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Facts about Mercedes

  • Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: LCAS12-0927

My name is Mercedes!

American Pit Bull Terrier Dog for adption in Williston, Florida - Mercedes
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Mercedes's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Mercedes's Story...
My name is Mercedes!
I have kind of a long story about my life.. but, I will try to keep it as short as I can...
I was born in November '06.. I'm an AKC papered, American Pit Bull Terrier.. my owner bought me as a puppy.. she had me spayed, I'm heartworm negative. My mom ended up living with a very bad man who severely beat me.. I took a lot of abuse.. but, never used my teeth to try to defend myself...
My mom had a baby with this terrible man.. the last time I got to see her was when she was 2 yrs. old... My mom couldn't take it anymore and she left.. the bad man left too.. this was a great thing.. or so I thought.. even though the abuse stopped.. I found myself all alone..
When my mom's dad (my "grandpa") found out I was abandoned, he came and took me to his house.. it felt soooo good to be loved again.. and to be treated kindly by a man.. I grew very close to Grandpa Keith.. went everywhere with him.. I was his girl.. until some more bad news came my way.. his landlord wouldn't let him keep me.. no pits allowed!!
Grandpa Keith was devastated.. as was I .. he had to face losing his home or letting me go....... that's how and why I ended up at Levy County Animal Services before Ms. Jody came to see me with Grandpa Keith, so Ms. Jody could see what a good girl I am when I'm not scared...
So, now I'm in foster care with Ms. Jody in the Alachua/Marion County area and I'm ready for a wonderful home. I've had a medical exam, fecal, and deworming... I walk well on a leash (just a little strong at times) and am house and crate trained... I have been around a 2 yr. old, livestock, and other dogs... Please watch my video and call Ms. Jody to set up an appointment to meet me! Her number is 352-316-5155 or email her at Thank you!
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About Second Chance Rescue - West Region

About Our Rescue Group...

Second Chance Rescue is headquartered in Bunnell, Florida. The Western Region covers a rural area in the Gainesville/Ocala area with a network of volunteers and foster homes. We rescue from Levy County Animal Services.

(Most of our foster homes do not have cats or small children - so we don't always know whether a dog is "good with children" or "good with cats" but we're happy to discuss what we know about each dog's personality!)

Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our adoptions are done following a telephone conversation, application approval and play date/home visit. We do limited adoption events at Tractor Supply in Jonesville (Newberry Road, west of Gainesville). If you are interested in a particular dog, give us a call today!

Our Adoption Process...

Each adoption has an application process, home visit, contract, and adoption donation.