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My name is Skittles!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 2 months ago

I'm being cared for by
Watermelon Mountain Ranch

Facts about me

American Pit Bull Terrier
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 45 lb
Pet ID

My info

Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered

My story

Skittles is an American pit-bull terrier mix. She is very shy and slow to warm up, but with some time and encouragement, she'll be your best friend. This sweet girl came extremely pregnant...but all of her puppies have since been adopted. She has grown leaps and bounds in learning to trust people. Skittles is looking for an experienced dog lover willing to see her potential, see the puppy underneath her fear, and give her the love she deserves. Once she warms up, she loves to greet you with whole body wiggles of excitement. A quiet, adult home would be the best fit for Skittles where she can receive all the attention and love. She is dog selective, so a meet and greet with yours is required.

Please consider meeting Skittles at our main ranch location. For more information, please email

Watermelon Mountain Ranch

Contact info
Pet ID
3251 Westphalia Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87144

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Select a dog or cat, complete a questionaire, complete an adoption contract, and go home with a new family member. Fees vary - please see our website.

Go meet their pets

Due to COVID-19 Restrictions all adoptions are done by appointment only.

Please see the Contact page at our website for up-to-date information about our many adoption locations and hours. In addition to adopting from our main facility, we also have pets at our new resale store/adoption center, some Albuquerque PetSmart stores, and other locations visited by our mobile adoption vehicle.

More about this shelter

Our shelter had it's beginnings in the mid 90's and formally became a nonprofit organization in 2001. The dream of Lee and Sophia DiClemente has grown to be the largest no-kill animal shelter in New Mexico. Lee passed in 2010, but Sophia carries on with the support of a small staff, a large number of volunteers, and numerous donors - large and small.