A American Pit Bull Terrier named Punky is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...


Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Age: Adult
Size: Large
Color: Gray
Sex: Female

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Available for sleepover
Prefers no cats

'Playful' and 'polite' are just two of the words Dogtown caregivers used to describe Punky. She's a real people-pleaser and loves to be around other dogs. Born in 2014, she is the perfect mix of active and cuddly. Punky learns quickly and is a joy to train. She's currently fine-tuning her basic training skills, which include 'sit,' 'go to your place,' and 'wait'. She's also learning how to walk politely on a leash. Punky tends to guard high-value treats and toys. She cannot live with cats, but would be happy to have as much human company as she can get.

As part of the Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program, Punky qualifies for a free flight home and waived adoption fee. And because Ruffwear loves active dogs, they will also provide a gear kit customized for the activities this pet loves to do and for the climate you live in. Click here to learn more about the Ruff Adventure Dog Adoption Program.

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.


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.


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.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.