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Facts about me

Breed
Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium)
Color
Brown/Chocolate
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Weight
Sex
Female
Pet ID
A233270

My info

Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered
Small red x Not housetrained

My story

Chinchilla A233270

Female - 2 years old
Came in 9/24/21 as a Stray

Handling 11/21: https://youtu.be/8QD2SfopnYc
Handling video: https://youtu.be/f-EC2ivxuk0
Leash Test: https://youtu.be/5QBI39fuBTU
Leash Test: https://youtu.be/R7ijI_IK-xE
Leash Test: https://youtu.be/_K8wtZ_adQU

Chinchilla came to us skinny and timid. She’s been let down by humans repeatedly but after some time to adjust to the shelter and realizing food is abundant, Chinchilla opened up. She’s actually quite engaging now. Sometimes the leash makes her nervous to put on but that is really her only hiccup. Chinchilla knows volunteers have snacks and she can be jumpy when she wants attention. She will hold on in a hug position but it’s more about getting leverage to stick her snoot in our treat bag than the cuddle. We think it’s adorable. Chinchilla knows some commands and takes treats relatively well for how thin she is. She affectionate with her slobbery kisses and doesn’t mind the same in return. Besides being beautiful Chinchilla has a solid disposition with us so far too.
Chinchilla A233270

Female - 2 years old
Came in 9/24/21 as a Stray

Handling 11/21: https://youtu.be/8QD2SfopnYc
Handling video: https://youtu.be/f-EC2ivxuk0
Leash Test: https://youtu.be/5QBI39fuBTU
Leash Test: https://youtu.be/R7ijI_IK-xE
Leash Test: https://youtu.be/_K8wtZ_adQU

Chinchilla came to us skinny and timid. She’s been let down by humans repeatedly but after some time to adjust to the shelter and realizing food is abundant, Chinchilla opened up. She’s actually quite engaging now. Sometimes the leash makes her nervous to put on but that is really her only hiccup. Chinchilla knows volunteers have snacks and she can be jumpy when she wants attention. She will hold on in a hug position but it’s more about getting leverage to stick her snoot in our treat bag than the cuddle. We think it’s adorable. Chinchilla knows some commands and takes treats relatively well for how thin she is. She affectionate with her slobbery kisses and doesn’t mind the same in return. Besides being beautiful Chinchilla has a solid disposition with us so far too.
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Why adoption is a great option

Chinchilla, a Chicago Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium) for sale in Chicago, or seeking a Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium) dog from a breeder in Chicago.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Chicago already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Chicago breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium) breeders who help with Pit Bull Terrier/Mixed Breed (Medium) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Chicago paves the way for another one to be saved.