, even though they did not have the best of manners. Marsha Jean is an easy dog looking for a soft place to land and feel the love we are not sure she ever had.  I took a few hours and hung out with her outside of the shelter. First thing we did was go for a ride to visit a friend of ours that is a hair dresser at a tres chic salon where Marsha owned the experience! She walked right in like she was there to be pampered and went on to convince everyone in there to love on her and give her rubs. She also made herself at home in some of the fancy salon seating areas and fit right in with all the other hotties. After she was done hanging with the girls we drove to my house and let me tell you this girl is great in a car! She stands up and looks around and then lays down in a frog dog position and just chills for the ride. She never tried to get up in the front with me. When we got to the house she came right in and met my husband, who she immediately made out with and went on to spoon with in front of the tv. She did a fair share of snorting and talking to him as well. She really loves toys and helped herself to a few that we had laying around. She did unstuff the Aflac duck, so you may not want to give her stuffies if you aren't going to be around to supervise. She is really a funny dog that can easily swing from happy and playful to super napper in no time flat. She loves belly rubs and being close to her person. She was well behaved in the house and didn't try to get on the furniture (even though I put her on the sofa for some snuggle time with me). She had no accidents and went potty both times I took her outside. She met some kids that were outside playing and did well with them. The only thing I noticed that should be pointed out with Marsha is that she is serious about her toys. If you try to take it from her you better be fast or have something to trade her for it. What can I say, she loves her toys and all toys are her toys! Oh, she also loves frozen peanut butter kongs, and she holds them with her front paws and looks so adorable while making so much noise getting all the frozen peanut butter out. Marsha Jean is easy to love. Easy to hang out with. Easy to take in the car. She's just a really good girl that you are going to love when you meet her! Do yourself a favor and come meet her soon at Virginia Beach Animal Care and Adoption Center, 341 S Birdneck Road. She's currently residing in the large dog adoption room. If you have a resident dog then please bring them along to make sure they will all get along. You can just ask for Marsha in the front lobby and we will be happy to bring her out to meet you and the family. Thanks for considering adoption, the rewards are endless amount of unconditional love!



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Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center has wonderful pets available for adoption.  As of December 6, all animals are now at the new shelter at 341 Birdneck Road.  The former shelter on Leroy Drive is now closed.  If you have lost a pet, please visit the shelter in person and often as lost animals arrive everyday.

Contact Information:
Virginia Beach Animal Care & Adoption Center, 341 Birdneck Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451        Phone 757-385-4444 (x 2)

NOTE: In order to help process your request for information faster, please refer to the animal's intake number, shown next to the photo, rather than the name. This will assist us in locating the information about the animal you are referring to.

All our animals are up-to-date on vaccinations and if unaltered, the animal will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.

You do not have to be a resident of Va. Beach to adopt a pet. Please visit these wonderful animals today! 



Act quickly to adopt 1608-0501 Marsha Jean. Pets at this Shelter may be held for only a short time.

About Virginia Beach Bureau of Animal Control

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The mission of the Virginia Beach Bureau of Animal Control is to balance the health, safety and welfare needs of the people and animals in our City.

Our mission is accomplished by working with our citizens and other animal welfare organizations; by enforcing the domestic animals laws of our Commonwealth and our City, providing educational programs and humanely providing care, nourishment and a safe environment for the unwanted, stray, abused and abandoned animals in our City. We will educate the public about responsible companion animals ownership, aggressively investigate animal cruelty cases, find homes for the homeless animals and humanely euthanize the unwanted animals in our community.

Come Meet Our Pets...

You can visit our shelter during normal business hours when you are looking for a new pet, or you can attend one of the many adoption events that are hosted by the Friends of Virginia Beach Animal Control.

Our Adoption Process...

A citizen, interested in adopting an animal may have thier name placed on that animals registration record.

If an animal is adopted under contract, then the citizen must be a resident of Virginia Beach or an adjoining locality.

After a citizen places their name on the waiting list for any dog or cat, they shall be given adoption information and advised that they will be called on the available adoption date.

Upon adoption and within 10 days the animal must be taken to a licensed veterinarian of a though examination. Written proof of the veterinarian's declaration must be provided to Animal Control within 15 days of adoption.

If the animal is lost, stolen or dies before sterilization the adopter will notify animal Control within 7 days of the animal's death or disappearance. The adopter is subject to a $25.00 civil penalty if they fail to do this.

If the adopter chooses not to keep this animal prior to sterilization, then they must return the animal to Animal Control.

Adoption Fees
Unaltered dogs: $25.00*
Unaltered cats: $20.00*
Altered dogs: $25.00
Altered cats: $20.00


All other animals: $15.00
* A $50.00 surgery fee is required to adopt all unaltered animals

In compliance with the Code of Virginia, all animals adopted from our shelter must be spayed or neutered to help fight animal overpopulation.