My name is Banjo!

American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Fort Collins, Colorado - Banjo
Photo 1 - American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Fort Collins, Colorado - Banjo
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Animal House Rescue

Facts about Banjo

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 30760048
Banjo is an incredible 6-year-old Pit Bull Terrier mix. Banjo has big, droopy cheeks that will melt your heart! He loves to play with stuffed (squeaky!) toys, and cuddle with them too. Banjo gives the best hugs and thinks he is a lap dog, so he would make an excellent snuggle buddy. Banjo has a big heart and a soulful expression to him: everyone who meets him is completely taken by his charm! Banjo would do best in a home without other animals (currently he is in a foster home with cats and is never with them unsupervised), but he is fantastic with people of all ages, even small children!

Banjo had a rough start to life prior to his arrival at Animal House. He arrived with skin issues, worn down teeth, and scarring on his body. He was also diagnosed with kidney disease. However, his kidney disease is not progressing quickly, and he does not seem to be in pain. He is on a medication that helps his kidneys to not lose protein, and bloodwork has shown that this medication is helping him! Banjo does drink and urinate excessively, so will need a home with a yard and likely also with a doggie door for him. He received a dental in March where his canines were extracted, and is in good dental health now. Banjo also has environmental or food allergies and takes antihistamines daily in addition to a grain-free diet to keep his skin healthy. Banjo will need an adopter who is willing to follow up with their veterinarian regularly to assess his kidney function and keep his teeth in good health. Because of Banjo's special needs, his adoption fee has been waived.

Banjo is in foster care, so the first step towards meeting him is to submit an application online.

About Animal House Rescue

About Our Shelter...

Our Mission

The mission of Animal House is to decrease the euthanasia rate of adoptable animals by:

· Collaborating with overpopulated and underserved shelters.

· Providing the community with education, information and outreach.

· Providing adoption opportunities for homeless animals and giving them what they need most — time to find their forever homes.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption Hours

Monday - Friday: 11 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm

Closed on Major Holidays

Our Adoption Process...


How much are the adoption fees?

Dogs (6 months and older) $225
Puppies (under 6 months) $275
Seniors (7 years and older) $175
For Senior and Disabled Citizens, we offer a $50 discount on adoption fees for dogs 6 months and older. (No discounts on puppies under 6 months.)

What does the adoption fee include?

Spayed/neutered dog
Micro-chipped dog (registration may be extra depending on microchip)
Heartworm tested (6 months and older)
Vaccinations (age appropriate)
De-worming treatment (initial)
Free follow-up veterinarian exam
Free pet insurance for first month (email address required)
5 lb. bag of Merrick Whole Earth Farms dog food (provided by Poudre Pet & Feed and Merrick Pet Foods)
Adoption packet with discounts and coupons

What kinds of dogs do you have and why?
Every week, Animal House rescues wonderful adoptable dogs/puppies of all breeds, sizes and ages. There are millions of pets that are homeless by no fault of their own. Record numbers of people are losing their jobs, homes, and lifestyles. This combined with the already existing pet over-population problem has greatly increased the number of pets in shelters. Today’s typical shelter dog is yesterday’s loving dog next door.

By adopting from a shelter, you are truly saving a life and making room for another one to be saved.

What is Animal House’s adoption process?
Every shelter has its own policies for approving adoptions. Our adoption screening process is designed to ensure that each animal is placed with a responsible person; someone who is prepared to make a lifelong commitment. An important part of the adoption process is matching the life-style and needs of the adopter with the personality and needs of the individual dog. Our goal is to provide the owner and animal with a mutually beneficial lifelong match.

Animal House has a never ending commitment to every dog that comes through our doors. That commitment is also extended to whomever the animal finds it’s forever home with. Whether it has been 7 days or 7 years from adoption we are here to help you and your Animal House Alum.

We have dogs both in the shelter and in foster care.

To see a dog that is currently in the shelter, please stop in to meet him/her along with your completed application at which time you can place a hold and set up an adoption time.

If the dog is in foster care (as indicated in profile), please submit your application and our staff will schedule a meet and greet with you and the foster home as soon as possible (usually within 1-2 days).

If you are interested in adopting a dog and we don't currently have what you are looking for, we recommend filling out and submitting an application for pre-approval. We will keep your approved application on file for 30 days (unless otherwise requested) so that you have time to find the right dog.