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My name is Sissy!
I'm being cared for by
Jason Debus Heigl Foundation

Facts about me

American Pit Bull Terrier
Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - with White
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small blue checkmark Good with dogs
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small blue checkmark Housetrained

My story

Hi there! My name is Sissy and I am an eight (8) year old female pit bull mix. They call me Sissy because I am a really good sister to my canine foster sisters.

I really LOVE to gallop into the kitchen ahead of the human when it is time for breakfast or dinner! My foster mom is patient with me when I poke my head in the fridge to make suggestions on what she should put in my bowl. I like it when me and my foster sisters are finished with our meal and it is time for biscuits. We sit patiently and then catch our treats in our mouths!

My tail wags all the time. In fact, it wags so much that sometimes when it hits against the wall or couch, I think someone is behind me and take a look!

My foster sisters and I have figured out who is in charge of what in the house. When there is a cat in the backyard or when someone comes to the front door, I am the first one to sound the alarm! My foster mom had one of her friends bring over her small dogs to see how I would react to them. At first I was very curious about them, but after a while they were the ones following me.

I wouldn’t consider myself a cuddler, but I like it when humans pet me and give me hugs and kisses. When that is all over, I just go and lay down in one of my favorite spots in the house. I love to lay on couches because they are soft and comfortable for my older bones. I really like to be around humans, but I sleep by myself at night so I can guard the house.

I am spayed, microchipped, and vaccinated and available for adoption in the Los Angeles area. I am house-trained and know commands like sit and stay, and I really want a home I can call my own. Is it your home?

Sissy is located in the Los Angeles area.


Jason Debus Heigl Foundation

Contact info
Pet ID
Los Angeles, CA 91505

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Our adoption process is a couple of steps. We ask you to begin by filling out an adoption application to express your interest in any of our animals. Once we receive the application and looked it over, we will contact you to answer any questions you may have about the pet and set up a meet and greet with the 4 legged friend you are interested in. At that point, if you are interested in moving forward with the adoption, we will conduct a home check to make sure everything's good. We will ask you to sign an adoption agreement and ask for a donation of $150 for the adoption process.

Go meet their pets

We are located in the Los Angeles area and we do adoption events around town. Just check out our website to find out where and when!

More about this rescue

The Jason Debus Heigl Foundation was founded by Nancy and Katherine Heigl to celebrate the memory of a wonderful son and brother. In 1986, Jason was killed in a car accident. He was only fifteen years old. Throughout his brief lifetime Jason loved all animals, especially dogs and cats and monkeys. He lived his life extending compassion and kindness to all creatures great and small. This foundation is his legacy. The mission of the JDHF is to eliminate the needless suffering inflicted on animals by human cruelty, indifference, and ignorance. Our primary focus is the greater Los Angeles area, for now. In pursuit of our mission, the JDHF routinely funds: Our internal rescue group, the Heigl Hounds of Hope. Other qualified rescue groups, via Networking donations. The Transport of LA shelter dogs to states with great demand. Free Spay Neuter procedures for the pets of qualified caretakers. Compassion Education programs. And we thank you for your support.