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My name is Penny!

American Pit Bull Terrier/Greyhound Mix Dog for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Penny
Photo 1 - American Pit Bull Terrier/Greyhound Mix Dog for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Penny
Photo 2 - American Pit Bull Terrier/Greyhound Mix Dog for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Penny
Photo 3 - American Pit Bull Terrier/Greyhound Mix Dog for adoption in Cincinnati, Ohio - Penny
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Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

Facts about Penny

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier/Greyhound Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: foster
If after reading the ENTIRE listing you believe you can provide the care and home described, and you want to be the pup's special human, please complete an adoption application.

Download the form from http://www.shelteredpaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Adoption_App_Form_2015.docx. Upon completion, email the application back to spdr.app@shelteredpaws.com. No appointments to meet will be made until an application is approved for consideration. Please note that approved applications do not guarantee adoption as a meeting and home visit may also take place.

If you have specific questions not covered in the write-up below you can email Penny’s foster family at spcashelteredpaws@gmail.com. Using any other email will cause a delay in you getting the requested information.

Penny is sweet, little, pup who loves to cuddle. She was born in approximately November 2016. She is in foster learning to live in a home and how to be a good pup. She is a pit mixed with a super skinny breed (maybe a Whippet or Italian Greyhound) and she weighs ~30 lbs. She is young so she has some more growing to accomplish so her final/adult size is unknown. She likes humans and wants to play with well-balanced pups. She is curious but likes to stay close to her human. You can see her in action here:
• Scene 1 – Freedom Ride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR7gxMIxU9Y
• Scene 2 – Rehab = Making Friends: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3AxrbQSJoE
• Scene 3 – Belly Rubs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4do3ipFugEA

Penny would benefit greatly from additional, positive training. She still has a little naughty puppy inside that shows itself sometimes. Her other growth opportunity involves interacting appropriately with dogs. She ignores a clear correction from a dog that does not want to play. Therefore, she cannot be taken to a dog park or any other location where she is allowed to interact off leash and unsupervised with another dog. Her home must have a secure, fenced yard. She chews whenever possible so she must be housed inside and in a crate when left alone.

More good stuff:
• She is spayed.
• She is up to date on shots including rabies.
• She has tested negative for heartworm.
• She is microchipped.
• She comes with a 2017 Hamilton County dog license (good in surrounding counties).

If you want to be her special human please complete an adoption application first. Go to http://www.shelteredpaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Adoption_App_Form_2015.docx to download an Adoption Form Questionnaire. Upon completion, email the application back to spdr.app@shelteredpaws.com. If you have specific questions not covered above you can email her foster family at spcashelteredpaws@gmail.com.

About Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue was established in 1997 in order to save shelter dogs that need a foster placement.


We are a 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.


The reasons for fostering include:


  • Orphans too young for adoption
  • Nursing mothers
  • Mildly sick/injured dogs
  • Dogs that have been abused
  • Dogs that can not adjust to living in a shelter environment

Sheltered Paws Dog Rescue and a local shelter work together to place these dogs in temporary, loving foster homes. When you adopt from us, you are helping to save a shelter dog!!


Our Goal is to save shelter dogs in need and place them in good homes. To promote the placement of special need dogs with the help of adoption bags, grooming, socialization, and providing needed supplies. To pair the right dog with the right human companion(s), enriching everyone's lives.


Our Mission is to develop trust and love with a dog that needs to be reminded that many humans can and will take good, loving care of it for the rest of its lives. To then find loving homes for these previously abused, abandoned, sick, neglected and confused dogs. To give the dog a solid re-start with behavior, health, and trust. To spay/neuter our rescued dogs of age to stop the cycle of unwanted litters.

Our Adoption Process...

Some dogs are at the shelter and some are in a foster home. If the dog you like is at the shelter, please contact the person listed. She will fill you in on all the details.

If the dog you are interested in adopting is currently in a foster home, please EMAIL the individual "Foster Parent" noted in the description.



An Adoption Form Questionnaire will be emailed back to you. Upon completion, email the application back to shelteredpaws@yahoo.com


After review, we will be happy to set up an appointment for you to come and visit with the dog in the foster home.
If the adoption is appropriate, you will be asked to sign an adoption contract.

A nominal adoption fee is charged for each dog. This fee includes a vet check, all shots, any necessary medical work and medication, spay/neuter (if possible and appropriate). All of our work is volunteer. WE MAKE NO PROFIT ON THESE ADOPTIONS. This fee does NOT include those additional things we supply while the pet is in our care e.g. pet supplies, food, toys, grooming, training, etc. (plus a heck of a lot of hugs!)