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Posted over 3 years ago | Updated 10 hours ago

I'm being cared for by
Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue

Facts about me

American Pit Bull Terrier
Brown/Chocolate - with White
4 years 8 months old, Adult
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Melvin (b. 3/2019) is a young, friendly, Pit Bull Terrier who was scheduled for euthanasia in a Missouri shelter. Thankfully this sweet, goofy boy found his way to rescue and is learning all about the good life!  Melvin loves the company of people, including children, and looks forward to visits from the grandchildren in his foster home! Melvin enjoys the safety of family life and likes to be close to his humans. He's an active boy who likes playing fetch, tug, and taking brisk walks in nature or, hey, around the neighborhood works too! While Melvin is a young guy with energy to match, he also appreciates a lazy evening of couch snuggles after a busy day of play. Melvin is a quick learner and knows several commands; he also knows appropriate bathroom behavior (take it outside!) and he's comfortable using a kennel. Melvin doesn't always appreciate the company of other dogs (or cats) and will need to be the only animal in the home. As an active, smart boy, Melvin will need a 6' fenced yard to keep him safe and close to home. We think Melvin's furever future includes an active family with children over the age of 8, who are curious about the world and want to offer this handsome boy the best life has to offer!  

Before applying to adopt Melvin, you need to be familiar with your local breed-specific legislation regarding Pit Bulls. Applicants must live within 50 miles of the Omaha/Council Bluffs area.

The suggested adoption donation for Melvin is $265.  We are a 501c3 organization which means that your donation may be TAX DEDUCTIBLE.  Your donation goes toward the high cost of veterinary care for our animals in rescue, as well as providing supportive services to animals in homes.

Information about the adoption process:  All adoptions require a completed ADOPTION APPLICATION.  Once your application is approved, we will put you in touch with the dog’s foster to see if you and the pet are a good match.  If so, we will arrange a meeting for you and the pet.  The adoptions for all of our animals will take place in the Omaha, NE area and must be done by the adoptive family in person. We do not ship or deliver.

Please Note:  We are a RESCUE, which is different from a shelter.  We conduct veterinary and personal reference checks during the application approval process. We always select the right applicant for each dog, based on the dog’s needs.  If you and the dog are not a good match, we will help you select another dog, or we will keep your approved application on file for 6 months.

To learn about Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue or donate to our animals, please visit our website at or our Facebook Page.


Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue

Contact info
Pet ID
Terri Larson
527 Delong Avenue, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Fill out an application on our website. After the vet and personal references have been called, a home visit will be scheduled. If it is determined that the dog is a good match for the family, and vise versa, an adoption date will be arranged.
Suggested donations amounts are based on vetting expenses incurred, age, physical condition, etc.

Go meet their pets

Watch for Meet and Greets where you are invited to meet our dogs. Individual meetings can also be scheduled.

More about this rescue

Muddy Paws Second Chance Rescue, Inc. is a not for profit organization formed in 2014 by a small group of devoted animal lovers, in the Council Bluffs/Omaha area, with many years of rescue experience wanting to make a difference in the lives of dogs. Our rescue focuses on small breed dogs, less than 35 pounds, of any age. It is all volunteer based, and all of our rescue dogs are living in the homes of our volunteers.
Our rescue is unique in that we offer supportive services, such as education and training, to owners considering relinquishing their pet in an effort to try to keep the dog in their home whenever possible. We also educate and offer placement assistance to owners attempting to rehome their pets through social media sites, which can often be risky for the pets as well as the owners.