Male American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) named Stitch available for adoption

Adoptable Male American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Adoptable Male American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Adoptable Male American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)

Stitch

Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Primary Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Age: Adult
Size: Medium
Color: Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary Visit Required

People are constantly falling in love with Stitch's face. They say he looks like a cute gargoyle. Born in 2011, Stitch came to Best Friends from a rescue organization in California. Although he's had previous heart surgeries, his heart murmur is still a grade five out of six. He takes prescription medication for his heart, and he gets eye drops. Stitch absolutely loves to be around people. He is cuddly, sweet and would make a great couch potato. He can wedge his compact, 60-pound body into his caregivers' laps and snuggle for as long as time allows. He does get overexcited when he's being leashed up, so he is working on being calm and not getting mouthy. He does best in calm, quiet environments and when the person leashing him is calm and follows a routine. Stitch does have a previous bite history. He's also very heat sensitive because of his heart condition and his short muzzle, so it's important that he goes for walks when it's not too hot outside. When it comes to other dogs, Stitch can be defensive when he first meets them, but he usually warms up. He'd do best in a home without cats.

Stitch does well riding in a car, although he needs a boost to get in. On hotter days, instead of walks, he likes to ride on the golf cart around Dogtown, feeling the breeze in his face. Stitch is crate trained and eats his meals in a crate. Despite his medical challenges, he is friendly and easygoing with the Best Friends veterinary staff and has been great for medical handling here. If you'd enjoy having a cute little gargoyle who'll curl up with on the couch with you and stroll by your side when it's cool outside, Stitch may be your guy. He has a generous sponsor who will pay his adoption costs.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.

FIV

This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.

FeLV

This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.

Declawed

This cat has been declawed by previous owners.