My name is Peter!

Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Los Angeles, California - Peter
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Jason Debus Heigl Foundation

Facts about Peter

  • Breed: Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 17-001
Meet Peter!

Peter is a gorgeous hound mix…maybe. Or maybe a boxer. Or maybe a pit bull. Frankly, we’re not really sure what Peter is, we just know that he’s beautiful. Some of Peter’s friends think his name should be “Tiger.” Since Peter came with his name, we’ll go ahead and keep it. See, Peter was initially impounded at a Southern California shelter in June 2016. He was adopted after about a week. Six months later, Peter was found wandering the streets of Lancaster by a good samaritan, Silvia. Silvia had Peter scanned for a microchip and contacted Peter’s owners so that they could have him back. However, Peter’s owners told Sylvia they didn’t want him back. Silvia asked us to help Peter.

Peter is a very friendly boy. He loves people and absolutely lights up around children. He’s very sweet, affectionate and loving with people. However, Peter is inconsistent with other dogs. He has lived with small dogs in his foster homes and done very well. However, he definitely does not want any dogs getting in his space while he eats. We’re not sure how Peter is with large dogs, but we suspect that it will depend on the dog. The best home would be one with no other dogs.

Peter is not particularly hyper, but would do well with an active family. He would love to hike and play with his humans or just lay on the floor with his head on his humans taking a nap. He is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, crate-trained and house trained. Peter is strong but walks fairly well on a leash using a Gentle Leader. We think Peter is around 3 years old and he weighs 58 pounds.

Peter is a super-special and really needs a family to love, and a family to love him in return.

Peter is located in the Los Angeles area. For more information about adopting Peter, please visit

About Jason Debus Heigl Foundation

About Our Rescue Group...

The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation was founded by Nancy and Katherine Heigl to celebrate the memory of a wonderful son and brother. In 1986, Jason was killed in a car accident. He was only fifteen years old.

Throughout his brief lifetime Jason loved all animals, especially dogs and cats and monkeys. He lived his life extending compassion and kindness to all creatures great and small. This foundation is his legacy.

The mission of the JDHF is to eliminate the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference, and ignorance. Our primary focus is the greater Los Angeles area, for now.

In pursuit of our mission, the JDHF routinely funds:

Our internal rescue group, the Heigl Hounds of Hope.
Other qualified rescue groups, via Networking donations.
The Transport of LA shelter dogs to states with great demand.
Free Spay Neuter procedures for the pets of qualified caretakers.
Compassion Education programs.
And we thank you for your support.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are located in the Los Angeles area and we do adoption events around town. Just check out our website to find out where and when!

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process is a couple of steps.

We ask you to begin by filling out an adoption application to express your interest in any of our animals. Once we receive the application and looked it over, we will contact you to answer any questions you may have about the pet and set up a meet and greet with the 4 legged friend you are interested in.

At that point, if you are interested in moving forward with the adoption, we will conduct a home check to make sure everything's good. We will ask you to sign an adoption agreement and ask for a donation of $150 for the adoption process.