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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-31-00046Nubby (male)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

     This animal is available to licensed rescue groups only.  Please do not enquire unless with a licensed rescue group. This kid is Nubby - he came into us on Wednesday night (late) and he was on an order to euthanize or get out of the City on that day. He has been deemed a vicious animal by the City. We were able to get a few hour extension and find a place to get him out of the City for safe keeping for a very short term. He is a 3 year old Pit/Boxer mix. He was deemed vicious due to human error. He was not kept contained and in his enthusiasm would run and jump on people and other animals. He had two such incidents and therefore got labeled. It absolutely should not be the dog's fault - we firmly agree - so please don't shoot the messenger on this ... (Read More)one - we are just trying to keep the dog from being put down - we didn't make the rules and we didn't let him run free. So far neither Pit Rescue nor Boxer Rescue will take him because he isn't a purebred dog. We have to find a place for him to go out of the City and with someone who has the ability to contain him (fenced in yard). He has lived with a small child and a senior dog. We have no idea how he is with cats. We can not bring him to our facility for meeting - he is banned from the City. If anyone on here knows of another rescue out of this area that would take him, please let them know his life is at risk if we can't find a place for him to go. We have a limited time that he can stay in the foster home he is in. PLEASE help us save this baby's life. He doesn't deserve to die because of irresponsible ownership. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $0 Animal Location:

Patriots for Pets Rescue and Shelter Inc.
805 N. 40th Street
Cerro Gordo County Clear Lake, IA 50428 MAP IT!

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641-357-8050 - Debbie Kern

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-22-00033Taco (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    This guy was surrendered to us yesterday and we didn't get a chance to get him posted. His name when surrendered is Taco. Because he responds to it we aren't going to change it while he is here. We were told he is between 6 and 9 months old. He is scheduled to be neutered on the 8/25. He will be ready to go to a new home as soon as he has recovered from his neuter. He is an absolutely beautiful Pit and is a big boy. He loves everyone. He does know his basic commands. He seems to want to play with all the other dogs and his tail never stops wagging. He doesn't even seem to mind the cats around here. You will definitely want to meet ... (Read More)Taco and see what a big lover he is. (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Patriots for Pets Rescue and Shelter Inc.
805 N. 40th Street
Cerro Gordo County Clear Lake, IA 50428 MAP IT!

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641-357-8050 - Debbie Kern

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-06-00753Ava (female)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Ava is an amazing dog, she absolutely loves kids and adults. She has does not do very well with other animals unfortunately she would do best as an only animal in the home.

 Adoption Fee: $300 Animal Location:

Dubuque County Dubuque, IA 52002 MAP IT!

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Mariah Daniel 9098908073

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Rescue Me ID: 15-08-01-00044Max (male)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good w/ Female Dogs Only, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Beautiful male muti colored can see on my facebook Patti Severson-Lentsch, has all shots 641 640 0488

 Adoption Fee: $50. Animal Location:

Hardin County IowaFalls, IA MAP IT!

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Patti Lentsch 6416400488

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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-30-00497Phiona (female)

Pit Bull    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Needs to be Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    Phiona was being watched by a woman and her family because her friend asked her to watch her for a few days. A few days ended up being 2 months, and Phiona ended up living in a car for that time because she was not allowed in the house. Animal Control was going to fine the woman 1,200 dollars if she didn't bring her to the shelter. She's now waiting for a rescue since we have a policy to only have one pit on the floor at a time. Please help her!

     Animal Location:

Clinton Humane Society
1473 Main Ave.
Clinton County Clinton, IA 52732 MAP IT!

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Mackenzie or Ellyse 563-242-2457

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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-30-00494Hooch (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Needs to be Neutered, Needs Vaccinations 

    This is Hooch. This adorable guy was afraid of the world when he came to us. He has the cutest little squeak bark. He is becoming more and more social as time goes on. We are pretty sure he was used as a bait dog. He's a big baby and would love to be able to run and play again. Won't you show this guy that life can be good again? Show him that there is more to life than what he has seen so far? Come meet this cutie.

     Animal Location:

Clinton Humane Society
1473 Main Ave.
Clinton County Clinton, IA 52732 MAP IT!

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Mackenzie or Ellyse 563-242-2457

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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-30-00491Daisy (female)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Very High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Needs Vaccinations 

    Daisy has already been adopted twice from our shelter. She is very high energy and does not like young children. She would be a good farm dog where she could run off some of her energy. She is a happy girl who would be best in a home without children.

     Animal Location:

Clinton Humane Society
1473 Main Ave.
Clinton County Clinton, IA 52732 MAP IT!

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Mackenzie or Ellyse 563-242-2457

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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-23-00472Tess (female)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Blind, Abused/Neglected 

    VERY LOVING & HEROIC DOG NEEDS HOME Tess was found wandering lose in a rural Eastern Iowa county; very recently shot with buckshot and blind as a result, she was in pain, hungry, and confused. A foster organization helped Tess receive medical care, spaying, etc.; though she is trained and appears to have once had a home, no one came forward to claim her,. Our guess is that she was abandoned, then shot at as she tried to find food. Tess is a pit bull and about two years old; despite what she has been through, is completely full of heart. Though unable to see, she gets around easily and well, happily backing up when something blocks her way; ... (Read More)it doesn't seem to throw her at all. She loves to run and has gone with her first foster mother to a family farm where she ran joyfully off leash, always returning when called. Though loving to run, she doesn't, however, seem to need to run in the way that some dogs do; if she doesn't get to, well that's cool too - in other words, Tess isn't even remotely demanding. In fact, if not in a yard taking in the scents, she prefers two specific activities: cuddling and napping. She is exceptionally gifted at both. Tess is also: kind, intuitive, loving, responsive, curious, trusting, intelligent, strong, undemanding, strong, beautiful, resilient, and very, very sweet. She doesn't really seem to have any quirks or oddities. Tess shows absolutely no hesitation or wariness in relation to humans. She is clearly happy to give our species another chance. She is in a second foster home for the next two weeks because the first foster mother left on vacation. She has taken to it easily and well. In her first foster home, Tess did show some separation anxiety, but it is also true that that care giver was more anxious by nature, and it seems obvious at this point that that played a role. Thus far, she has not shown any separation anxiety in her second foster home. There is a possible secondary problem of aggression with other dogs, but this has only happened in one instance and we mention it only to be fully forthcoming; it seems a case of a very bungled introduction of two dogs to a newly blind girl. In other instances with dogs she has been just fine. We suspect that being newly blind, she is just initially unsure and mention this only to be fully forthcoming. In many ways, Tess is the perfect dog for a household without other pets. She may well be fine with them also, but being unable to see is new to her and there is just something about her that makes us think she should either be an only dog or perhaps with another very loving one. She is crate trained but would far rather cuddle. We, her caregivers, have loved and lived with animals all our life and every one of them is special; and it is true that we have always worked very hard to find the right home for any dog in need of one. With Tess, something else is in play too -- she approaches the world with an entirely open and loving heart despite what has been done to her. We very much want to honor her faith. Note: Tess has no health issues as a result of the shooting and we think she can see a little from one eye. Please call 319-541-5093 (cell) or 319-541-3487 (work and home) Or email Ezimmon@gmail.com or Infoatticus@gmail.com (Less)

 Adoption Fee: 100 Animal Location:

Linn County Mt. Vernon, IA MAP IT!

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Emily Zimmon 563-357-4864

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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-22-00163Remi (female)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Dogs, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Very High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Remi was brought in as a stray on 12-2-14. We think she is about a year old. She likes people but is very food aggressive toward other dogs so we do feel she should be an only pet. She has ben spayed and up to date on all shots except rabies.There is a special pitbull application for this dog. This is to insure she will be able to live in her new home forever.

 Adoption Fee: $135 Animal Location:

Muscatine Humane Society
920 S. Houser St.
Muscatine County Muscatine, IA 52761 MAP IT!

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563-263-7358

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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-22-00153Xerxes (male)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Xerxes was brought in as a stray on 6-4-15. He had been abandoned when his family moved. He is about a year old. We have found out he has lived with children but we do not know how he is with other dogs or cats. He is a very nice guy. We do have a special pitbull application.

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

Muscatine Humane Society
920 S. Houser St.
Muscatine County Muscatine, IA 52761 MAP IT!

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563-263-7358

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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-08-00229Toby (male)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Young Adult

Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    We have had Toby since he was 6 weeks old. We met both of his parents and they seemed like they were very sweet, well-behaved dogs. At about a year and a half Toby began to demonstrate some fear aggression toward people, particularly males, but basically anyone he did not know well, including our kids's friends. Toby has never bit anyone, but he has lunged and snapped, making us fearful that it is a possibility in the future. He gets along well with other dogs when properly introduced, but it takes him some time. He does not do well at dog parks or other places with dogs running loose. We are going to have a daycare in our home ... (Read More)beginning in late August and have decided that we do not feel comfortable keeping Toby given the liability associated with running a daycare. Depending on when he is adopted, he may come with a decent amount of food as well. Toby is a sweet dog and is very loyal to his family. We hope he will be adopted by someone who can provide the love and additional training he needs so that his behaviors can be changed. Please contact me if you are interested in adopting/meeting Toby! (Less)

     Animal Location:

Polk County Des Moines, IA 50311 MAP IT!

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Cate Holec 515.418.2050

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Rescue Me ID: 15-07-06-00731Honey (female)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Puppy

Compatibility: Good with Male Dogs Only 
Personality: High Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Honey is a rescue. She was found with an infected gunshot wound on her front leg and was starving. She is good with large male dogs. Not females or smaller dogs. Honey likes to be cuddled and is very affectionate. She sleeps in the bed snuggled up to you and likes to snuggle while watching t.v. She is young and trainable. We think from her ears and markings, that she is part german shepherd. Honey is afraid of loud noises, so a quiet home would be best.

 Adoption Fee: $$ Animal Location:

private party rescue
2033 Chandler St SW
Iowa County Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 MAP IT!

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319-431-2852

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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-25-00207Noah (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Female Dogs Only, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    NOAH is an affectionate and energetic boy who loves to play with Casey, who is at the same foster home. He is a 70-lb. dog, 6-year-old pit bull terrier. Noah has been waiting a long time and it is so unfair that he does not have a family or person of his own. Noah has not been around kids so he needs to find an adult-only home. He should be the only male dog, but he is very good with most females, even bossy ones! Can you provide a safe and loving home for this deserving boy?

 Adoption Fee: $150 Animal Location:

Dogs Forever of Iowa
809 Rockford Rd SW
Linn County Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 MAP IT!

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Michele 319-481-0977

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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-25-00206Daisy (female)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed 

    DAISY is a very pretty and friendly girl, likely a pit bull terrier mix. She has the typical love of life that is a pit bull standard. She enjoys the company of people and tackles every day with a smile and a great attitude.

 Adoption Fee: 150 Animal Location:

Dogs Forever of Iowa
809 Rockford Rd SW
Linn County Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 MAP IT!

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Michele 319-481-0977

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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-25-00203Grizzly (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Adult Men Only 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered 

    Grizz is a pit bull, 45 lbs., a little over a year old. He is housetrained and a smart little guy but he has been living in a chaotic house and needs a stable foster home without small kids. He needs an experienced dog handler to teach him manners and give him security through consistency. Grizz is crazy for chasing tennis balls. For more info, e-mail nancycrist@netins.net.

 Adoption Fee: 150 Animal Location:

Dogs Forever of Iowa
809 Rockford Rd SW
Linn County Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 MAP IT!

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Michele 319-481-0977

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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-25-00193Romeo (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? He's at Dogs Forever, silly! This big guy loves to get belly rubs and is a big softy at heart. He was found running down the middle of Hwy 30 in sub-zero weather. This sweetie deserves a loving home and we hope you will give him a chance!

 Adoption Fee: 150 Animal Location:

Dogs Forever of Iowa
809 Rockford Rd SW
Linn County Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 MAP IT!

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Michele 319-481-0977

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Rescue Me ID: 15-04-14-00157Rocky (male)

Pit Bull    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Dogs, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Rocky is a 3 year old, 48 pound American Pit Bull Terrier. With a beautiful chocolate brown coat, white chest, and a dazzling set of peepers that will warm your heart'|Rocky is all that a family could want in a canine companion. Rocky came into rescue through no fault of his own. He was owner surrendered because someone in his home was allergic to him. Rocky is completely house trained and loves to romp around, flipping toys, playing tug, chasing balls, and even snuggling on the couch, but what Rocky enjoys the most are belly rubs and ear massages. He truly loves to be around people and will be just as inclined to sit at your feet and ... (Read More)chew away at a bone as to cruise around with you in your car (he loves car rides but tends to doze off!). Rocky needs to be the only dog in his home. He is curious, but obedient due to his training with Robin Moulds at Alpha House K9's. Rocky knows his basic obedience commands and walks well on a leash. He truly has shown to have a great temperament and beautiful soul through all his trainings. Rocky would do best in a home with a fenced yard where he can run free and explore the world with a family that will love him forever. Rocky is neutered, up to date on vaccinations, heart worm tested, and micro chipped. If you think Rocky would be the perfect fit for your family, please start the adoption process by completing the adoption application on our website at www.furfunrescue.org. If you have more questions about Rocky, please contact rox@furfunrescue.org or call 319-929-6657 Adopters within an hour's travel time from Cedar Rapids, IA only, please. Indoor homes only. Adoption donation $200 (Less)

 Adoption Fee: $200 Animal Location:

Fur Fun Rescue Inc
Cedar County Lisbon, IA 52253 MAP IT!

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Roxanne 319-929-6657 Lynette 319-310-3120

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-10-00306Nyssa (female)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Female Dogs Only, Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Abused/Neglected 

    Nyssa is approximately 7 yrs old and our best guess is a Pit Mix. You can tell she has had many litters of pups and a rough life as well. She was skin and bones when we received her and has opened up amazingly to other dogs while being fostered. Cats are ok. She loves people and kids and is a great cuddler! She is kennel trained but would much rather prefer a bed next to yours! She is house trained and does well outside a kennel without supervision in the home. She is spayed, utd on shots and ready for her furever home!!!

 Adoption Fee: $65 Animal Location:

Diamond In The Ruff Rescue
Marshall County State Center, IA 50247 MAP IT!

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-10-00276Elsa (female)

Pit Bull Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Female Dogs Only, Not Good w/ Cats, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Somewhat Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Abused/Neglected 

    Elsa is approximately 6 years old! She LOVES people! She is used to sleeping in her volunteer siblings bed. Other dogs are tolerated when they are calm and do not invade her space. We would like to see her go to a home with no other animals or with her mom, Nyssa (in another post). She likes to play but needs supervision with other dogs, no males. She loves kids and is kennel trained.

 Adoption Fee: $65 Animal Location:

Diamond In The Ruff Rescue
Marshall County State Center, IA 50247 MAP IT!

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Pit Bull in Iowa
    Pit Bull Dogs can make good pets in Iowa if they match your IifestyIe. The American Pit Bull Terrier is a powerful dog with an undeserved reputation for inherent viciousness. A Pit Bull that receives attention, firm training, and thorough socialization makes a wonderful family guardian that is trustworthy with children. Pit Bulls need committed, experienced owners that exude leadership. Pit Bulls excel at high level obedience with proper training. Pit Bulls have been bred for dog fights, and unfortunately a dog that is abused, neglected, or whose instinctive aggression is encouraged, can become hostile and dangerous. Pit Bulls can adapt to apartment life with enough exercise.

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    Some people believe that Pit Bulls are identical to what Bulldogs were in the past. Teddy Roosevelt owned Pit Bulls. Unfortunately, Pit Bulls are often used for illegal dog fighting. A disproportionate number of Pit Bulls are put down in major American cities each year.

Related pages:

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Iowa Animal Rescue
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Greene County - Paton, Iowa 50217
Animal Protection & Education 515-460-SPAY

Jefferson County - Fairfield 52556
Noah's Ark Animal Foundation 641-472-6080

Muscatine County - Muscatine, Iowa 52761
SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance for Pets) 563-264-2370

Scott County - Davenport, IA 52806
Humane Society of Scott County 563-388-6655

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