A American Pit Bull Terrier named Lavenia has been adopted at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...


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

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary visit required
Available for sleepover
Prefers no dogs
Prefers no cats

Lavenia is an extremely silly and funny girl. Because she always has a toy in her mouth, she sounds like a dinosaur when she sings, which she loves to do. Born in 2012, Lavenia walks great on a leash, and knows sit, down, and shake. She can be selective with her doggie friends and would do best as the only dog in a home.

Lavenia came to the Sanctuary from a shelter in Idaho. Her dream is to find an active home with an endless supply of tennis balls and other toys. She'd also love to have a person who likes adventures. Splashing around in a lake all day, and then coming home to snuggle all night, would make her the happiest girl alive.

Lavenia is part of our Single Pets* program! That means that she is eligible for a free flight home and waived adoption fee!

*Single pets do best as the only dog or cat in the home.

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.


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This cat has been declawed by previous owners.