My name is Papa Bear!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Papa Bear
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NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Papa Bear

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
What is your name? My name is Bear

How old are you? I might be somewhere around 2 years old

How much do you weigh? A healthy 63 pounds

What do you look like? I am white with a beautiful reddish brown brindle striped coat. I am a big boy on the taller side with large paws a big head to match. Whenever I meet new people they always tell me how handsome I am! I look like a Tiger!

What do you like to eat? I LOVE breakfast and dinnertime where I eat my favorite dry food that I can't get enough of! My foster mom dehydrates apples and sweet potatoes for me, but of course I love anything I can get my paws on.

What kind of personality do you have? My name describes me well in that I am a big bear who loves to give cuddles in my down time. Since I am a big guy though I need to let out my energy running around the backyard playing with my foster sister. I am a people-pleaser and love when my foster parents tell me I'm a good boy!

Describe your perfect day: On the perfect day, I would get to lay in the grass in my backyard all day and roll around while the sun keeps my belly warm! Top that off with a tennis ball and my foster sister to run around with, and I am one happy pooch.

What is your favorite toy? I love tennis balls! Although they don't seem to last long because I somehow manage to destroy them after a few days. Luckily my foster mom seems to have an endless supply for me so not to worry!

Do you know any tricks? I know how to sit pretty well, especially when treats are involved. I am getting better at down, stay, and leave it, but sometimes I get too excited to listen. I am working on that.

What scares you? I respond well to NO, but when I hear it loudly I cower down so low my belly hits the floor. Someone I knew before must have been really mean, but I can't quite remember anymore...

Have you been around children? Do you like them? I haven't been around too many kids yet, but those I have met have given me nice pets and treats so they seemed pretty good to me.

Do you like cats? I sure do like to chase them if that's what you mean! My foster parents have a cat that they keep in a different part of the house because I can't seem to make friends with him.

How do you feel about other dogs? I love my foster sister Molly, we do everything together and we prefer to cuddle on the same bed rather than separately. Meeting new dogs is sometimes a bit stressful for me, but if my owner is nearby for me to look to I am usually okay. SMALL dogs on the other hand, those little things remind me too much of cats!

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? My ideal place would be curled up on my bed in my forever home with a tennis ball within reach.

How is your health? I am a big healthy boy with no health complaints!

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? My foster mom and dad are awesome, but my best friend is Molly who I mentioned earlier. There is also that cat living somewhere in the house... and did I mention I have 7 puppies that I helped make being raised here too!? That's why my name is Papa Bear!

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? When my foster parents go to work I lay down in my crate like a good boy.

Where do you sleep? My crate of course! Mine is right next to Molly's so we can still hang out even though we can't cuddle at night.

Do you like walking on a leash? I like seeing the scenery and sniffing everything when I am on a leash! I do sometimes pull when I'm exploring though, so my foster parents are trying to help me work on that.

Do you have any not-so-great habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? When I first came to my foster home I used to run along the fence with the neighbor dog, but now that we are used to each other we mostly keep to ourselves. Occasionally I will explore the retaining wall in the backyard and try to dig in the garden, but I know that's not good and I jump down quickly when I get caught. I try really hard to be a good boy, so if you work with me on my boundaries I won't let you down!

Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) I love going outside for potty!

Do you like playing in water? The bath, the rain, the hose... these are a few of my least favorite things.

What do you love about your foster family? What I love most is spending lots of time with my best friend Molly. Whether we are running around in the backyard playing or cuddling up on the same bed, it's nice to have a friend to keep me company.

What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue? I was abandoned in a parking lot with Molly, so nobody really knows what happened to me prior to that. Because we were so friendly we wandered right into the nearest vet clinic where they gave us lots of head pats and gave us the news that we were about to be parents! Fate led us into a foster home willing to take on me, Molly, and our seven new puppies. Now that our children are getting older, I am ready to find my forever home!

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).

Papa Bear's adoption donation is $200.

Interested in meeting Papa Bear 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 2017 are:
January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th & December 8th.

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.