My name is Birkie!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in West Allis, Wisconsin - Birkie
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Canine Cupids

Facts about Birkie

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
NOTE: All our Cupids are fostered in private homes. An approved application MUST be on file before proceeding with meet-and-greet. The online application can be found at

Meet Birkie!
Hi, my name is Birkie, so nice to meet you! I’m a 4 yo, 47 lb “Pocket Pittie". I came into foster care on February 25th after having a rough start to my life. My foster mom and furry brother took me under their wing and I'm learning what it means to be loved and to be a part of the family.

Foster mom says I learn quickly, as I mastered potty training and a few basic tricks in no time. My furry foster brother, Max, wasn’t too sure about me at first, as I liked to be right in his face, but after some work on boundaries we’re now good pals. However, I do like to steal his toys... what can I say, they look like more fun than what I'm playing with. I’ve been joining Max at doggy daycare and have been getting good report cards!

I absolutely LOVE everyone I meet! I do well with kids, and with some monitoring and further coaching of my boundary behaviors, cats aren't so scary either. I have bouts of playfulness, and like to explore in the woods with foster mom and brother, but for the most part, I just love to relax and be by my human. I have come a long way from my first days in my foster home with having heartworm, a double ear infection, skin issues, and a breast tumor that turned out to be cancerous. At the end of March, I had a mastectomy. Surgery was high risk because of my heartworm condition, but foster mom says I’m a resilient little girl and through it all my tail never stopped wagging. To this date I'm thrilled to report I'm cancer free!!!!

I had my last of three heartworm shots on June 1st, so now I'm ready to become a part of a forever family that’s going to love and devote time to helping me continue to learn and expand my horizons. As you can see, I've had a few bumps in the road, but I'm now enjoying each day as it comes, and cherish life’s “little happies.” I will certainly win you over with my love and appreciation!

Birkie's’s adoption fee is $250 and she is being fostered in southeastern Wisconsin. Because all our Cupids are fostered in private homes, an approved application MUST be on file before proceeding with a meet-and-greet. The online application can be found at

About Canine Cupids
Canine Cupids is a rescue in Milwaukee that is comprised of volunteers who have been fostering for various organizations and volunteering at our local animal control. Canine Cupids focuses on Milwaukee’s homeless dogs, but will always help a dog in need when we can — regardless of location.

All adoption fees include:
• Veterinarian examination and health report
• Certificate of veterinarian inspection
• Heartworm test (if age appropriate)
• Heartworm prevention
• Vaccines: distemper combo, bordetella intranasal and rabies (dogs age 3 months and older)
• Spaying/neutering
• Worming
• Microchip
• Complimentary collar
• Lifetime of support from Canine Cupids
• The love and companionship of a new best friend!

Canine Cupids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. For more information visit

Our Thoughts on Visual Breed Identification
Visual breed identification in dogs is unreliable. For most of our adoptable Cupids we are only guessing at the predominant breed or breed mix. We think it’s most important is to get to know each dog as an individual! We then do our best to describe each of our adoptable Cupids based on their personalities in order to determine whether they’ll make good companions based on prospective adopters’ lifestyles. Dog behavior is not exclusive to breed — it’s a complex mix of nature and nurture.

About Canine Cupids

About Our Rescue Group...

Canine Cupids' mission is to protect and improve the lives of Milwaukee's homeless, neglected, and exceptional needs dogs and to place them in permanent, loving homes.

Canine Cupids is a Certified 501c3 Organization
DATCPLicense: 288601-DS

Canine Cupids work with animals, within our community and throughout our organization is guided by three core values: compassion, integrity and dedication.

Because every animal deserves to be loved, we feel it is our moral responsibility to protect and improve the lives of abused, abandoned, and homeless dogs, and to place them in loving permanent homes.

We strive to work withMADACC as well as other rescues and humane organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers in order to create a better world for homeless pets within Milwaukee.

At Canine Cupids our founding principle is that "ALL dogs are individuals and deserve to be regarded as such". This mindset is core to the belief system at The Animal Farm Foundation. It assists in securing equal treatment and opportunity for "pit bull" dogs - as well as all dogs, regardless of size, color, etc.

"We owe it to all dogs to see them for who they really are, free of prejudice, stereotypes, and assumptions that are based on a known pedigree, a breed label guess, physical appearance, or their past history."*

"Breed related traits are not guaranteed. If a dog does conform to breed traits that does not mean a dog isn't an individual! Breed characteristics may contribute to a dog?s individuality, but they are not the whole story." *

Don't judge a book by its cover and don't judge a pooch by its stereotype!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our Adoption Process...

We require that all potential adopters fill out a "Personality Profile" that can be found on our website at:

You will then be contacted by one of our Adoption Counselors, who will assist you in finding your perfect match.

Adoption fees will range from $150.00 to $350.00 depending on the age of the dog.

You will also be required to fill out an adoption contract if you are approved and decide to adopt from us.