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American Pit Bull Terrier puppies and dogs in West Des Moines, Iowa

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Kam

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Adult
Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, House-trained, Shots are up-to-date,
Story
We found our amazing Kam on Facebook and chose him and put down deposit so when he reached 8 weeks we could bring him home. He is now going on 4.5 years. Having to re-home him is going to be very difficult because it isn't something we want to do but do to relocating for work it is what has to be done in order to find housing. Have been looking and with the pets it has been difficult. Kam is a great dog he has a older brother and a younger sister/baby mom lol. He does great with them. But isn't good with other dogs that he doesn't know (due to our old neighbors dog) not saying he would do anything we have just never allowed it due to his reaction (growls/barks) and loves to play fetch with tennis balls (until he pops the ball then he doesn't want it anymore), big cuddler perfect movie buddy, he enjoys walks around the blocks - once comfortable in his new home he will sit at the door hoping for you to get that leash out also does well in the car and likes car rides, he's great!
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Captain JuM*

American Pit Bull Terrier Labrador Retriever

Male, 4 yrs 1 mo
Clive, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Captain here, looking for a dog to lead the way? Consider me! I am loyal, goofy, and lots of fun! I can be nervous until we know each other better, but if you lived on the cold/hot hard streets you may be a little wary with new people too. Now, my time at the rescue has really really improved my life and I am SO MUCH more social and outgoing! I am a big, beautiful reddish-tan Pittie/Labrador mix with a white racing stripe down the middle of my chest! Our small canine family came to God's Dogs Rescue in a pickle, a rag tag group of Labradors and one pregnant female! We came to this safe haven with just 3 dogs and now we're a whole lot more! But all of us are now spayed and neutered and READY for furever families who won't leave us to run the streets and starve, we actually have gotten a little chunky, lol and REALLY HAPPY!! As Captain, I'll ensure that you are properly lead and motivated to get your day to day life moving! Well, that's because I need daily walks but besides the point! Some basic information about Captain; he is male, Pitbull/Labrador Retriever mix, and is medium/large-sized boy, at about 60#. Local adoption fee is $200 (in TX) Out of state adoption fee is $400 (includes transport to your area - $50 Temporary Fuel Charge will be added)
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Odin JC

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 3 yrs 3 mos
Clive, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Odin, a lovable 3-year-old Pitbull Terrier mix with a knack for adding a touch of comedy to everyday moments. Odin's playful personality shines through in his charming habit of pretending he doesn't quite grasp his own name or the concept of "going inside" when called - a quirky trait that never fails to bring a smile to our faces. Despite his initial apprehension, Odin's heart of gold shines when it comes to his submissive nature once the collar and leash are on. We're putting in the effort to help him overcome his fear and are making steady progress as he learns to embrace these new experiences. Walking on a leash is a journey we're excited to embark on together, knowing that Odin's determination and willingness to adapt will lead him to success. While he may be unsure about collars and leashes, Odin's social skills with his housemates are spot-on. He gets along well with his furry companions, showcasing his friendly and adaptable nature. As he continues to learn and grow, we have no doubt that Odin's vibrant spirit and endearing antics will steal the hearts of everyone he meets. Odin's journey is one of overcoming fears, embracing new challenges, and finding joy in every moment. If you're ready to join him on this adventure and offer a patient, loving home where he can thrive, Odin is more than ready to shower you with his goofiness, affection, and unwavering loyalty. Come meet Odin and let his heartwarming presence bring laughter and love into your life. Local adoption fee is $200 (in TX) Out of state adoption fee is $400 (includes transport to your area - $50 Temporary Fuel Charge will be added)
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Nyla JC

American Pit Bull Terrier Mixed Breed (Medium)

Female, 2 yrs 3 mos
Clive, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Nyla, a loving and playful 2-year-old Pitbull Terrier mix who wears the title of "mom" with pride. Nyla's vibrant spirit shines through in her playful antics and her deep affection for belly rubs. When the excitement of playtime kicks in, she has a cute habit of gently taking your hand in her mouth, showing her eagerness for some interactive fun. Nyla has been making great progress in her leash training, proving her willingness to learn and adapt. Baths might not be her favorite activity, as she's a bit wary of water, but her courageous spirit is helping her overcome her fears one step at a time. She's also conquered her initial trepidation of wearing a collar and being on a leash, showing her determination to embrace new experiences. This sweet girl is a fan of knotted ropes and treats - two things that always bring a sparkle to her eyes. While she's currently enjoying the company of her housemates, we're still exploring her comfort level around other dogs. With time and patience, we hope to see Nyla's social circle expand. Nyla's journey is one of growth and transformation, and she's ready to continue that journey with a loving forever family. If you're looking for a loyal companion who will shower you with affection and make every moment a joyful one, Nyla might just be the perfect match for you. Open your heart to Nyla and discover the true meaning of unconditional love and companionship. Local adoption fee is $200 (in TX) Out of state adoption fee is $400 (includes transport to your area - $50 Temporary Fuel Charge will be added)
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Uncle Rico KF

American Pit Bull Terrier Boxer

Male, 2 yrs 10 mos
Clive, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Uncle Rico: From Stray to Playful Companion Name: Uncle Rico Breed: PitBull Terrier/Boxer mix Location: Found on the streets of San Antonio, Texas Once an injured, lonely and abandoned soul wandering the streets of San Antonio, Texas, Uncle Rico's life took a fortunate turn when he was found and taken. under the wing of those at God's Dogs Rescue. We may never know what challenges Uncle Rico faced during his days as a stray, but the scars on his heart have healed with the warmth and care he received from his fosters. As he wags his tail gratefully, he knows that his journey to a better life had just begun. Personality: Uncle Rico is a charming and goofy fellow with a heart of gold. Despite his tough past, he has an unyielding spirit and a zest for life. He loves to play fetch, and once you pick up the ball, get ready for an entertaining show of boundless energy and leaps of joy. Uncle Rico's playful antics will bring a smile to your face and fill your heart with joy. Alpha Male: True to his name inspired by the movie "Napoleon Dynamite," Uncle Rico displays an "alpha male" confidence that is both endearing and captivating. He embraces his role as a protector and guardian, looking out for those he loves with a loyal and devoted nature. But don't let the alpha status fool you; he has a gentle side too, as he learns to trust and build strong bonds with his new family. Ideal Home: Uncle Rico is in search of a forever home that will appreciate his playful spirit and embrace his loving heart. An active family or individual who enjoys outdoor activities and playtime would be an ideal match. He craves human companionship, so someone who can spend quality time with him and shower him with love would be perfect. As an alpha male, Uncle Rico would thrive in a home where he can be the only pet and enjoy all the attention to himself. Adoption Information: Uncle Rico has been through a transformation, and now he's ready to embark on a new chapter of his life. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccinations, and has a clean bill of health from the veterinarian. All he needs now is a loving home where he can continue to heal and grow. If you are ready to open your heart and home to this charming, fun-loving, and loyal companion, please consider adopting Uncle Rico. You'll be amazed at the joy he will bring to your life and the love he will give in return. Remember, adopting a rescue dog not only changes their life but also yours. Together, let's give Uncle Rico the forever home he deserves, where he can be cherished and appreciated for the wonderful dog he is. Don't wait; his heart is ready to belong to you. Come meet Uncle Rico and experience the love and happiness only a loyal pit bull can offer! Local adoption fee is $200 (in TX) Out of state adoption fee is $400 (includes transport to your area)
We'll also keep you updated on Abilene JuM's adoption status with email updates.
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Abilene JuM

American Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 5 yrs 9 mos
Clive, IA
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Howdy, aren't you just as sweet as a peach! It's a mighty fine pleasure meeting you! My name is Abilene and I'm a down to Earth nature girl who loves affection! I am looking for a family of huggers, lovers, sweeties, cuties, to take me in as one of their own! I love car rides, people, being a lap dog, playing with dogs (even ones smaller than me!), children and expending energy all day all the time! I'll need activity and exercise to keep me healthy and happy, a walk here and there, but I know you'll be able to provide that for lil ole me! Some basic information about me; I am a cool gal, American Pitbull mix, female, and large-sized (60-99lbs) with Golden-Cream coloring. I am potty trained, crate trained, and leash trained though sometimes I get a bit excited! Local adoption fee is $200 (in TX) Out of state adoption fee is $400 (includes transport to your area - $50 Temporary Fuel Charge will be added)

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We'll also keep you updated on Cooper's adoption status with email updates.
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Cooper

Boxer Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)

Male, 3 yrs
West Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Cooper aka Toot Toot aka Toot Bagoot aka Tooter Cooper was basically born and raised in the shelter system so everything is new to him, he's still learning what stairs are and what the big moving screen that talks to him is. Tooter has nothing but love to give. The best way to describe Toot toot is a bull in a China shop. Your personal space is his personal space. Your spot on the couch is his spot on the couch. Fancy decorations? Oh you mean those things in his way! Toot is completely potty trained and listens very well! He knows sit, and down and is good in a kennel. Cooper's FAVORITE thing is soft stuffed toys and will definitely make your home look like a winter wonderland with stuffing. He is still learning about those small stick things attached to human arms and that those are in fact part of the human and not part of the treat or toy, but Cooper is a smart boy! Toot has never met a stranger with 2 legs or 4 legs, but since Cooper is a puppy in an adult dogs body, people his size may not be the best choice for him. Cooper has a heart of gold and just wants to please people and give you all the kisses (and maybe nibble on your toes a little). We know the right home is out there for our boy but 3 years in a shelter is too long. Do you think you're up for a sweet hyper house piggy? Apply for the Bagoot today, he's waiting for you.
We'll also keep you updated on Milo's adoption status with email updates.
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Milo

Boxer Mixed Breed (Medium)

Male, 2 yrs 5 mos
West Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Milo is a super sweet and fun loving guy who recently had to be surrendered to us due to his owner falling ill. Now he is looking for a home that can love him just as much as his previous owner! He can be a bit nervous and shy at first but becomes a total goofball once you get to know him. He has quite a bit of energy and loves to run around and get crazy with the other pups here, but is also down for a nice cuddle with the people he loves most. Stop by our Mills Civic location to meet this special 45lb man with a heart of gold!
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Silas

Boxer Husky

Male, 9 mos
West Des Moines, IA
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Silas is a sweet soul and very kind, but had a bit of a rough start in his short nine months of life. Silas has been bounced around from the shelter to a home multiple times due to no fault of his own and is ready for a home that will stick! Each home decided that they weren't ready for the love that Silas is ready to give, and he has a lot of love ready for anyone willing to accept it! He loves other dogs, loves people, is good with kids, and is overall just the goodest boy! If you need a little gentleman in your life with a big heart stop in to meet sweet little Silas today!

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American Pit Bull Terrier shelters & rescues in West Des Moines, Iowa

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1.6 miles

God's Dogs Rescue of TX for IA Transport Stop

Clive, IA 50325

Pet Types: dogs

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1.6 miles

Polk County Humane Society (in Missouri) - Iowa Transport

11101 University Ave Ste B, Clive, IA 50325

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rescue

7.2 miles

Forever Home Dog Rescue

Johnston, IA 50131

Pet Types: dogs

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Rescue

7.6 miles

Charming Pet Rescue - IA Transport Stop

Des Moines, IA 50309

Pet Types: dogs

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Shelter

8.6 miles

Animal Rescue League of Iowa Inc.

5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, IA 50313

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, farm animals, horses, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Shelter

31.3 miles

Ames Animal Shelter

325 Billy Sunday Road, Ames, IA 50010

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, reptiles, small animals

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Shelter

33.4 miles

Boone Area Humane Society

228 W 16TH, Boone, IA 50036

Pet Types: cats, birds, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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Shelter

38 miles

Clarke County Animal Shelter

125 E Ayers Street, Osceola, IA 50213

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Shelter

38.9 miles

Marion County Humane Society

1701 E Pleasant, Knoxville, IA 50138

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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Rescue

49.4 miles

Creston Animal Rescue Effort/ Creston City Pound

mail donations to:, 304 W Devoe Street, Creston, IA 50801

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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