My name is Steele!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Lincoln, California - Steele
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I'm being cared for by:
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue

Facts about Steele

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
What is your name? Steele

How old are you? 3ish

How much do you weigh? 65 pounds

What do you look like? A super model

What do you like to eat? Pretty much anything. I'm super food motivated and will do anything for a cookie.

What kind of personality do you have? Well... while I might LOOK like a big tough independent boy, I'm actually quite the clingy kinda guy. I love my human, and want nothing more than to be near them. I'm adventurous, athletic, and spontaneous. I'm not too fond of meeting new people, so if you're looking for an outgoing, social kinda dog, I can introduce you to some guys I know... but that's not me at all...

Describe your perfect day: If I could go on a half dozen walks every day I'd be in heaven. But I get it. That's not realistic. A walk in the morning followed by some power naps on the couch would be awesome. Maybe a walk in the evening, then I lay on my bed while you make dinner... I'm a patient kinda guy. I can wait for my evening cuddles. As long as I get some of that dinner... pasta is my favorite!!!

What is your favorite toy? PUZZLE TOYS!!! I love anything that makes me think. I'm super smart so any kind of puzzle toy really makes me think and gets my "mental zoomies" out.

Do you know any tricks? I spent two months at Tug Dogs and learned how to be obedient and am pretty much fully trained! I know all the basic commands and am fully crate trained, house trained, and leash trained.

Oh, also, I like to hug. Yes, hug. I've attached a photo as proof.

What scares you? Strangers. I don't want to meet new people, and I get nervous around people I don't know.

Have you been around children? Do you like them? I like kids, but because of my size and my fear of strangers, it would be best if I was in a "kid free" home.

Do you like cats? Yes. They taste like chicken. 😂
Sorry. No, I wouldn't do well with cats. I am fascinated by them and want to chase them. And maybe chew on them. Is that bad?😳

How do you feel about other dogs? My best buddy is a tiny little dog named Buggy. He puts up with my excitement, and we usually settle down together pretty quickly for a nap by the fire. I get SO excited when I see dogs that it might turn into a scuffle. So I'm thinking I either need to be an only dog, or live with a small assertive dog. I'm respectful of what Buggy tells me, like when he nips and says "Hey! Back off!!!", so small dogs would be fine. A big dog would likely tire of my excitement.

If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? Sleeping on a big fluffy dog bed in the home of someone who decided to adopt me.

How is your health? Fabulous!!

Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? Buggy. Aka Bug-A-Boo. And my foster mom is pretty cool. She takes me for walks and hangs out with me by the fire pit. I can tell she loves me.

Where do you hang out when you are home alone? I have my own room! And in that room is a 6'x6' kennel so that I have my own safe space. I'm also crate trained, but I don't destroy stuff if I'm left alone in a room.

Where do you sleep? In my room, in my kennel, on a big giant bed, surrounded by toys.

Do you like walking on a leash? Yup! I walk like a complete gentleman as long as I'm wearing my training collar. Otherwise I pull a lot. 😬

Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? I don't dig. Or bark. Or destroy stuff if I'm left outside. Or even inside for that matter. I'm a really well behaved guy. I'd say my only drawback is that I don't like meeting new people. But that's not even really a drawback. I'm kind of an introvert I suppose. That's not really a big deal though!

Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) Absolutely!

Do you like playing in water? I'm not sure... I've never tried...

What do you love about your foster family? They take really good care of me. They give me lots of toys and puzzles to keep me busy. They take me on lots of walks. They build me great big fires in their fire pit at night and pile blankets onto my bed so I can cuddle by the fire. They are patient with me and love me.

What was your life like before being joining NBBR? It was pretty crappy. I was in a shelter and I was pretty much losing my mind. I would chew on a ball all day in my kennel, and drool nonstop. My eyes would get super red and I'd kind of zone out, like try to forget where I was. But then I'd hear a door slam or a dog bark, and then I'd remember... it was hard for me to be there. I was so stressed out. I had some really nice people there that took really good care of me. They tried so hard to calm me down. They tried their best to love me. I won't ever forget them. They don't know it, but they really helped me. I was struggling so hard and they showed me love. And they found me a way out by contacting my foster moms. I wish I could tell them all how much I appreciate and love them for what they did for me in that shelter. ❤

If you think you'd like to meet me, fill out an adoption application at

My rescuers would like to keep me local to the Sacramento area in case I need any help with training in the future. They will help with that. And Tug Dogs will help go over what I learned while I was there.
I'm a good boy. I just need structure and a confident leader. I'm actually quite easy to handle and don't cause any problems in my foster home! I'm so looking forward to meeting my forever family.

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).

Steele's adoption donation is $200..

Interested in meeting Steele 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.