My name is Puppy - Rita!!!

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

Facts about Puppy - Rita!!

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
What is your name? Rita

How old are you? About 9 months

How much do you weigh? ~45lbs

What do you look like? I’ve got beautiful white eyelashes on my small head with a beautiful black and white color shapely body.

What kind of personality do you have? I’m a sweet girl who loves to play and meet people, but not overwhelming.

Describe your perfect day. Waking up next to my brother and human. Getting a belly rub. Playing with my dog brother, Rally. Making sure the squirrels don’t mess up our backyard. Going on a walk around the neighborhood. And snuggling again with my brother.

What is your favorite toy? Kongs and chewy things.

Do you know any tricks? Not tricks, but am learning how to sit, stay, off, and down.

What scares you? Not much now. I’m sure there are many new things I need to experience, but so far it’s all been good!

Have you been around children, do you like them? I haven’t been around children too much, but I think they’ll be nice if they pet me.

Do you like cats? To me they’re like squirrels – I need to chase them!

How do you feel about other dogs? I haven’t met any other dogs other than my siblings. I see them on my walk and want to meet them.

If you could be anywhere in the world where would it be? Chasing the squirrel! And then relax snuggled up.

How is your health? At first I had a limp, kennel cough, and a cold. After resting and playing with my brother, I’ve grown, gained muscles, and have been quite healthy since!

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion. My foster mom and dog brother.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? If my foster mom is taking Rally on a walk, I’m in a crate. Otherwise Rally and I have an area within the home and back yard which we roam in.

Do you like walking on a leash? I just learned how to walk on a leash and love to smell everything! I’m still pulling, but my foster mom is working with me on my leash habits.

Do you have any not so great habits that we should know about for instance do you bark or dig in the yard?

I’m a puppy and like to chew. My brother is the one who will “steal” the shoes and other fun things. I run with him when he has those items. I have been known to chew edges of beds.

Are you house trained? Yes! I proudly go through the doggie door when I need to go.

Do you like water? Not sure, bath time is not my favorite. Sure do love the sprinting around after the bath! I don’t mind the rain and still do my business outside.

What do you love about your current family? My foster mom knew I wasn’t feeling well when I first arrived. She gave me good food and care to get better. Now I love walking up to her to give her love and snuggling in bed with her.

What was your life like before being rescued by your current family? It isn’t such a great beginning for a growing pup my owner kept me and my 5 siblings in a garage for 6 months w/o too much outside interaction. Then they decided to take us all to the SPCA, we were in danger because we didn’t know the outside world at all. Luckily we got some time w/ a trainer for evaluation, of course we came out of our shells and luckily when we went back to the shelter NorCal Bully Breed Rescue found foster homes for ALL OF US!

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).

Rita's adoption donation is $350.

Interested in meeting Rita 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 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.