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Peace for Pits

Facts about me

Breed
American Staffordshire Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier
Color
Brown/Chocolate
Age
6 years 1 month old, Adult
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
Sex
Female
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with kids
Small red x Not good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats

My story

Georgia is a sweet approximately 6 year old pittie. She loves people but seems to prefer adults, teenagers stress her out a bit, and would do best in an all adult home. Georgia has seen a veterinary behaviorist for anxiety. Noises (noises occurring outside when she is inside - ie. car or truck noises, construction work noise, fireworks, storms) and boundaries (people outside while she is inside) are issues for Georgia. The veterinarian has prescribed medication to Georgia to help with her anxiety. She happily takes her medication. She comes running when she hears a pill bottle being opened because she knows she is about to get a tasty treat. The medication helps her to be a happier, calmer dog. Georgia is not crate trained. She would likely hurt herself trying to get out of a crate. She has free range in her current home and has never been destructive. She loves attention and being with people. She will sit on your feet or on your lap if able. She likes chin scratches, belly rubs, butt scratches, and snuggling on the couch. She enjoys playing with sturdy stuffed toys (otherwise they don't last long), tug, running after a ball, and rolling in the grass or on a carpet. She also loves a sunny spot, either inside or outside. Georgia loves fruits and vegetables. Some of her favorites are fresh red bell pepper and cucumber as well as frozen blackberries. Georgia travels well in a car. She does not seem to like colder weather but does like a sweater on a chilly day.

Georgia would do best with a fenced yard to run around in. She has weekly zoomies that are usually short bursts. While she does enjoy going on walks, she is very reactive to other dogs on leash, whether she sees them or just hears them, which can make walking her very challenging. Georgia has had limited experience with other dogs off leash. She would do best as an only dog in the home, who does not have interactions with other dogs.

Georgia is a smart girl who is highly treat motivated. She has solved all the dog puzzles she has been given, purchased or homemade. She knows sit, down, wait, shake, high five, watch me, touch (nose to palm), fist bump (nose to fist), bed (go to), hungry (runs to where her food is kept), and go to place (working on duration). She sits nicely until being told "okay" before eating. She has also learned a positive interrupter signal which helps to distract or redirect her from noises she finds scary. Georgia's reaction when a visitor comes to the door is challenging and a work in progress.

Georgia would love to be the center of attention in a low key home and soak up the attention.

ABOUT PEACE 4 PITS RESCUE:
Please note that we do not have a facility or shelter where you can view adoptables. We are a foster-based rescue in Chicago-land, which means that each dog is placed with a family in the area. This allows us to better understand each dog's individual personalities.

You must complete an application before you can schedule a meet and greet with each animal. The application can be found here: http://peaceforpits.org/adoptionfoster-application/ or if you prefer a Word version, download it here: https://goo.gl/bKo84P and email it to p4papplications@gmail.com. Our adoption fee is typically $350 for an adult dog, and $400 for a dog under one year. It includes all vetting and spay/neuter.
Rescue

Peace for Pits

Contact info
Pet ID
Contact
Address
Villa Park, IL 60181
Donation

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

The first step in the adoption process is fill out an application at our website, www.peaceforpits.org. Once we receive your application, a volunteer will contact you to discuss your application. Two to four references listed on the application will be checked, along with a check with your veterinarian to make sure your current/former pets are up to date on all vaccinations. A background check and home visit will also be performed. Once all that is complete, we will arrange meet and greets with dogs that may be a good fit for your family. If a perfect match is found, an adoption contract will need to be signed, along with an adoption fee. Fees range from $250-$350, with a $50 discount/rebate upon completion of a Peace for Pits approved obedience course.

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We are a 100% foster based organization. Please send us an email at julie.p4p@gmail.com to inquire about any future public events we have scheduled.

More about this rescue

Peace for Pits is a Chicago area based rescue that focuses on finding loving, caring homes for “bully” breeds in need of help. Many of these dogs come from facilities across the midwest, arriving there as a stray or unfathomably being surrendered by their so called “owners.” Some of these dogs arrive with severe injuries and other health problems due to neglect and or trauma. Our mission is to save as many of these dogs from euthanasia as possible. We are a 100% volunteer run organization, with every dog living in a wonderful foster home from the day it becomes a part of our rescue until the day they get adopted into an amazing forever home. All of our dogs get neutered or spayed, are given all state mandated vaccinations, are microchipped, and if needed, receive other major veterinary care such as surgery or treatments for diseases and infections. When a dog becomes a member of Peace for Pits, it becomes a member for life. We are here for continued support for each adopted dog. We stay in frequent contact with each and every adopter to assure they have all the knowledge and tools to care for their four legged family member. We do all of this to make sure each dog lives a life of PEACE.